Porta Posnania ICHOT


Porta Posnania tells a story of the Cathedral Island using various multimedia and interactive presentations. The history spans over a period of more than a millennium. It is located in the oldest part of Poznan where the Warta and the Cybina rivers cross. Porta Posnania design consists of the main, modernist style building and the restored Cathedral Lock, which was once a part of Prussian fortifications system.

Up till very recently, the cultural heritage of the Cathedral Island has been very little known. Not many visitors are aware that in the 10th century it was the site of the most powerful fortified settlement established by Poland's first know ruler, Duke Mieszko I. It is thus the cradle of the Polish state.

The primary purpose of Porta Posnania is to familiarize visitors with its history and significance, but what is more important, to inspire us to explore the Island on our own and to get an up close look at its historic sights.

A 2017

Opening hours

Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm. (admission ends at 5 pm)

Saturday - Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. (admission ends at 6 pm)

Closed Mondays

Ticket's prices

15 / 9 / 30 zl (regular/reduced/family)


Due to the limited capacity of the display rooms and to ensure optimal viewing comfort, admission is restricted to 30 persons every 20 minutes.

You can purchase tickets up to two months in advance.

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