According to the Pharmacy Museum the oldest pharmacy in Krakow was founded in 1278, it belonged to monks. But the city archive states that the first pharmacy was opened in 1336. Interesting that in the goods sold in these old pharmacies had nothing in common with medicine, mostly they were spice, soap and confectionery products.

Most pharmacies in Krakow were named after the emblem that was on the building where they were located, like “Under the Sun”, “Under the Golden Head”, “Under the Golden Griffin”, “Under the White Eagle” etc.

Nowadays the most well known pharmacy in Krakow is Eagle Pharmacy. Located at the territory of former Krakow Ghetto it is famous thanks to the great courage of its owner Tadeusz Pankiewicz during the occupation of Krakow.

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