Opened in 1978 by Karol Wojtyła just before he became Pope John Paul II, the fabulous Cathedral Museum features a wealth of religious and secular items dating from the 13th century onwards, all related to the ups and downs of the Cathedral next door. Among its most valuable possessions is the sword deliberately snapped into three pieces at the funeral of the Calvinist king, Zygmunt August (1548-1572) - the last of the Jagiellonian dynasty, as well as all manner of coronation robes and royal insignias to boot. A large monument of Pope JPII stands outside the entrance.
Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Sun.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 14/8zł.
The scene of the crowning of almost every Polish king and queen throughout history, the current Wawel Cathedral is the third to be built on the site. The first cathedral was built of wood, probably around 1020, but certainly after the founding of the Bis
Cathedral Ticket Office
The Cathedral and the Castle have different ticket offices. Tickets for the Cathedral can be purchased only
John Paul II Monument at Wawel
This life-sized monument of the former local lad turned Pope turned Saint John Paul II stands across from Waw