The open-air exhibition in the Planty Gardens

The open-air exhibition in the Planty Gardens is part of the celebrations for the 120th anniversary of the Krakow Stained Glass Workshop S.G. Zelenski, which today continues under the name of the Stained Glass Workshop and Museum.

Thanks to the Krakow Stained Glass Workshop S.G. Zelenski, established in 1902, the most outstanding Polish artists were able to create stained-glass works. At the beginning of the 20th century, concepts constituting a creative contribution to the then-ubiquitous Art Nouveau were created here. The distinctive features of Cracovian stained glass emerged, earning itself the label of the Krakow Stained Glass School. This took place on many levels – from monumental works to innumerable personal projects in tenement houses.

The open-air exhibition in the Planty Gardens

We would like to present this hidden heritage of the city, of which many residents remain unaware. Hidden in staircases, courtyards and corridors, Cracovian stained-glass windows pass unnoticed in the everyday rush and are still shrouded in mystery, which we reveal to a wider audience. The carefully curated group of eighteen examples is a list of the most interesting works. Illuminated showcases placed along the Planty Gardens allow visitors to observe stained-glass windows that are often inaccessible on a daily basis.

Pawilon Wyspiańskiego 2000

In Wawel Royal Castle, dozens of churches, including Saint Mary’s Basilica and the Wawel Cathedral, the Czartoryski Palace, the Town Hall Tower, public buildings and in tenement houses… All these buildings contain stained-glass works that were created in the Stained Glass Workshop and Museum over the last 120 years. Looking at their status and number, we realise that they are the most important buildings in the city, so that we can say Krakow would not be the same without the Stained Glass Workshop and Museum. Today, as we celebrate its 120th anniversary, we can confidently say that Krakow is the City of Stained Glass.

Stain glass exhibition map
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1. Muzeum Witrażu, Krasińskiego 23
2. Izba Rzemieślnicza, Św. Anny 9
3. Pałac Stryjeńskiego, Batorego 12
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4. Kamienica Wolnych, pl. Szczepański 2
5. Kamienica, Staszica 14
6. Grand Hotel, Sławkowska 7
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7. Dom pod Globusem, Długa 1
8. Nowe Herbewo, Lubelska 29
9. Hotel Pollera, Szpitalna 30
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10. Kamienica, Ariańska 5
11. Kasa Oszczędności, Szpitalna 15
12. Jama Michalika, Floriańska 45
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13. Pawilon Wyspiańskiego, W. Świętych 2
14. Synagoga Tempel, Miodowa 24
15. Katedra Wawelska, Wawel 3
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16. Kamienica, Straszewskiego 5
17. Bazylika, W. Świętych 5
18. Kamienica, Piłsudskiego 9

Honorary patronage of the exhibition:
Mayor of the City of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski

Opening hours

The Stained Glass Museum is open for visitors from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed: Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Tickets can be purchased via the on-line booking system or at the museum box office. Come and try!

Guided tours

Visiting the museum is possible only with a guide and starts with at least 2 people. Duration: 45 minutes. Visiting hours in Polish: 12:30, 15:30. Visiting hours in English: 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm. Organised groups (min. 10 participants) are invited to call or e-mail us to book the tour also at other hours.

Contact

Stained Glass Workshop and Museum, al. Zygmunta Krasińskiego 23, 31-111 Kraków, tel.: +48 512 937 979, info@muzeumwitrazu.pl

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