The history of Kraków during the Golden Age wasn’t just shaped by magnates. Regardless whether the king and his court were in residence at Wawel, the city followed its own rules and its daily rhythm was marked by the work of ordinary people: merchants, priests, artists, craftsmen and many other Cracovians we would struggle to name today. One of the most important institutions of the time was the Kraków Academy, which endowed the city with splendour. The tenth anniversary St. John’s Fair visits the Czerwieński Boulevard between 14 and 16 June. Events traditionally include myriad workshops, demonstrations and attractions re-enacting former customs and traditions, and this year we have a special leading theme: we will take a look at the 16th-century city and its residents, paying particularly close attention to students and the city guards who had the misfortune to have to deal with them.
Place: The Vistula Embankments, Krakow