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Modernist architecture city tour

For many people modernist buildings are too new to be full-fledged monuments and too old to pull them down without regret!

During Modernist architecture city tour we will show you splendid examples of this style. They are not fully appreciated and usually guides don’t show them during standard tours. Nevertheless, they can really surprise you with their design.

Krakow has always been rather conservative city, reluctant to new fashions. Therefore every change in its landscape was usually criticized. But there were always people who wanted innovations. That is why architects always could experiment with new designs. That’s what happened in Krakow in 20s’ and 30s’.

Krakow public opinion criticized what was too extravagant. Therefore Krakow modernism has a special form called the ‘Kraków school’. It is combination of functionalism and modernist simplicity. Art nouveau and historical details complement the style.

Almost every district in old part of Kraków can boast with examples of modernist architecture. Numerous public buildings and private homes hide away from tourists’ bitten routs.

Moreover modernism continued also after war. That is why we can find here outstanding examples of postwar modernism architecture. Let’s start with Nowa Huta. This district was built in social realist style (interesting in itself) but enriched with breeze of modernism as well.


  • 10.00 – meeting in your hotel and begining of the tour. We get there by foot or by public transport
  • 14.00 – end of tour in Market Square or your hotel

*THIS IS WALKING TOUR but depending on buildings we choose to visit it may be necessary to use public transport

**POSSIBLE EXTENSION TO NOWA HUTA. If you wish the tour can last all day. We can complement it with visit in Nowa Huta to see social realist style architecture. For more info please contact us

  • 2 pax
  • PLN400per tour
  • 3-4 pax
  • PLN550per tour

For groups over 4 people, please contact us for a quote

  • guide escort
  • public transport tickets if necessary