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Galicia Jewish Museum

Learn about 800 years of Jewish presence in Krakow in this insightful photo museum, which also serves as a lively cultural center. 

The Galicia Jewish Museum features revealing photographs of Jewish cultural sights, Holocaust locations and modern interpretations of what it means to be Jewish in Krakow. Learn a traditional Jewish dance or enjoy a Klezmer concert at one of the attraction’s regular cultural events. 

This modern museum has been open since 2004. It’s located in an old Jewish factory and was the brainchild of photojournalist Chris Schwarz, who wanted to commemorate Jewish life in the city of Krakow. Rather than display old photos and relics, the main exhibit of the museum contains selections from more than 1,000 photographs taken over a 12-year period beginning in the 1990s. The focus is on modern perspectives of historical events and Jewish culture in the city. Combine a visit to this museum with a tour of Krakow’s other Jewish sights for a different point of view.

Follow the set route through five chronologically ordered displays. The first sets of photographs depict Jewish culture as it once was through images of relics and historical sights. Move on to see a series of images that deal with places related to the Holocaust. In the latter two areas you can browse images based on the theme of how Jewish culture is presented today. 

Come to the Galicia Jewish Museum on one of its cultural nights. Regular concerts, educational nights, talks and films are held here. Find a timetable on the museum’s website. 

Browse a bookshop that specializes in material on Jewish culture and the Holocaust. When you get hungry, head to the café, where the shelves are lined with kosher produce.

The Galicia Jewish Museum is located a block away from the Remuh Cemetery, south of the Old Town (Stare Miasto). Buses and trams stop close by. The museum is closed on Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. There is a charge for entry. 


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INX Design Hotel

INX Design Hotel

Ul. Starowislna 91, Krakow
5.0
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Located in Kazimierz, this hotel is steps from Galicia Jewish Museum and Old Synagogue. Wawel Castle and Main Market Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$120
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

ul. Berka Joselewicza 19, Krakow
4.9
of 5, from 548 reviews
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Located in the heart of Krakow, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Synagogue and Galicia Jewish Museum. Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Polski Pod Białym Orłem

Hotel Polski Pod Białym Orłem

ul. Pijarska 17, Krakow
4.6
of 5, from 105 reviews
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Located in Florianska Street, this hotel is steps from City Arsenal, Florian's Gate, and Czartoryski Museum. Main Market Square and Krakow Barbican are also within 10 minutes.

$71
Armon Residence

Armon Residence

Plac Bawól 4, Krakow
4.2
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kazimierz, this guesthouse is steps from Galicia Jewish Museum and Old Synagogue. Wawel Castle and Main Market Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$78
Qubus Hotel Krakow

Qubus Hotel Krakow

ul. Nadwislanska 6, Krakow
4.6
of 5, from 483 reviews
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This striking, contemporary, 7-floor hotel is situated on a river and close to Krakow's historical Old Jewish district, and 3 kilometers from the Royal Palace.

$72
Wyspianski Hotel

Wyspianski Hotel

Ul Westerplatte 15, Krakow
4.0
of 5, from 543 reviews
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Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourgeois House, Main Market Square, and St. Mary's Basilica. Florian's Gate and Cloth Hall are also within 10 minutes.

$68
Hotel Rubinstein

Hotel Rubinstein

Szeroka 12, Krakow
4.6
of 5, from 149 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kazimierz, this romantic hotel is steps from Wolf Popper Synagogue and Old Synagogue. Wawel Castle and Galicia Jewish Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$84
Betmanowska Main Square Residence

Betmanowska Main Square Residence

Ul. Rynek Glowny 44, Krakow
4.8
of 5, from 332 reviews
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Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Amber Museum, Main Market Square, and St. Mary's Basilica. Cloth Hall and Town Hall Tower are also within 5 minutes.