Villa Decius, tradition of refinement.
Krakow’s Villa Decius (Willa Deciusza), the
Renaissance mansion built around 1530 for a powerful
secretary of King Sigismund I the Old, is one of
Poland’s best palatial suburban residences. Its first owner
was one of the leading lights of the 16th-century Polish
‘Golden Age’ and his home a glowing lighthouse.
In the 19th century Princess Czartoryska, arts patron and a
famed pianist, restored the palace to prominence. Now it
shines again after a thorough renovation as Krakow’s home to
the European Academy, inviting intellectuals from across the
The adjacent old Romanticist park boasts open-air musical
events and a modern sculpture gallery. And the period
interiors of the Decius Villa shelter also a modern
Contact info for Villa Decius in Krakow.
Villa Decius is situated on the verge of Wola Justowska,
Krakow's traditionally smartest residential district. Its
postal address is Willa Decjusza, ul. 28 Lipca 17a,
30-233 Krakow, Poland. Phone (+48) 124253638, fax (+48)
12425363. Web site www.villa.org.pl
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
Exhibitions, conferences, and much more.
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.