It’s the Peacock House

I am aware that walking tours might not give out accurate information to gullible tourists. I was wondering why there are carvings of animals on buildings around Cracow’s old town. It was highlighted by the guide that when the number system had not been adopted for one’s residence or address, properties in the old days had carvings of animals or other objects on top of the doors or at the front of the buildings. Can you imagine looking for someone’s house and the neighbours say, “Oh, it’s the house with a tiger.”



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