Decius Park is one of the oldest parks in Krakow but luckily it does not get too busy because it is located a but further away from the city center. The park used to be an army station during World War I. Unfortunately, this meant that many of the trees were destroyed during that time but thankfully new trees were planted.
Decius park is only a 20-minute walk from my home and this is why I prefer to visit it when I want to take my dog for a longer walk. What makes this green oasis stand out for me is that it is the home of an art gallery and a beautiful Italian-style villa.
When you walk around the park you can see monuments and sculptures created by Bronislaw Chromy and it is his art gallery that is located in the park’s communist-era band shell. Bronislaw Chromy is the same artist who created Wawel’s dragon.
I like to start my walk by the parking area, move to the newly built playground area, visit the sculpture gallery and then continue my way to the Decius Villa. The Decius Villa was designed by 3 Italian architects and it even housed the Nazi police headquarters during World War II.
If you are ever in Krakow in the fall, make sure to add Decius Park to your list. During this time of the year, the tree leaves turn golden and the scenery is even more magical.