Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Zachęta National Gallery is the oldest contemporary art gallery in Poland. The beautiful building was constructed between 1898-1900 according to the project of Stefan Szyller, an outstanding Polish architect. The gallery presented all the most important Polish artists including Wojciech Gerson, Jan Matejko, Józef Chełmoński and Stanisław Wyspiański.

These days Zachęta is one of the most prestigious and the largest contemporary art galleries in Poland with a great collection of art which includes works of Tadeusz Kantor, Alina Szapocznikow, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera and Wilhelm Sasnal. Its exhibitions presented works of such great artists as Paul Cezanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet, Kim Sooja, Yayoi Kusama, Fernand Léger and many others.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday 12–8 p.m.

Thursday – free entry


Adult – 20 zł

Concession – 10 zł

Students – 2 zł

Family – 25 zł

Group – 10 zł (per person / minimum 10 people in a group)

Address: Plac Małachowskiego 3