Krakowskie Przedmiescie

Krakowskie Przedmiescie means Krakow suburb in Polish, but it is mainly a street – a street that might have the highest concentration of important and historical buildings in Poland. Among the most remarkable buildings and monuments on Krakowskie Przedmiescie are:

  • Adam Mickiewicz Monument
  • Carmelite Church
  • The Presidential Palace
  • Warsaw University
  • Holy Cross Church
  • Nicolaus Copernicus Monument
  • Staszic Palace – the main building of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Krakowskie Przedmiescie Location

Krakowskie Przedmiescie runs in the north-south direction through Warsaw historical centre. In the north it starts at Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square), next to Warsaw Royal Castle. In the south it ends next to Staszic Palace, where it crosses Swietokrzyska Street. The street then continues southwards as Nowy Swiat, which is another well known and prestigious address in Warsaw.

Krakowskie Przedmiescie Public Transport Access

Two metro stations near Krakowskie Przedmiescie are Ratusz and Swietokrzyska. Ratusz is about 10 minutes walk to the west from Plac Zamkowy. Swietokrzyska Station obviously is in Swietokrzyska Street, about 8-10 minutes walk from the southern end of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

There is also a tram stop immediately next to Plac Zamkowy in Aleja Solidarnosci – the stop’s name is Stare Miasto (Old Town).