Józefa Street

Address:
ul. Józefa, Kraków

Description

This street used to be called Żydowska ("Jewish"). Its present name was given by the Austrians to honour their emperor, Joseph II, who used to live at its outlet in Wojewodziński Palace (20 Krakowska Street). Today, Józefa Street is famous for its artistic ambience. It features numerous galleries of modern and antique art as well as antique shops and stalls with souvenirs. Another notable element of the street is the High Synagogue, located at 38 Józefa Street. Built in the years 1556-1563, it owes its name to the prayer hall situated on the first floor. Unfortunately, nothing has remained of its rich interior. Severely damaged during the Swedish Deluge and then in the Second World War, it housed a monument restoration workshop after the war.

This street used to be called Żydowska ("Jewish"). Its present name was given by the Austrians to honour their emperor, Joseph II, who used to live at its outlet in Wojewodziński Palace (20 Krakowska Street). Today, Józefa Street is famous for its artistic ambience. It features numerous galleries of modern and antique art as well as antique shops and stalls with souvenirs. Another notable element of the street is the High Synagogue, located at 38 Józefa Street. Built in the years 1556-1563, it owes its name to the prayer hall situated on the first floor. Unfortunately, nothing has remained of its rich interior. Severely damaged during the Swedish Deluge and then in the Second World War, it housed a monument restoration workshop after the war.

Translation: Summa Linguae SA

 

Date: 2013-01-31 Show ticket
News author: PAWEŁ KRAWCZYK
News Publisher: Redakcja MPI
Tags: city, tourism
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