This grand town house was home to the Hippolits family at the turn of the 17th century. The house, somewhat older, has been converted into a museum to illustrate the lives and pleasures of those who lived in the city at the time. Up a shiny wooden staircase, you are led through a series of rooms, each filled with objects and furniture relating to daily life at the time—the grandfather clock and bed-warmer in the bedroom, the keyboard in the music room, the visiting cards in the hallway. Explanations are provided on laminated cards, half of which are in English. So close to the main square you can hear the bugle player on the hour from St. Mary’s, the Burgher House provides a welcome and serene distraction from the daily life of 21st-century Krakow.
Pl. Mariacki 3
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Hours Apr–Oct Wed/Fri–Sun 10am–4pm, Thurs noon–7pm; Nov–Mar Wed–Sun 10am–5:30pm Transportation All trams to Old Town Phone 012/422-42-19 Web site Hipolit House
MapPl. Mariacki 3 Krakow
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