Welcome reception (June 17, 2015) and Gala dinner (June 18, 2015)
Venue: Sukiennice, National Museum
Address: Rynek Główny 1 (Main Market Square 1)
The Welcome Reception will be held in the Gallery of Art in Sukiennice at the “Rynek Główny” (Main Market Square). The “Rynek Główny” is a central place of the Old Town in Kraków and the largest medieval town square in Europe. It is surrounded by many historical buildings including the St. Mary’s Basilica, the Gothic church with two 80m high towers. Every hour a trumpet signal called the “hejnał mariacki” is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary’s two towers.
The center of the square is dominatedby the Renaissance Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall). The Sukiennice is one of the city’s most recognizable buildings. In past centuries it served as a major center of international trade. Now it hosts among others as a branch of National Museum comprising The Gallery of the 19th-century Polish Art.
The arrangement of the Gallery of Art in Sukiennice resembles the 19th-century salon with some modern accents – touch-sensitive screens allowing visitors to learn the history of collection. Also the screens give some entertainment like playing games and quizzes.