2022 – Venues

We love Cracow and we want you to see it through our eyes. In the afternoons, we will show you the halls full of light and beautiful views of the city. In the evenings, we will invite you to luxury ballrooms, where you can freely put on your pearls and diamonds. During the after-parties, we will show you the bohemian world of Cracow — underground and sensual.

Photo by Thibault Cresp Photograpie

We take particular pride in the places where the festival milongas happen. Each year we bring you the most loved venues from previous editions, but also look for new, undiscovered gems. Here’s our 2022 selection:

Wieliczka Salt Mine

135 underground! Dancefloor and a bar!

XIII-century salt mine, a world-class monument, featured on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List (since 1976). It’s also one of the seven wonders of Poland according to “Rzeczpospolita” magazine.

Attention! If you’ve been to previous editions of Krakus Aires, you will be surprised. This year the milonga will take place in a different chamber, Warszawa, which is even bigger and more glamorous!

How to get there?

Please see the details in the FAQ section.

Fri
May 6th2022
Night milongaShow: Tymoteusz Ley & Mila Vigdorova
DJ: Konrad Kryński
Sat
May 7th2022
Night milongaShow: Gianpiero Galdi & Lorena Tarantino
Live music: Bandonegro
DJ: Santiago Buonomo

Hevre Bar & Restaurant

Unconventional space that serves as a bar, restaurant, and cultural institution. Spanning across three floors, located in the Kazimierz district – the beating heart of Kraków’s nightlife – is a perfect place for afterparty.

Sat
May 7th2022
AfterpartyDJ Iv Manos
2:30–6:00 AM (!)18 Beera Meiselsa St

Guild Hall

The building was designed by Jan Erlt and completed in 1881. We will dance in the large meeting room on the first floor. With a glamorous chandelier and portraits of Polish kings (painted based on the sketches by Jan Matejko), it really has a historic Cracow vibe. The building belongs to Food Craft Guild. Matejko is also an author of the guild’s emblem – the head of an ox with a star between its horns.

How to get there?

If you are staying in the city center or in Kazimierz district, it’s within a walking distance. Otherwise, look for one of the tram and bus stops named: Poczta Główna and Teatr Słowackiego.

Thu
May 5th2022
Afternoon milongaDJ: TBA
14:00–19:0018 Westerplatte St

Officers’ Casino

The palace-like building in the neo-Renaissance style, was the seat of the officers’ casino, the first environmental club in Cracow. In 1910 Neo-Renaissance decorations were replaced with Art Nouveau ones. A great ball and theater hall was created, decorated with stucco, ceiling decorations, and a recess above the stage – this is where we are going to dance.

How to get there?

If you are staying in the city center or in Kazimierz district, it’s within a walking distance. Otherwise, look for one of the tram and bus stops named: Poczta Główna and Teatr Słowackiego.

Fri
May 6th2022
Afternoon milongaDJ: TBA
Sat
May 7th2022
Afternoon milongaDJ: TBA

Palace Under the Rams

The present building was amalgamated out of four adjacent Gothic burghers’ houses in the 16th century. At various times it belonged to some of the greatest magnates of the pre-partition Polish Republic, including the Ostrowskis, the Radziwills, the Wielkopolskis, and finally to the Potockis. We will have some of the most glamorous rooms at our disposal, together with the balcony overlooking the Main Square.

How to get there?

The Palace is on the Main Square, so if you stay in the city centre, it’s best to walk. Otherwise take any tram that stops at Filharmonia or Bagatela.

Thu
May 5th2022
Night milongaShow: Secret couple
DJ: TBA
21:00–02:0027 Main Square

 “Falcon” Polish Gymnastic Society

The Krakow Sokół headquarters was built in 1889 according to the design of Karol Knaus. Then, in 1894, it was enlarged by Teodor Talowski – one of the most characteristic architects of the period. He also introduced Romanesque and Gothic elements in the façade. Just a couple of years ago, the interior has been meticulously restored, so we can admire the original decorations.

How to get there?

Take a bus or tram to the Cracovia stop.

Sun
May 8th2022
Afternoon milongaDJ: TBA
14:00–19:0027 Piłsudskiego St
Sun
May 8th2022
Night milongaShow: Eşref Tekinalp & Vanessa Gauch
DJ: TBA

Fenix Club

An outstanding place established in thirties last century, that hasn’t changed its decoration ever since then! Our grandparents used to dance tango, foxtrot, and waltz there. The club is known for the jazz concerts played also during World War II. It’s most likely the only place in Poland where the tango has been danced for nearly 100 years.

How to get there?

Fenix Club is very close to the Main Square, so take any tram or bus that will get you near. Teatr Bagatela, Kleparz and Teatr Słowackiego stops will be best.

Sun
May 8th2022
AfterpartyDJ: TBA
2:00–06:00św. Jana 2