Krakow's International Culture Center
The International Culture Center (Miedzynarodowe
Centrum Kultury) in
Krakow has its seat at 25 Rynek
Glowny central square, the Grand Square in the heart of
the Old Town historical district.
It was founded in 1990 to facilitate the intercourse between
peoples of different cultures. And ever since then its main
field of interest has been the cultural heritage of the
Wide scope of activities
Krakow's International Culture Center engages in a wide
range of activities: from research to education to art
presentation to information services. Besides various
conferences and numerous publications there are such
programs as the yearly College for New Europe which
has regularly brought young people to Krakow from every part
of Europe and the USA.
Seat of the International Culture Center in Krakow
The House under Ravens (Dom Pod Krukami), home to the
International Culture Center, was converted from two
medieval buildings in the late 19th century. It has
underwent thorough refurbishment in the early 2000s. Its
conference hall on the ground floor can seat some 200
and boasts the state-of-the-art equipment. Also the
International Culture Center's art gallery upstairs has been
For years the gallery of the International Culture Center
has been known in Krakow as the venue for interesting and
often highly original exhibitions. Situated on the upper
floor of the Center's building at 25 Rynek Glowny (Grand
Square) it is accessible also to the disabled who may use a
The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
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.
Bunker of Arts
Bulwark of the newest art.
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
Poland's cult venue for high-brow entertainment.
Century-old Bohemian hideout in its 1908 Art Noveau
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.