The Jabłonowski-Potocki House — aristocrats and their pets
In the heart of Krakow #8
The Zbaraski, Jabłonowski and Potocki Palace. All these are the names of one tenement house located at the corner of the Market Square and Bracka Street. Like the names and owners, its function has changed over the centuries as well. It was a merchant's house, a bathhouse, and one of the first bookstores in Krakow, offering more than 1,500 titles. In the 19th century, the tenement house also became the final resting place of Gypsi the pug, whom its eccentric owner decided to bury in the basement. The aristocrat ordered the epitaph devoted to her pet to be engraved on the plate on which it is still visible today.
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