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This ticket has the following options you can choose from:
Go for: Wawel Hill tour
Duration: 1.5 hours
Guide: Audio guide
Go for: Sightseeing tour
Duration: 3 hours
Guide: Expert guide for Wawel Castle & audio guide for golf cart tour
Go for: A guided tour
Duration: 1 -3 hours
Guide: Licensed tour guide
Go for: Wawel Castle + Cathedral tour
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Expert tour guide (English, French, German or Polish)
Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: 5.5 hours
Guide: Expert tour guide (English, French, or German)
The State Rooms comprise 4 rooms on the ground floor and 14 rooms on the second floor of the Castle. Colorful late-Baroque tile stoves have replaced the old Renaissance stoves that were damaged during Austrian rule in Krakow in the 19th century. The Crown Treasury and Armory and the Turkish Tents are also greatly popular permanent Exhibitions at the Wawel Castle.
Seasonal Routes of the Wawel Castle, available to explore if the weather permits, are known for their legends and myths. One of its greatest wonders is the Dragon's Den, a fabled cave on Wawel Hill's western slope. Guests can learn about the architectural beauty and discover hidden jewels such as the sun-drenched Royal Gardens on the guided tour. The Royal Gardens are a must-visit among the Seasonal Routes of the Wawel Castle.
The temporary exhibitions of Wawel Castle bring numerous motifs related to the history of Poland for the guests to explore. The Expression: Lviv Rococo Sculpture exhibition will be on display from 30 March to 22 October. The WYSPIA Contemporary Art exhibition will be showcased from 26 January to 30 November and Jacob Mertens and Krakow's Paintings in the 1600 exhibition will be shown from 13 January to 16 April.
Duration: It may take you up to 4 hours to explore Wawel Castle depending on the exhibitions you visit.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Wawel Castle is during the mornings when the Royal Garden is at its best. You will find comparatively lesser crowds during the months of March, April, September, and October.
Address: Wawel 5, 31-001 Krakow, Poland.
To facilitate safety and social separation, the Trattoria Wawel and the Wawel Cafe will remain closed. For the time being, the café beside the White Wall will only serve beverages to go. The other places to eat near Wawel Castle are:
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The Wawel Castle guided tours are available from €6.90. If you choose combo tickets, you can visit the Castle, Hill, and its Cathedral for discounted prices. You can also opt for small-group guided tours with lunch options to explore the Wawel Castle to the fullest.
When booking Wawel Castle tickets, you can choose between audio-guided tours, tours with a tour guide, and small-group guided tours. Some Wawel Castle tours also offer lunch options and their audio guides are available in multiple languages.
Some Wawel Castle guided tours with an audio guide and combo tickets that offer access to Wawel Castle and Oskar Schindler’s Factory include skip-the-line access.
Yes, Wawel Castle guided tours are available. You can choose between audio-guided tours, tours with an expert tour operator, and small-group guided tours with lunch options.
You can choose between English, French, German, or Polish audio guides when booking Wawel Castle guided tours.
The Wawel Royal Castle served as the official residence for 14th-century Polish kings and queens. In the present day, it is an iconic hub of Poland’s culture and history.
The Royal Private Apartments, State Rooms, Crown Treasury, and Armory are some of the highlights of the permanent exhibition inside the Wawel Royal Castle.
The Wawel Royal Castle is located on Wawel 5, 31-001 Krakow in Poland. It is about a 5-minute walk from Stradom.
You can board a tram and get down at Wawel or Stradom, which are about a 5-minute walk from the Castle. Jubilat, the nearest bus stop from the Wawel Castle is also only a 10-minute walk from the Castle. You can also board a train from the Krakow Lotnisko-Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia line and get down at Krakow Głowny station.
The Wawel Castle is open from 9:30 AM to 7 PM.
You can enjoy free Wi-Fi, keep your belongings in the cloakroom, and use accessible toilets and the wheelchair ramp, if necessary at the Wawel Castle.
Yes, the Wawel Castle has wheelchair ramps and elevators to accommodate visitors with limited mobility.
Yes, you can click pictures inside the Wawel Castle, however, avoid using commercial equipment, tripods, and other gear, that may disrupt others’ experience at the attraction.
Yes, you must purchase Wawel Castle tickets in advance to avoid standing in long lines.
Yes, most Wawel tickets have a flexible cancelation policy. You can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase.
Depending on the number of exhibits you visit, it can take up to 4 hours to visit the Wawel Castle and its surroundings.