Lanterns of the Dead

Lanterns of the Dead were intended to illuminate Krakow‘s paths in the Middle Ages. They stood mainly in front of hospitals, poorhouses, monasteries, and most of them near church cemeteries, which is why they are called lanterns of the dead. Several of them still adorn Krakow, although most of them have been rebuilt into roadside chapels, losing their original character. The outstanding artist Michał Stachowicz painted in 1845 a picture of the lantern of the dead. Today we can admire it at the Historical Museum of Krakow.

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