"The Ravens House" — the city’s first salon
In the heart of Krakow #9
In the 19th century, the Main Square became the city's cultural salon. This role for the tenement house at number 25 was assigned almost two hundred years ago by Anna Potocka-Wąsowicz née Tyszkiewicz, a relative of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. After the defeat of the November Uprising, this one of the most intriguing women of the Romantic era moved her famous Warsaw salon to the Market Square in Krakow. It was Anetka - as her contemporaries called her - who combined three existing tenement houses here into the "The Ravens" Palace, where she engaged in cultural activities.
Such history obliges - since 1991 it has been the seat of the International Cultural Center.
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