Countdown to Krakow: The Polish Spirit Is the Spirit of Song

By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.

There is something about music and Krakow – it is hard to imagine one without the other. In the summer months the air is filled with music from buskers and other entertainers in the Rynek – the market square.

One secret to music’s success in Krakow is the extensive cellars throughout the city. Some of these cellars were the old entry point to a building when the street level was lower; others are more recent. Designed with brick arches, these cellars provide phenomenal acoustics, particularly when it is dark and bitterly cold outside and all merrymaking is forced indoors.

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Posted on April 13, 2016 .