Krakow is Poland’s cultural capital and it’s bursting with historic architecture, fantastic foodie favourites and an elegant, royal allure. One other important highlight, however, is the fantastic street art in Krakow. The vibrant colours turn the otherwise monotonous walls into rainbow-coloured masterpieces, especially in the slightly messy but ever so lively student quarters. That’s where you’ll find the most creative spirits, as well as the best street art in Krakow.
The coolest places to explore some of the nicest murals in Krakow are Kazimierz and Podgórze, which are two bustling districts that border each other. I recently saw the streets of Krakow with my own eyes, so let me tell you about some of the highlights in these areas!
This is Where to Find the Best Street Art in Krakow
Street Art in Kazimierz
Without a doubt, the number one area to explore Krakow’s striking painted walls is Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. This dynamic student hub is also the beating heart of Krakow’s (non-traditional) creative arts. No matter where you go, you’ll find unique little boutiques, art studios, cosy
Some of my personal favourites in Kazimierz are the murals and art studios in (and around) the Jozefa street. Lookarna Illustrations, a small art studio and shop in the Jozefa street (number 11), is definitely a recommended stop for artsy types. I recently bought a dreamy print from this talented artist for a very affordable price!
Highlights in Kazimierz:
- Corner of Ulica Jozefa and Ulica Nowa
- Plac Bawół 3
- Ulica Kupa 5
- Ulica Jozefa 17
Street Art in Podgórze
Podgórze is another major hotspot for street art lovers. The historic district was an indepent city until the 19th century, but it is currently one of the most upcoming and promising quarters in Krakow.
Podgórze underwent drastic changes during World War II, when the Nazis transformed it into a gated Jewish ghetto. Nowadays, the monuments that remember the victims remain, but the district has found a new identity. Snazzy new restaurants, summery ice cream parlors, and fashionable seem to open their doors on a monthly basis.
Highlights in Podgórze:
- Jozefinska 24 (Lem’s Robot)
- Piwnas 3a (Ding Dong Dumb)
- Przemysłowa 1 (Tolerance mural)
- Zamoyskiego 6
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