"Feniks" House — cabaret and the communist glamour

"Feniks" House — cabaret and the communist glamour

In the heart of Krakow #13
The youngest tenement house at the Market Square is located at the corner of the Market Square and Św. Jana Street. It was built on the site of three medieval tenement houses which were demolished just before the outbreak of World War I. The modernist building erected in their place is, on the one hand, a reminder of the modernist extravagance and stubbornness of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, and on the other, a record of a long night of the occupation, which also left its traces at the Main Square. During communism, the mythical Rio cabaret existed here - a place with dancing and striptease - personifying Poles' dreams of freedom and luxury.






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