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Panorama of the Battle of Racławice the absolute number 1 in the world

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice - A work of art

A monumental painting and a symbol of the city of Wrocław. This is a place that everyone should see at least once in their life. Yes, the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is breathtaking, not only because of the size of the painting, but above all because of the climate that prevails there. Entering the exhibition, we have the impression that we are on the battlefield.

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in numbers

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a monumental colossus. The building is a painting, around the walls of the building there is a painting that is over 114 meters long and 15 meters high.

The story of how Panorama Racławicka ended up in Wrocław

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice shows the victorious battle of the Kościuszko Uprisings. This is a special moment in Polish history, because it was during this battle that all Poles from different states (the gentry and the peasants) united to defend their homeland against a common enemy, wanting to stop the partitions of Poland.

Who painted the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice?

Bitwa pod Racławicami was painted by a team of painters. The originator of the creation of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice was Jan Styka, an artist from Lviv who wanted to celebrate the battle on its 100th anniversary. The artist enlisted many outstanding painters to help. The end result of the work was the establishment of the National Museum in Lviv in 1893.

Not triumph, but cooperation

The aim of painting this monumental work, which is the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, was not to celebrate the victory of Poles over the invader. The victory was important, but the main goal was to show that the Polish nation can unite in the face of the threat and be successful. Jan Styka, after completing the work on the monumental painting, said about his work as follows:

"When I came up with the idea of doing this work, it was not just about celebrating the triumph of the Polish army, because Poland had greater victories in its history, but I only wanted to show that here all states for the defense of the Fatherland had joined together a hundred years ago, but I wanted splendorimienia najwznioślejszego bohatera wolności, Kościuszki."
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Jan Styka
Autor
Panorama-raclawicka

Autorzy Panoramy

  • Wojciecha Kossak,
  • Tadeusz Popiel,
  • Teodor Axentowicz,
  • Włodzimierz Tetmajer.

Great Renovation

After the Second World War, the painting was recovered from Lviv and transported to Wrocław.

Museum Currently

Soon, because at the end of July, another great renovation of the monumental painting will begin. The management of the museum announces that the renovation works will last until March 2021. Therefore, hurry to visit the Racławice panorama, because it will soon be excluded from tourist traffic for several months.

Visit

When planning a visit to the museum, it is worth spending about an hour on visiting it. The screening of the main exhibition lasts 30 minutes, however, there are also other interesting exhibitions in the buildings. It is also worth visiting other branches of the national museum, which are available with the same ticket. The paintings by Jan Matejko, the Tombstone of Henryk the Pious, one of the Piasts and Abakana at the exhibition of contemporary art, deserve special attention.

Opening hours

When going to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, it is worth knowing the opening hours of the museum. Sometimes the traffic is so busy that you can’t just come and buy a ticket, because all of them are sold out that day. Therefore, it is worth planning your visit in advance.

 poniedziałek – nieczynne
Wtorek – Piątek – 9:30–17:30
zwiedzanie od 10:00 do 17:00
Weekendy
(pierwszy seans rozpoczyna się o godz. 10:00, ostatni o godz. 18:00)

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Dojazd

You can reach Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in several ways. Probably most of you will decide to travel by car, then the best solution is to leave it in the museum parking lot. However, the traffic in Wrocław is not the best organized, so it is a good solution to consider other alternative means of transport. You can read more about transport in Wrocław in our article below.

How to efficiently move around Wrocław

Parking at the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. It is quite expensive, however, it is difficult to find a parking space nearby so it may be your best option. Especially for organized tours. We present you the current price list of the Car Park at Panorama Racławicka (Entrance from Purkiniego Street)

Pierwsza Godzina- 4,5 zł

Druga Godzina – 4,5 zł

Każda następna – 4,0 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 6,0 zł

Druga Godzina – 6,0 zł

Każda następna – 5,5 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 25,0 zł

Druga Godzina – gratis

Każda następna – 7,0 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 29,0 zł

Druga Godzina – gratis

Każda następna – 14,0 zł

Main exhibition

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a unique museum, the most famous exhibition that is presented there is a painting by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak, presenting the panorama of the Battle of Racławice. It is not the only exhibition at this museum. After the screening, the main exhibition also features exhibits from the battles of the Kościuszko Uprising, models of minor battles of the Uprising, and even an exhibition of bookplates. All exhibitions, although less spectacular, are included in the ticket price.

Sightseeing time

The time of visiting the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is 30 minutes. This is how long the screening in the main painting room lasts. Due to the great interest in visiting this place, it is not possible to stay for the next screenings. In addition to the main room with the image of the Battle of Racławice, there are several smaller rooms with other exhibits from this period. The other rooms include:

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

While visiting the small rotunda, i.e. a specially built-on room, you can admire the exhibits that reflect the historical aspects of the battle.

In the central part of the rotunda, a plastic map of the area is presented, repeating the topographic layout of the area where the Battle of Racławice took place. Colored LEDs indicate the positions and movements of the troops fighting in the battle – Polish troops (yellow diodes) and Russian troops (green diodes). The course of the battle, based on historical sources, is presented in a commentary read by a lecturer (in six languages: Polish, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish), additionally enlivened by appropriately lit parts of colored LEDs. Historical information contained in the commentary can be confronted with the artistic vision of Kossak and Styka.

In the display cases on the edge of the rotunda there is an exhibition entitled “Colors and weapons of the troops fighting at Racławice on April 4, 1794”. It presents 107 figurines showing Polish and Russian soldiers in period uniforms.
In the showcases of the Little Rotunda vestibule, there are also sketches painted by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak in the Racławice Fields in April 1893 and a painted poster design for the Panorama in Lviv from 1894.

malowany projekt plakatu Panoramy we Lwowie z 1894.

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

In four annexes separated by semicircular bends on the southern wall and a variable floor level, you can see multimedia presentations extending our knowledge about the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, its creators and fate, details of conservation and other European panoramas.

The first annex (in front of the entrance) – a spatial map with the marked combat route of the Kościuszko Uprising from Krakow through Racławice, Szczekociny, Połaniec, Warsaw to Maciejowice.

Annex two – presentations about other Polish panoramas, European panoramas and the creators of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice (in Polish) are presented on the monitor.

Annex three – a film about the conservation of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice and its preparation for exhibition in the rotunda in Wrocław (in Polish) is shown on the monitor.

Annex four – the monitor shows the same presentations as in the second annex, but in the English language version.

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

“Tadeusz Kościuszko in Phaleristics”

March 19, 2019 – July 31, 2020


2019 is the 225th anniversary of the Kościuszko Uprising and the 125th anniversary of the “Panorama of the Battle of Racławice”. On this occasion, the exhibition “Tadeusz Kościuszko in Phaleristics” will be presented in the hall of the Museum, which is part of the collection “Kościuszko Iconography” by Krzysztof Lachowicz, a famous Wrocław collector, owner of the largest collection of Kościuszkoans in Poland.

Over 650 badges, medals, tokens, plaques, pendants and other honorary and commemorative signs will be presented. Exhibits from the times of the partitions and the 20th century, as well as news from Poland, as well as from Australia, Belarus, France, Switzerland and the USA, will be displayed. These are signs of a patriotic, military, organizational, educational, company, sports and tourist character. They commemorate the hero of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice – General Tadeusz Kościuszko. He became well-established in the nation’s consciousness as the first leader in the history of the uprising, who made Poles engage in armed acts, indicating that fighting is the only way to regain independence.
In Kościuszko iconography, phaleristics is a significant section presenting the traditions of commemorating the person and activity of Tadeusz Kościuszko.

Kościuszko bookplates

Presentation of bookplates dedicated to Tadeusz Kościuszko awarded in the annual Panorama Racławicka

Międzynarodowych Konkursach na ekslibris kościuszkowski.

The National Museum and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a branch of the National Museum in Wrocław. This is good news for visitors to this place. When buying a ticket to one of the branches of the national museum, we have the opportunity to visit the others included in the ticket price. Such an attraction is possible for two days from purchasing the ticket. People who have become happy holders of tickets to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice can also visit:

Ticket prices

The lines to the ticket offices are always long here, especially on weekend afternoons. If you want to visit the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, especially at this time, it is good to have a ticket purchased in advance. This can be done online and you avoid waiting in lines.

Nie trać czasu na czekanie w kolejkach!

Dla wycieczek

Panorama Racławicka a Covid-19

Despite the covid-19 epidemic, the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in Wrocław functions normally and receives visitors. However, the museum has introduced several rules that ensure the comfort and safety of its visitors. Detailed guidelines are set out in the museum’s regulations, and the most important of them are listed below:

  • Noś maseczkę ochronną
  • Zdezynfekuj ręce po wejściu
  • Płać Kartą
  • Zachowaj odległość 2m
  • Nie korzystaj z windy
  • Mierzymy temperaturę  przy wejściu
  • Dezynfekcja klamek
  • Szatnia jest niedostępna
More information about visiting in the Regulations

Sklep i Suveniry

There is a gift shop in the museum lobby. You can buy various historical publications there.

Go to the National Museum's online store

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