The campus of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław is located in the centre of Wrocław, at 2 Jana Pawła Sq. (formerly pl. 1 Maja), which is a few minutes’ walk away from Wrocław's Old Town Market, one of the largest and finest in Central Europe, surrounded with a network of streets teeming with life. The main building of the Academy of Music, which plays a prominent role in this landscape, dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It is a former palace, in the post-war period functioning as a dormitory for art schools. In the early 1990s, after the Academy acquired the ownership title to the building, it was restored with a view to transforming it into a modern music academy. In order to achieve this goal, the top floor was added, which substantially increased the building's floor area.

 

The location of the campus has for centuries played an important role in Wrocław’s history. This has been confirmed by a number of valuable archaeological finds made nearby, including the discovery of fragments of mediaeval settlements and former city fortifications. Also, more contemporarily, some noteworthy buildings were erected in the area by German masters of construction. The square’s showpieces include a spectacular fountain and two groups of allegorical sculptures, clearly visible from the windows of the Academy's main building. The sculptures by Ernst Seger date back to the 20th century and are entitled Fight and Victory. The objects are under special supervision of the city conservation officer. On the basis of the Ordinance of the President of the Republic of Poland of 8 September 1994, the square was designated as a historic landmark: “Wrocław – the historic centre complex”.

Currently, the Academy houses six interconnected buildings: A, B, C, D, E and F.