Photos Nowa Huta
Photos Nowa Huta

Photos - Nowa Huta

Comtourist regularly passes trough Krakow since Zakopane is one of our favourite ski resorts. We visited the communist model city Nowa Huta three times already while staying in beautiful Krakow. We had rainy days on every occasion so Nowa Huta looks a bid grey and dull on our photographs.

Nowa Huta has many interesting things to see like the Socialist Realist architecture, an original Milk Bar, a communist era house that can be visited, two museums and the Steel Mill. These photos were shot in the winter of 2006 when we took a tour with Crazy Guides and 2011 when we walked around for half a day. We also have some historic about the construction of Nowa Huta, the Lenin Statue that was removed in 1989 and some street scenes from the 1950s and 1960s.

Nowa Huta - Crazy Guides Tabant

Crazy Guides pick tourists up with a Trabant from your Krakow Hotel when you book a Nowa Huta tour with them

Nowa Huta - Tram stop

Tram line 4 from the Krakow city Centre stops on the tram circuit adjacent to Central Square in Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Plac Centralny

Plac Centralny (Central Square) is the monumental heart of Nowa Huta where Lenin used to stand before 1989

Nowa Huta - Plac Centralny

Plac Centralny on a rainy day with a promenade for shops and street light posts that match the design of the Square

Nowa Huta - Ludowy Theatre

The Ludowy Theatre (People’s Theatre) is a prime example of beautiful Socialist Realist architecture in Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Aleja Przyjazni

Some stores in Nowa Huta have not changed over the last decades, here a greengrocer and barber on Aleja Przyjazni

Nowa Huta - Courtyard

Gate to the inner courtyard of one of the 1950s housing estates in Socialist Realist architectural style in Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Gorali Street

Gorali Street in Nowa Huta looks a bid grey on a rainy day but is still a great looking piece of architecture

Nowa Huta - Gorali Street

A gate to the inner courtyard from Gorali Street presents a beautiful street scene of modern Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Housing Bloc C

Public services building and playgrounds inside the courtyard of Housing Bloc C near Central Square of Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Kino Sfinks

The Cinema Kino Sfinks with original billboards for movie posters dating back to the design of the complex

Nowa Huta - Urocze Street

A large housing block with a pharmacy and other stores on Urocze Street close to the centre of Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta - Nowa Huta Cross

Citizens of Nowa Huta tried to raise a cross on many occasions that was then removed by the Government

Nowa Huta - Nowa Huta newsstand

Newsstands selling newspapers, tickets, drinks and food were seen everywhere in the Eastern Block countries

Nowa Huta - Nowa Huta alcohol store

Stores where alcohol can be bought 24 hours per day are a common sight in a country that loves Vodka and beer