IN Polonia House
Across Cracow Main Square, a medieval tract finds its way stretching from Floriańska Gate – main gate to the Old Town (Capital of Polish Kings) – up to Wawel Royal Castle. Walking along this route, (Main Square and Grodzka Street) one can find a pink façade of the town house marked with number 14, located directly in front of the Church of St. Adalbert. In medieval chronicles from 1337 there is a note mentioning the house, although historians assume it has earlier origins.
In XVI century the house was rebuilt and from that time on it has undergone many restoration processes. Gothic cellars and historic chamber on the first floor, Renaissance Hall, Arcade Hall with vaults have been preserved till present days.
The ceiling of Renaissance Hall is made of oak logs and there are also unique polychromies on the upper parts of the walls. A lot of music events take place exactly in this Hall, and most interesting and popular are the concerts of famous Polish artists.
The facade of the house includes also a significant element – a figure of St. Ann, and through centuries the Saint has remained the patron of the house and the bulding’s name was “Under Saint Ann’s”. Due to the character of Polish artistic elite meetings with international guests from all over the world, the house received a contemporary name of “Dom Polonii” – “Polish House”.
Marvellous and outstanding experience. Thank You for this unforgettable concert.
Chopin Piano Concert conquest our hearts. Marvellous show of virtuosity.
These concerts become our favourite place during Cracow revisits.
Ruth and Johnattan
New York, USA
We will take our impressions from this amazing concert to our Switzerland.
Main Square 14, 31-008 Krakow
48 663 535 510 - polish
48 663 535 507 - international