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Krakow Wawel Castle Cathedral tour with audioguide

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Discover a place steeped in the history of the Polish nation
  • Learn more about the center of religious contemplation
  • See the Sigismund Tower with the famous Sigismund Bell
  • Visit the Royal Tombs, burial place of Polish monarchs and national heroes
What to expect

Visit one of the most important spots of Polish history and heritage, the Wawel Royal Cathedral. Located on the Wawel Hill, surrounded by medieval castle walls, this Gothic style church was built in 1142. More than 900 years old, it is the Polish national sanctuary and has traditionally served as coronation site of the Polish monarchs as well as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Cracow. The cathedral was destroyed several times, the reconstruction of the current one began in the 14th century and it managed to surpass its former glory.

During the tour with audioguide you will have the opportunity to admire the most important sights of the Cathedral: you will discover the place, which witnessed the most significant events of Polish nation. Right after, you will head to Sigismund Tower - location of one of the largest Polish system of church bells: Sigismund's Bell. It needs 12 bell-ringers to swing a single 30 ton bell. Moreover, from the tower you can appreciate breathtaking sights of Old Town and Vistula River oxbow. Later, you will proceed to the Chapels and burial chambers which has been the mail burial site of Polish leaders and monarchs. Each chapel is a piece of art in itself: sculpted in wood, marble and steel. At the end of the visit you will have chance to spend a while in John Paul II Museum, which is full of exhibits showing connection of Pope John Paul II with the Wawel Cathedral.

The audio-guided tour around Wawel Cathedral and up the Sigismund Bell tower takes around 30 minutes, the Royal Tombs 10 minutes and the Cathedral Museum around 20 minutes.

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What's included
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of the Wawel Castle, Cathedral Museum, Sigismund Bell and Royal Tombs
  • Audioguide in different languages of the Cathedral, Sigismund Bell, Royal Tombs and Cathedral Museum
What's not included
  • Live guide
Where

Wawel Castle 5, 33-332 Krakow, Poland

Meeting point:

After the booking, you will receive the voucher of the local tour operator, which you have to present at the cash desk of the cathedral. They only accept the printed version of it - so, please, PRINT OUT the voucher!

What to remember
  • The audioguides are available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish
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When
  • April - October:
    • Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday: 12.30am - 5:00pm (ATTENTION Cathedral Museum closed)
  • November - March:
    • Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sunday: 12.30am - 4:00pm (ATTENTION Cathedral Museum closed)
  • Last admission: 1 hours before closure
  • The Cathedral changes its opening hours due to national or church holidays. To check their current calendar we suggest to check their website
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Provider
Discover Cracow
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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