The Krzysztofory Palace
Rynek Główny 35
Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:00 PM
On Epiphany (6 January) Michał Niezabitowski, Director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków leads the finale stroll Around Nativity Scenes.
Cracovian and tourists flock to the post-competition exhibition of nativity scenes at the Krzysztofory Palace (to 26 February), while over twenty beautiful works from previous years are on display in the windows of shops, banks and restaurants around the Main Market Square until 6 January.
You can also find nativity scenes at the Barbican, Szczepański and Św. Marii Magdaleny squares, by Wawel Castle (Powiśle 11) and in the Planty park by Wiślna Street: the five constructions, each over two metres tall, were made by leading artists especially for the ongoing campaign All Around Nativity Scenes. It’s organised by the City of Kraków, the Krakow Festival Office and the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków – an institution which has been overseeing the Nativity Scene Contest for decades. It’s thanks to the museum that Kraków’s nativity scenes were included on the national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2014, alongside the Lajkonik parade.
We set off for “Kraków’s Bethlehem” at 2pm from the Krzysztofory Palace. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet” monthly)