"The house under the....................." Old Town - Stare Miasto Tip by leics

Old Town - Stare Miasto, Krakow: 40 reviews and 57 photos

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For many centuries Krakowian houses did not have numbers. They had to have some sort of distinguishing feature so that the (largely non-literate) population could find them.

Dom Pod Lwem (the house under the lion) is on Ulica Grodzka (number 32)............the carved lion dates from the fourteenth century.

Dom Pod Elephanty (the house under the elephant) is also on Ul Grodzka at 38. On my 2013 visit I noticed that the elephant had been given a rather fetching coat of gold paint! :-)

Dom Pod Obrazem (house under the painting) is at 19 Rynek Glowny.

Dom Pod Wieiwiorka (house under the squirrel) is on Ulica Florianska.

There are many more such houses. Spend time looking upwards when in Krakow for, as with all cities, there is much which can be missed if you do not do so.

Address: Within the Planty
Directions: Wander the streets of the old town and its immediate surroundings.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2013
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