Przegorzały: In the Shadow of the Castle

2022-05-21, 11:00 a.m.
Red graphics with the inscriptions

In 1926, a Krakow architect and conservator, Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, built a villa for his family in the Przegorzały neighbourhood. The romantic building in the shape of a tower of a mediaeval castle was situated on a rocky cliff, and its terrace offered a view over the panorama of the Vistula River. The picturesque house was to give rise to a new art colony. Szyszko-Bohusz drafted more residence designs for his friends, artists and architects. Eventually, one more house was built, namely the Spiss Villa.



After seizing Krakow in 1939, the Nazis took the villa away from the Szyszko-Bohusz family. It was to be used by Otto Wächter, the governor of the Krakow district, who ordered that a new, larger residence be built next door. Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, who continued to reside and work in Krakow during the war, participated in the work on the design of Schloss Wartenberg. Work on the castle continued until 1943. In the 1970s, not far from this site, Tomasz Mańkowski, professor of the Cracow University of Technology, prepared the design of the Kazimierz Pulaski Polonia College for the Jagiellonian University. Work on this another unusual building in Przegorzały took until 1991. Today, Przegorzały is a unique gallery of exceptional architectural creations of the twentieth century.



During the walk, the guide will discuss the history of the towers and the castle, as well as Przegorzały, and the life of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz.


Guide: Dr Michał Wiśniewski – graduate of the Institute of Art History at the Jagiellonian University and the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. Employee of the Cracow University of Economics and the International Cultural Centre, involved in the implementation of postgraduate studies "Academy of Heritage". Fulbright grant holder (Columbia University). Co-founder and board member of the Instytut Architektury foundation. He is interested in the relationship between modern architecture and politics.

Duration: approximately 90 minutes.

Attendance free. Sign-ups apply: 

Registartion for the walk starting May 16.

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