Grunwald Monument

Grunwald Monument, Pomnik Grunwaldzki. with St. Florian's Church in background

This monument was erected in 1910 to mark the 500th anniversary of the victory over the Teutonic Knights. The equestrian figure of King Wladyslaw Jagiello is surrounded by figures of the Lithuanian Prince Witold, the defeated Grand Master and Polish and Lithuanian Knights. The monument was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, but it was reconstructed and, in 1976, returned to its original site.

The monument was a gift to the City and the Nation from Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the world renowned pianist. The sculpture was Antoni Wiwulski, a Polish–Lithuanian architect and sculptor. The 1976 reconstruction was by sculptor Marian Konieczny, then the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Located in Matejko square, just outside the Florian Gate.

Photo 806, May 2007

Grunwald Monument

Photo 808, May 2007

Grunwald Monument

Photo 810, May 2007

Grunwald Monument

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