Bunker of Arts, Krakow's bastion of contemporary art.
In 1965 a modern exhibition hall for a state art agency was
built amid ancient landmarks of
Old Town district, just opposite the temple-like
Palace of Arts at the Szczepanski
square. Owing to its gray concrete walls and bulky shape the
unpopular construction has been dubbed “the bunker” before
long. By the mid 1990s the contemptuous label was embraced
by the exhibition hall’s managers who turned their ‘Bunker
of Arts - The Contemporary Art Gallery’ into a
stronghold of the avant-garde.
Every third year the Bunker of Arts (Polish 'Bunkier
Sztuki'), 3a Plac Szczepanski square at Planty Gardens,
serves as the main exhibition venue for the
International Print Triennial,
one of the world’s biggest festivals of print arts.
Krakow’s central Grand Square (Rynek Glowny), the
largest plaza of medieval Europe and one of the world’s finest
with its spectacular landmarks, has remained the hub of the city
since the 13th century.
Palace of Arts
Temple of Fine Arts from the turn of the 20th century.
Japan Culture and Technology Center
Fine example of the world's newest architecture is the
scene of numerous cultural events, and most have something to do
Exhibitions, conferences, and much more.
Poland's cult venue for high-brow entertainment.
Century-old Bohemian hideout in its 1908 Art Nouveau
Center for Jewish
19th-century prayer house turned modern cultural venue
safeguards and presents heritage of Poland’s Jews.
Almost perfect Renaissance Italian villa shelters
Krakow's European Academy.