Founded in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska, Czartoryska Museum (Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich w Krakowie) was created to conserve the heritage of Poland and to maintain the city’s history alive.
Visiting the museum
Housed in three historic buildings in the heart of Krakow, the institution also displays various antiques, porcelain, crystal, and tapestries from other European countries.
The Czartoryski Museum also has an excellent collection of weaponry and antiques from Greece, Rome, and Egypt.
The museum's main treasure is probably one of Leonardo da Vinci’s best-known paintings, the Lady with an Ermine.
A wise choice
The Czartoryski Museum is centrally located, entertaining, and full of beautiful Polish and European art and antiques. It's one of the most recommendable museums in Krakow.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 6:30pm
Sundays: 10am - 2:30pm.
Adults: zł 38 (US$ 9.10)
Students: zł 28 (US$ 6.70)
Tuesday: Free entry
Buses: 124, 152, 424, 502 and 512.
Trams: 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 24.
Planty Park (90 m) Kraków Old City Walls (94 m) Jan Matejko House in Kraków (98 m) Barbican (134 m) St. Mary's Basilica (326 m)