Gala Dinner

DATE: Wednesday, 5.09.2018

LOCATION: Stara Zajezdnia Kraków by DeSilva, Św. Wawrzyńca 12 Str.


Stara Zajezdnia Kraków by DeSilva - situated in the heart of Kazimierz Jewish District - is a place that combines history with modernity. The building features a beer hall with a mini brewery, a restaurant and a yard.


Stara Zajezdnia Kraków by DeSilva was established in 1913 as a tram depot along with the introduction of broad-gauge tram lines in Krakow. Stara Zajezdnia was the second facility of this type at the time. The first one was a six-track hall built nearby to house a narrow-gauge track, which is currently home to the Museum of Municipal Engineering. It ceased functioning as a depot in the early 1960s when trams were removed and gradual deterioration led to its closure in 2007.


The renovated building of Stara Zajezdnia is a unique facility. The hall is an example of wooden framework architecture with brick filling, very rare in Krakow, commonly called “Prussian wall”. The hall front is decorated with a picturesque top bearing an Art Nouveau clock. The Main Hall belongs to an architectural and construction complex which is under legal protection entered into the register of monuments in 1985 and the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List UNESCO  and recognised as a historical monument.