Since the XII centry cemetery at the church of St.Salvator was a parish cemetery for citizens of villages Zwierzyniec, Bielany, Chełm, Olszanica. In 1837 it was surrounded by a fence. In 1844 the tomb for Norbertine nuns was built here.
Rakowicki cemetery was established in 1802 in Rakowice, then a village outside Krakow, now almost its downtown. It is still the biggest cemetery in Krakow. The first person to be buried there was the citizen of Krakow Apolonia Bursikowa. Many important for Krakow people were buried there later: Józef Dietl,
The Fowler Brotherhood is one of the oldest fellowships in the world, it was founded more than 700 years ago. Long ago guilds were responsible for protecting the city, so citizens of Krakow had to know how to fight. The Fowler brotherhood was training cracovians, preparing them to protect the
Seweryn was a son of infamous Jakub Boner and Jan Boner’s nephew. He was born in 1486 and died in 1549. He was a talented entrepreneur and banker, art and science patron. He inherited the house at Main Market Square 9 from his farther, you can still admire its beautiful
Boner is a dynasty of noble krakowians, mostly famous as merchants and bankers. The first Boner, Reinfeld, arrived to Krakow from Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany in the XV century. The first note about him can be found in Krakow city archives from the 1441. The most famous representatives of this family
Bonarka used to be a small village close to Krakow, mostly famous for the extraordinary clean water. That was the main reason why Jan Boner bought it at the beginning of the XVI century and established there a paper mill. Paper from Bonarka could be recognized by the watermark of
Błonia is a vast valley located around 1km from Krakow Old town. It is around 48ha of green grass surrounded by walking and cycle paths, popular place for dog walking, family and romantic picnics. The history of it is not so positive. It used to be a marshland with small
His date of birth is unknown, for the first time his name was written in Krakow city documents in 1483. He married the daughter of another noble krakowian, Szczęsna Morsztynowna. He is most famous as a “banker of three kings“: Jan Olbracht, Aleksandr and Sigismund the Old. In 1493 he
Marcin Bielski, Polish writer and historian, was born in 1495 and died in 1575 in the village Biała, almost 200km from Krakow. As a young man he was a courtier of Piotr Kmita, the Grand Crown Marshal and Krakow mayor. In 1531 he took part in a battle at Obertyn.
Bielany is the name of the south-western part of Las Wolski, forest located only around 7km from Krakow city centre. The central part of Bielany is Srebrna Góra(Silver Mountain), high hill with a Camaldolese monastery on the top of it. The name of the convent comes from the name of