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We invite you to visit Villa Decius!
A photograph. The Main Hall of Villa Decius. Black and white floor tiles and arched vaults.
Erected in 1535 in Wola Justowska at the outskirts of Krakow, Villa Decius is one of the finest and most complete examples of a suburban Renaissance residence. Between the 16th and 19th century, it was a place of residence of many distinguished families, starting with the Decius family, who were the Villa's first owners, and then, among others: the Lubomirski and Sanguszko families, the counts Kuczkowski, and the princes Czartoryski. The exhibition of paintings from the Regional Museum in Nowy Sącz and furniture from the National Museum in Krakow are a mere substitute to the rich furnishing that was undoubtedly ordered to the Villa by its past owners.

In APRIL, individual tours (with an audio guide in Polish or English) of the historic interiors of Villa Decius take place on the following dates:
- 2, 3, 4 April (TUESDAY- THURSDAY) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 10 April (WEDNESDAY) from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
7 April from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
14 April from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

In APRIL, we also invite you to take a SPRING WALK WITH A GUIDE around Villa Decius (included in the entrance fee).
The walk includes: the ground floor part of Villa Decius (the main hall, the Fireplace Room), Łaski House (the Blue Room, the Gothic Garden), Erazm's House (from the outside), an open-air exhibition at the Author's Sculpture Gallery of Prof. Bronisław Chromy, and other buildings in the immediate vicinity (optionally: the complex of 18th-century wooden buildings in the area of Wola Justowska or the building of the former Garrison Shooting Range).
Walks start at the reception desk in the Main Hall of Villa Decius at punctual hours, duration of the walk - approx. 120 min.

Dates of guided walks:
-9 April (Tuesday) at 11am and 3pm
- 14 April (Sunday) at 1 p.m.
-16 April (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
-17 April (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
-18 April (Thursday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
-23 April (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
-24 April (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
-25 April (Thursday) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- 28 April (Sunday) at. 2 p.m.


Ticket prices:
1)           Regular ticket - PLN 12
2)           Discount ticket - PLN 10
3)           Family ticket (2 adults + at least 2 children under 16 years of age, or 1 adult + at least 3 children under 16 years of age) - PLN 30

Tickets can be purchased at the Villa Decius. Payment only in cash. For discount tickets, presentation of relevant documents is required.

The opening days and hours at the Villa Decius may change. Changes to the opening hours will be updated and posted in the VDIC webpage:

We also invite to a virtual walk through Villa Decius:,34

Below you may find current information on visiting the interior of the Villa Decius.

Regulations for visiting the Exhibition at the Villa Decius and Regulations for visiting the Villa Decius Institute for Culture due to SARS-Cov-2 epidemic in Poland are available at the webpage:

Limits of visitors and regulations due to the SARS-COV-2 epidemic

1. Individual visitors are admitted to the Exhibition at the Villa Decius.

2. Up to 4 persons may be present at the same time in each of the main rooms of the Exhibition. For the secondary rooms, the limit of persons is 1. The limit of visitors for the whole building is 25. VDIC employees are authorized to supervise the observance of the abovementioned limit, guide the visitors, and temporarily refuse the sale of tickets and admittance to the Exhibition at the Villa Decius, should the number of persons in the exhibition space exceed the abovementioned limit.

3. Visitors are required to observe the regulations on staying in public places due to the SARS-COV-2 epidemic, in particular:
a) disinfect hands or gloves (in the case of using own gloves) before entering the palace and park complex;
b) keep at least 1.5 m distance from other visitors (except for famiies and disabled persons with their guardians);
c) cover mouth and nose at all times during the visit;
d) avoid gathering in groups;
e) observe the effective sanitary instructions at the site, as well as the limit of persons using the common rooms at the same time;
f) unconditionally observe the instructions of the supervising VDIC employees.

6. The following people will not be admitted to the Exhibition at the Villa Decius:
a) with symptoms such as: fever, cough, breathing difficulty, loss of taste and smell;
b) in quarantine, isolation or under epidemiological surveillance.
Villa Decius is the most beautiful Renaissance palace, surrounded by a park, in Poland. The historical compound comprises also two outbuildings. In spring 1998, following a major restoration, a Villa outbuilding, named Łaski House after a friend of Justus Decius, was opened. The second outbuilding, with an eye-catching architectural form, is called Erasmus House. It was erected in 2000 with the financial support of the Foundation for Polish-German Co-operation and the City of Krakow. The Decius Park houses a gallery of sculptures by Bronisław Chromy, who has made numerous sculptures and monuments, including e.g. the Wawel Dragon or the Monument to the Polish Airmen fallen on all the fronts of World War II in Krakow.
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