Painting in Lublin - from gothic frescoes to mosaics and murals

Painting in Lublin - from gothic frescoes to mosaics and murals

In Lublin, you can find many masterpieces of the painting of nationwide or even worldwide significance. Painting is associated mainly with a technique of picture on canvas and in the decorative frames. In the city, the paintings adorn the walls of many churches and tenement houses. Frescos and a rare technique of monumental art – sgraffito – were also used outside the buildings. The aim of the walk is to familiarize the visitors with the most beautiful and interesting paintings in Lublin, coming from different eras and made in various technologies – from the flagship Rutheno-Byzantine frescoes in the Holy Trinity Chapel to the modernist mosaics and contemporary murals, which are rarely shown to the participants of Lublin tours.

The walk will start in the vicinity of VIVO! Lublin where a mural, commemorating the Lublin Jewish community living in Podzamcze, was created near the Czechówka river. The next stop of the tour will be a modernist mosaic in a lobby of nearby PKS Bus Station. Then, the participants will go to the Holy Trinity Chapel to see the Rutheno-Byzantine frescoes and visit the Gallery of Polish Painting from the 17th – 19th century in the Lublin Museum, where they will see, first of all, the painting Union of Lublin by Jan Matejko. The Dominican church will be visited to see the Fire of Lublin painting from 1719. Then, we will go towards the market square where you can admire the tenement houses decorated with the sgraffito technique. We will also visit the Gallery of Artistic Scene of Lublin Catholic University (KUL) located in a tenement house at Rynek 8, in which the walls are decorated with frescoes depicting a panorama of Gothic Lublin, and the Fortune Cellar with wall paintings of secular topics. The last stop of the walk will be the cathedral with Józef Meyer’s illusionistic polychromies and a copy of the Jasna Góra Monastery’s painting by Bolesław Rutkowski. Our Lady from the painting cried with bloody tears on July 3, 1949, which is called the miracle of Lublin.

The scenario of the walk will change during the scheduled closure of the Lublin Museum and the Holy Trinity Chapel. Participants will be shown the reproductions of Chapel’s frescoes and several flagship paintings from the Gallery of Polish Painting (first of all Union of Lublin by Matejko). Due to the fact that the duration of the walk gets shorter, the participants will go to the KUL Campus where you can admire the mosaics decorating the UMCS buildings.

About Tour

Polish, English
Specialised tour
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
up to 2 hours
Tour length:
3 km
Number of people:

from 300 PLN per group

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Dominik Maiński

Dominik Maiński

I was born in 1979 in Warsaw, but I have tied my life with Lublin. I am a graduate of the history and history of art at the Catholic University of Lublin and I earned a doctorate of history at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. I have completed training and lectures at the University of Reykjavík in Iceland, University of Nordland in Bodø in Norway, University of Bosphorus in Istanbul in Turkey and University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada in Portugal. I am a lecturer at the Open University of KUL and the University of the Third Age in Lublin. I have written several dozen scientific and popular science articles in the field of artistic craftsmanship, numismatics and medallic art, as well as copyright in art and Scandinavian art. I have participated in many scientific conferences and received a scholarship from the Mayor of Lublin. I was an actor of Leszek Mądzik’s Art Scena KUL, thanks to which I participated in numerous theatre festivals. I also worked at the Art Gallery of the Visual Stage on the organization and arrangement of exhibitions. Travelling is my passion, so I’m often on the road. The results of my travel are meetings and photography exhibitions.


I often show tourists around Lublin as a PTTK guide. I am the originator and organizer of East est — the Festival of Eastern Travels in Lublin, where the greatest travellers, writers and artists working around the broadly understood Orient meet. I recently climbed Toubkal (4167 m above sea level) — the highest peak in North Africa. And just before the pandemic, I visited one of the farthest places from Poland — Easter Island.

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