Seeing the Wawel cathedral
Regular ticket price to the WAWEL CATHEDRAL
(inclusive of admittance to the Zygmunt Bell, the Royal Tombs, and the
is 12 zloty (see info on
Monday-Saturday open to tourists 9.00 a.m.
to 5.00 p.m.
On Sundays and Holidays open to tourists
12.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Cathedral Museum, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
except Sundays, shows world-class objects of
Access to the Wawel Hill
The Wawel Hill is accessible to visitors daily
since April through September from 6.00 a.m. to
8.00 p.m. and since October through March from
6.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The Royal Castle's arcaded courtyard is off limits
half an hour before the closing time.
Exhibitions in the Royal Castle are closed on
Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday,
November 1 and November 11.
The following are permanent exhibitions on the
Wawel Hill apart from the cathedral and the
Royal Chambers - historical interiors, tapestry
collection of Sigismund II Augustus, royal
portraits, Italian Renaissance furniture,
Italian and Dutch painting of the 14th to 17th
Royal Private Apartments - rooms where
the Polish royalty lived, period furniture and
Crown Treasury and Armory
- regalia, jewelry, precious weapons, armors and
caparisons; Polish and West European.
Oriental Art - Turkish tents
and banners, Turkish and Persian weapons and
carpets, Chinese and Japanese ceramics.
The Lost Wawel - archaeological
and architectural reserve of the early
11th-century church of St. St. Felix and
Adauctus' with surroundings; objects excavated
by archeologists on the Wawel Hill; ornate stove
tiles of the 16th and 17th century. Plus
multimedia presentation of the Wawel Hill's
Dragon's Den - big
cave said to be the fiery monster's
Admission terms and fees might be
subject to changes. For inquiries and booking
please contact the Tourist Service Office (BOT),
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland, tel.: (+48)
124225155 ext. 291, tel./fax: (+48) 124221697