The most picturesque and best preserved street in the old town of Krakow.
In the Middle Ages it was a part of Okół settlement, located between the city of Kraków and Wawel Castle. Okół was incorporated into Krakow in the first part of the 14th century. Kanonicza was also the final and the most splendid section of The Royal Route.
The street was known as the “ canonicorum “, the name derived from canon of Wawel Cathedral who resided there.
The mansions located along the street date back to the Middle Ages. They have beautiful Renaissance and baroque facades , decorated with impressive portals & wrought iron escutcheons.
Worth noticing are:
The Mansion of Bishop Erazm Ciołek standing at No. 17- currently, it houses a branch of the National Museum in Kraków
The Deanery at No. 21- which is today home to the Archdiocesan Museum
The Długosz Mansion at No. 25
The Chapter House at No. 5- which used to be home to Tadeusz Kantor Documentation Center
The Knights House at No 6
and many more which you may find out about during our common sightseeing 😉