ul. Jagiellońska, Kraków

Connects the short ul. Olszewskiego to Szczepański Square, crossing the original university district.

The section between the Planty garden ring and ul. św. Anny runs by the most important buildings of the Jagiellonian University. Collegium Novum, or the New College – a neo-Gothic building facing the Planty – houses the offices of the rector. Its grandest room is the Assembly Hall decorated with paintings by Jan Matejko: this is where the most momentous events in the life of the University take place. Another university building by the street is the Collegium Maius that for nearly five centuries was the headquarters of the University. Today it houses the Jagiellonian University Museum. The building is entered through a Gothic hallway leading to an arcaded quadrangle. Visiting the museum usually begins in the Libraria (former library) adjacent to the Stuba Communis (common room), where professors gathered and ate together. The Treasury boasts precious collections, including a globe from 1510, one of the first to account for America.

The other end of ul. Jagiellońska is taken by the Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre (on the corner of Szczepański Square). It developed late in the 18th century, and has seen the most eminent Polish directors at work; since mid-20th century notably Jerzy Grotowski, Konrad Swinarski, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, and Agnieszka Holland. The Museum of the Stary Theatre at No. 1 boasts a collection of set designs, scripts, costumes, and other props, with a separate exhibition being devoted to Helena Modjeska (Modrzejewska).

Date: 2017-05-26 Show ticket
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