Underground Museum in Krakow reveals city’s medieval history


Krakow is opening its newest attraction — twenty feet under the main market square (Rynek Glowny). The new underground archaeological park will show off the city’s foundations dating back to the early Middle Ages, while multimedia exhibits immerse visitors in the ambiance of Krakow at the start of the 13th century.

Visitors will walk from the main exhibit area to other chambers over a glass-bottomed footbridge that lets them see elements of medieval architecture and paving below them. The corridor will take them past the stalls which date back to the twelfth century. The remains of a medieval cottage and a cemetery will also be on display.

The archaeological work which uncovered this site was done between 2005 and 2007.

Sharan Newman