Wawel Hill , Old Town (+48) 12 422 51 55 (ext.219) 08 Mar 2023
Price/Additional InfoAdmission free for castle grounds; tickets required for various interior exhibits.
Royal Private Apartments
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
Arcaded Renaissance Courtyard
One of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Poland, Wawel’s iconic courtyard is emblematic of Poland’s ‘Golden Age.’ With the arrival of the Italian Renaissance in Poland in the early 16th century, solidified by King Sigismund I’s marriage
This exhibit in the western wing of the castle comprises decorative art from the Near East which was highly prized and fashionable amongst the Polish nobility as it entered the kingdom via military and trade contact with Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus and
Wisła Boulevards beneath Wawel
Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument
Greeting visitors above the northern entrance to Wawel Castle is the slightly larger-than-life bronze likeness of Tadeusz
The Wawel Dragon monument, Kraków; photo by Anna Lurne
Wawel Visitor Centre
The tours are very interesting and the guides are very good. The souvenirs stores, at least some of them, have better prices than the stores closer to the Main Market. It is better to arrive the earliest which is 9 am so you have time to explore as much as possible as it is difficult to still get tickets after 2 pm. I was fortunate to be able to take the tour to the Open Gardens and Architecture which is a seasonal tour and very nice.