piątek, 31 lipca 2015

Saints Peter and Paul Church

Krakow has many architecture gems and one of them is Saints Peter and Paul Church on Grodzka Street, one of the most popular street in Krakow passed by many tourists everyday. The church is unique because it's the first building in baroque style in Krakow. It was funded by King Sigismund III Vasa for the Jesuit order. The project of the church was probably made by and Italian architect Giovanni de Rossi. The plan was started in 1597, then was modified by Giovanni Trevano who completed project in 1605-1619. The Church was ceremonially consecrated in 1635

środa, 22 lipca 2015

Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology

Manggha Museum is a specific place and its history is also pretty interesting. It started in 1920 when Feliks Jasieński – critic, writer and collector of art with a pen name "Manggha" – donated his collection of artworks connected with Japan art to the National Museum in Krakow. The collection was huge, it included 6500 items! Because of the size, the collection wasn't exhibited. The only exception was in 1944, the exhibition was organised in Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) by Germans who were occupying Poland at that time. And a young Andrzej Wajda saw the exhibition and immediately he
became fascinated by Japanese art.

In 1987 the director came to Japan to receive a film award in Kioto. He decided to donate the entire money and build in Krakow place where Jasieński's collection can be shown. The project was supported by the goverment of Japan and Krakow city authorities. 
The building was designed by a Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki so 30th November 1994 Manggha finally could be opened. The style of the building is contemporary but it connects both sides of Japan – modern and traditional. You can find there the exhibition but not only, in Manggha there are conference rooms as well. Also, the museum organises the courses in tea brewing, flower art (Ikebana) and Japanese language lessons. In 2002 Emperor Akihito with his wife, Michiko, visited Manggha Museum.

środa, 15 lipca 2015

Krakow cinema

When we talk about culture, entertainment and leisure in Krakow, we should mention about the cinema! The city provides all kinds of repertoire for each type of recipient.

Take a close look at the history of cinema not not only in the city, but also in Poland. The first film show in the caoutry took place just in Cracow, in the city theater at the Holy Spirit Piazza in 1896. There were presented the company's Lumiere brothers films, among others: Baby's Breakfast, Postal square, French cavalry, Fin du Siecle butchers and Bath in the sea. To further demonstrations were used theater halls and rooms specially adapted to this. The first permanent cinema - Circus Edison - was founded in 1912, another was Cinematograph Orion Theater, Kineton theater and a series of modern cinema.

czwartek, 9 lipca 2015

Outdoor swimming in Krakow

Summer in the City is not the easiest period. It is a time of extremely high temperatures. We are inundated by heat waves and that's why we acquire desire to waves of water. We dream of a peaceful rest in the sunshine. Unfortunately, not all of us have enough time to go over the sea - from the Baltic Sea separates us about 600 km.

Between the walk to Wawel Castle, and offered a night on the town, Krakow also gives us the opportunity to rest over the water. Krakow reservoirs and swimmings become the most popular places in the city and beyond. There attracts residents and tourists tired of the urban heat, bored air-conditioned hotels and restaurants.

piątek, 3 lipca 2015

Arena Tauron Krakow

Going in the direction of the Czyżyny district, left of center we can see the sublime, characteristic building. Speaking about the recently created sports hall Arena Tauron Krakow. The capacity ranges from 11 554 to 18 000 position, depending on the type of event. It is the leading hall of this type in Poland! There is also a car park with 1,341 parking spaces.

In the hall held or have held in the future numerous sport competitions such as athletics, volleyball, basketball, handball, hockey, boxing, wrestling, judo, tennis and table tennis, badminton, figure