Every summer heatwaves hit Krakow time and again so
take care to take the usual precautions. At the same
time don't drink water from pumps in the central
square as tourist often do: it's fresh and cold but
it's unfit for drinking and can make you sick.
Whereas the Krakow tap water is drinkable, the pumps
draw untreated water from wells beneath the square
which may be easily
Road works have paralyzed central Krakow. Most
notably the closure of vital intersection - streets
Westerplatte, Pawia, Lubicz, and Basztowa - next to
the Krakow Glowny central train station plays havoc
with public transport in the city. And it may be
only worse till September at least.
Lady with an Ermine moved to the National Museum.
From May 19th, 2017 until the reopening of the Czartoryski Museum
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo's
marvelous portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, is to be displayed in the main building of the
Museum in Krakow at 1, 3 Maja street
Saint Mary's altar incomplete.
Veit Stoss’s altarpiece
of the high altar in the Basilica of Saint Mary (Bazylika
Mariacka), one of the world’s best Gothic masterpieces,
is undergoing an extensive conservation, which requires the
temporary removal of its segments. Elements transferred to
the restoration workshop are replaced with life-size photos
showing the missing parts. The renovation is to last till
2020 or longer.
The Czartoryski Museum closed.
Czartoryski Museum in Krakow will stay
closed for renovation and modernization through 2019.