Historical Museum of the City of Kraków – The Town Hall Tower

Rynek Główny 1, 31-001 Kraków
Opening hours:

Summer season (April – October): Monday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Winter season

From 5th March: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

November – December: Monday - Sunday 12 am - 6.00 pm

The last admission - 30 min. before the closing time.


The first record of Krakow Town Hall, an architectonic symbol of Krakow’s political power and might, comes from 1326. In the Middle Ages the building was expanded.

The 15th century Town Hall building was expanded in the mid-16th century with a Renaissance part. The Town Hall survived until 1820, when it was destroyed. What remains of it is a 75-metre tall tower, first mentioned in 1383. It is one of the most precious historic buildings in Krakow.

The walls are adorned with stone siding, forming lancet arcades and vertical tracery. The whole is crowned with a Baroque dome, designed by the royal architect, Piotr Beber. Since 1967 the building has been used by the Museum of History of the City of Krakow.

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