Discover Kraków Culture

Find your own way around Kraków – city of heritage, artists and events. Find out how history and local monuments intertwine with the buzzing cultural and creative life, and discover the essence of events and phenomena shaping the city’s image, whatever the season. You’ll find something new everywhere and every day, right here, right now!

Spring '21

Cultural Spring!

At concert halls and in the great outdoors, online and in a hybrid format, in spite of the troubles of the pandemic, culture continues to thrive. Welcome to Kraków in springtime!


Spring in Kraków marks the beginning of new cycles of events, with Easter coinciding with two major festivals.

The younger, Misteria Paschalia, is a celebration of early music and attracts some of the finest artists working today. This year’s events take on an innovative format, following the latest safety guidelines and maintaining an atmosphere of a festival rooted in the magic of music and venues. The older is the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, founded in Kraków in 1997 on the initiative of Elżbieta Penderecka as part of the Kraków 2000 programme. Although the event moved to Warsaw a few years later, it hasn’t forgotten its roots and its loyal Cracovian fans, and every year it opens in Kraków with an exhibition of magnificent music scores at the Jagiellonian Library.

Spring '21

Selected events

All the King’s Arrases. Returns 2021–1961–1921



All the tapestries remaining of the original collection of King Sigismund Augustus are returning to Wawel Castle for the next…

Misteria Paschalia Festival



One of the most important early music festivals in Europe, Misteria Paschalia is held every year during Holy Week. Its…

Ancient Art Gallery

from 07.05

The aim of the new permanent exhibition at the Arsenal of the Princes Czartoryski Museum (branch of the National Museum…

Copernicus Festival



Copernicus Festival is Kraków’s celebration of science, exploring the links between the arts, humanities and sciences and our everyday lives.

Film Music Festival



It is one of the most important events promoting film music and its creators in the world. Every year Kraków…

Krakow Photomonth Festival



One of the most ambitious European festivals exploring photography; its diverse programme of exhibitions, meetings and accompanying events gives audiences…

Krakow Film Festival



One of the oldest European events devoted to documentaries, animations and short films. It is one of the few prestigious…

Wodecki Twist Festival


The festival is rooted in music and joy. The beloved, versatile artist who passed away in 2017 is celebrated by…

Festivals are celebrations of culture and a manifestation of the city’s potential. To understand Kraków is to understand their annual rhythm, to notice how they reach for Cracovian identity and heritage to build new meanings and become an indelible part of the contemporary city life.

- Robert Piaskowski -
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