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GARDEN PALACE

GALLERY AND HISTORY
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Garden Palace is a high standard hotel. It has been established in a historic, renovated mediaeval tenement house. The architectural decorations surrounding the window frames give it a dignified and exclusive character. The stylish, subdued and comfortable arrangements of its 31 rooms will provide you with a comfortable rest.

Garden Palace staff will do their best to make you feel special, and the stay in our place will meet all your expectations. We will take care of comfort, clean rooms and tasty meals. We will be happy to help you organise your free time in and around Kraków so that you do not have to miss any of the many attractions – we organise trips and tickets to popular tourist destinations. We will suggest what is worth seeing and where to spend a free evening.

MAIN MARKET SQUARE:   600 m
;   WAWEL CASTLE:  1,3 km;   
MAIN STATION:  1,5 km

Garden Palace staff will do their best to make you feel special, and the stay in our place will meet all your expectations. We will take care of comfort, clean rooms and tasty meals. We will be happy to help you organise your free time in and around Kraków so that you do not have to miss any of the many attractions – we organise trips and tickets to popular tourist destinations. We will suggest what is worth seeing and where to spend a free evening.

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History

TENEMENT HOUSE

The corner house at ulica Szujskiego 1 / Krupnicza 17 in Kraków was erected in 1899, according to the design of Karol Knaus – a well-known Kraków architect, in the style of historicism, after the approval of the plans for the building by the Building Office. The adaptation of the interior was carried out in 1925 designed by Henryk Lamensdorf. This tenement, maintained in the form of a stylish suburban palace, was built for Count Jan Kazimierz Chomętowski at the stage of development of a compact two-story building at Krupnicza Street in green areas (meadows). The greater part of the currently existing buildings in this area were established in the 19th century and until the beginning of the 20th century there was increased construction here.

 

KRUPNICZA STREET

Traces of the existence of Krupnicza Street date back to the 13th century, when it was one of the routes leading to the Garbary district, the seat of the Garbarzy, and then in the 18th century the Krupniks, which influenced its current name. At the same time, this area is historically associated with the course of the section of the Rudawy stream called Królewska, which until the beginning of the 20th century was an important element of the development. Despite its potential, Krupnicza Street has never developed into a “big city street” like Karmelicka, Starowiślna or Długa. In turn, the plans to demarcate Szujskiego street appeared in 1864, but the street appeared only at the beginning of the 20th century.

 

The tenement at ul. Szujskiego / Krupnicza has not been the subject of monographic research and academic study so far, and the meagre archival transmissions do not allow for precise reconstruction of property ownership in the 19th / 20th centuries, nevertheless it is known that in the 20th century it was the property of Antoni Wojczyński, a Jewish merchant from Kraków, who was also the owner of ten other properties on Krupnicza Street and many other tenement houses in Krakow (hence the building is also known as the “Wojczynski tenement house”). In the second half of the 20th century, the building was used by the municipal plant PGM Śródmieście, and then became the property of subsequent Joint Stock Companies.