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Discover Kraków Culture

Art exists in a set reality; it responds to change directly or indirectly, and it does not shy away from incisive commentary. Cultural spring in Kraków in 2022 isn’t just about attractive events: it also offers a reflection on the condition of society and the world as a whole, and features actions supporting refugees.

Spring '22
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Unusual Spring

Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine, the dramatic events in our war-torn neighbour and the tens of thousands of refugees seeking shelter in our city have all made a mark on Kraków’s cultural life.

Institutions and organisers are getting involved with actions and campaigns, preparing cultural events for the new arrivals and showing solidarity, all of which creates an open, supportive atmosphere which brings haven and relief. Art seems to be able to predict the future, as shown by the themes of some upcoming events planned long in advance.

Spring '22

Selected events

Unwanted Capital

05.03

05.06

The exhibition Unwanted Capital: Architecture and Urban Planning in Kraków During the German Occupation of 1939–1945 at the International Cultural…

Kraków Comic Book Festival

25.03

27.03

The most important fashion event in Małopolska, its main element is the Cracow Fashion Awards programme presenting the latest diploma…

Misteria Paschalia Festival

12.04

18.04

One of Europe’s most important events dedicated to early music, held during Holy Week, focuses on composers from Poland and…

Emmaus

18.04

The traditional indulgence, held on Easter Monday, cherishes local traditions with a fair where local artisans sell their toys, trinkets…

Mastercard Off Camera

29.04

08.05

The largest celebration of independent cinema in our part of Europe, the event also awards generous prizes. Our guides are…

Krakow Film Music Festival

23.05

29.05

It is one of the most important events promoting film music and its creators in the world, so every year…

Krakow Photomonth

26.05

26.06

One of the most ambitious festivals exploring photography in Europe, its diverse programme of exhibitions, meetings and accompanying events gives…

Krakow Film Festival

29.05

05.06

One of the most important and longest-running events dedicated to documentaries, animations and short films, the festival features prestigious competitions…

The Greek philosopher Sallust explained stories told by people to help them make sense of the world around them by saying, “Now these things never happened, but always are”. Cracovian tales come from a melting pot of legends, the departed, the sacred, anniversaries and anecdotes. The city boundaries are marked by mounds of Krak, Wanda, Kościuszko and Piłsudski.

- Antoni Bartosz -

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