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Your Guide to Wawel Castle Tickets in Krakow

Embarking on a journey to Wawel Castle promises an encounter with centuries of Polish history and architectural splendor. To ensure a seamless and enriching experience, here’s your comprehensive guide to securing Wawel Castle tickets in Krakow.

Whether you choose a comprehensive ticket or tailor your experience with specific attractions, your visit to Wawel Castle in Krakow promises to be a seamless blend of history, culture, and architectural wonders. Book your tickets today and prepare for an enriching adventure at this iconic Polish landmark.

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Complete Wawel Castle Tour

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Discover the rich history of Poland with a 3-hour tour of the past heart of its kingdom, Wawel Castle! Explore the medieval interiors, marvel at the riches in the Crown Treasury and Armoury, and witness the Private Apartments where royalty once lived. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity, book your tour today!

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 10:00 am
Sun – 12:00 pm

49,50€
per person
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Highlights of Wawel Castle​

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Experience the grandeur of Wawel Castle with a 2-hour tour. Delve into the stories of the medieval Castle, explore the heart of Wawel with its magnificent interiors, and discover a fascinating collection of royal weapons and armor in the Royal Armoury. Take a peek into the private apartments of the royalty and relive the glory of the past. The tour is an exciting journey through the rich history and culture of Poland. 

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 10:00 am
Sun – 1:00 pm

39€
per person

Next Available

18.08 Thursday

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Interior and Courtyard Tour

Highlights:
Explore the magnificent interiors of Wawel Castle and have a look into the past king’s lives. Walk through Wawel Hill and the courtyard. Listen to the fascinating stories of how the castle has changed through the ages.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 11:00 am
Sun – 2:00 pm
24,2€
per person
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Interiors of Wawel Castle

Highlights:
Discover the legacy of Polish kings on a tour of Wawel Castle’s Interiors. Walk through the kings rooms, admire fantastic works of art, and delve into the stories of medieval Wawel to experience the life of a king.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 11:00 am
Sun – 2:00 pm

29,00€
per person
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Highlights:
Explore the undergrounds of the Castle with a look at the remains of old Wawel infrastructure. Discover its history and listen to the fascinating stories.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 10:00 am
Sun – 1:00 pm
12,20€
per person
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Private Tour to Interiors of Wawel Castle

Highlights:
Experience the Wawel Royal Castle with Private Guide. Learn about the legacy left by the Polish Kings. Visit the royal rooms and apartments. Admire fantastic works of art during the tour of Wawel Castle Interiors.

Available at: 
Tuesday – Sundays
Every hour from 10:00 am to 2:00pm

From
110€
per group
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Crown Treasury of Wawel Castle

Highlights:
This exclusive tour offers a rare glimpse into the opulent life of Poland’s kings and queens, displaying a stunning collection of royal treasures and art. From glittering crown jewels and sparkling orbs to intricate works of art and powerful insignia of royal power, this tour is sure to leave you in awe. Take the chance to see rare artifacts from the private king’s treasury, including one-of-a-kind pieces passed down through generations of Polish royalty.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 11:00 am
Sun – 12:00 pm

29,00€
per person

Do you need to buy Wawel Castle Tours and Tickets in advance?

Due to the popularity of the Wawel, it may be hard to buy tickets on the visit day. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance. The most popular are guided tours.

  • Instant online reservations: Visitors can book their online tickets directly from the tour organizer. 
  • Reservation in advance: Book your tour in advance to avoid the chances of the Wawel Castle tours selling out for your desired date.
  • Skip-the-line entrance: All reservations made on our website contain unique skip-the-line entrance tickets. Don’t waste your time during the holidays and avoid hassle of standing in long queues. 

Wawel Castle Discount Tickets:

  • Children bellow 6 years can visit Wawel Castle for 1€
  • Childs aged 7-12 can have discount tickets on the Wawel Castle tour. 
  • Students aged 13-25 with a valid student IDs can enjoy reduced pricing for their tickets

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Complete Castle Tour

Duration: 3 hours

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Price
Adult: 42€
Student: 38.00€
Child: 35.00€
Infant: 1€
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Highlights of Wawel Castle

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

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Price:
Adult: 28.50€
Student: 27€
Child: 24,06€
Infant: 1€
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Interiors of Wawel Castle

Duration: 1 hours

Inclusions

Exclusions

Price:
Adult: 24.20€
Student: 23.00€
Child: 22.00€
Infant: 1€

Why Go for Wawel Castle?

Wawel is a magnificent Castle which was a residence for multiple Polish kings and queens for centuries. You can admire fantastic collections of precious treasures, works of art, and friezes. There has been preserved a rich finish of interiors with famous gold decorated ceilings. You can make awesome pictures with a panorama view of the whole city. It is also a great tourist attraction.

Is Wawel castle free?

The entrance to the castle complex is free of charge. There are no tickets needed to visit the castle courtyard. All exhibitions and attractions in the castle are inside the buildings and are ticketed. ​

Is it worth it to take a guided tour at Wawel Castle?

Exhibitions in Wawel castle are providing excellent exhibits and works of art, but there are no information boards about the monuments at the exhibitions. Exhibits won’t tell a story about the king’s life, interesting facts about the castle or historical connections. Using the guide will tell you the true story of this heritage and this is why it is very worth it.

What to visit at Wawel Castle?

Royal Apartments

Explore the opulent interiors of Wawel Castle’s Royal Private Apartments, where Polish kings and queens once lived. Admire 16th-century wooden ceilings, stonework windows, portals, and fantastic painted friezes as you tour the king’s and queen’s private chambers, courtiers and guest rooms. Discover the rich history and culture of Poland on this exciting visit to Royal Wawel Castle’s first floor palace.

Lost Wawel

Experience the Lost Wawel exhibition, where history comes to life! Dive into the rich past of Wawel Royal Castle as you explore the archaeological reserve and see the Castle in it’s origing and as it once was during its glory days in the 16-17th century. See the Castle come to life through breathtaking reconstructions and scale models of the buildings. This is not just an exhibition, but a journey into the past.

Royal Armoury

Explore a fascinating collection of weapons, including swords, armours, guns and shields, all beautifully decorated and donated to the kings by rulers from across Europe. Marvel at the original, famous winged Polish Hussars’ armour, weapons, and learn about their role in medieval warfare. The Armoury is not just a place to admire the weapons, but to immerse yourself in the stories and history behind them.

Crown Treasury

This exclusive exhibition offers a glimpse into the opulent world of Poland’s kings and queens, showcasing a breathtaking collection of royal treasures. From glittering crown jewels to intricate works of art and powerful insignia of royal power, this exhibition is a feast for the senses. Marvel at the rarest artifacts from the private king’s treasury, including one-of-a-kind pieces that have been passed down through generations of Polish royalty.

Plan your visit to Wawel Castle

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Are you planning a visit to Wawel Castle, the most iconic attraction in Krakow? With thousands of visitors every day, It is advised to plan a visit  ahead and secure your tickets in advance to ensure that you don’t miss out. Limited tickets are available for each exhibition, and purchasing online not only guarantees your entry but also grants you the convenience of skip-the-line access, saving you from waiting in long queues. Don’t let this opportunity slip away, buy your tickets now and experience the rich history and culture of Wawel Castle.

 

Plan time for the visit

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Recommended time for visit: 3 to 4 hours should be enough to see most of the Wawel.

How many exhibitions: 2-3 exhibitions is a nice amount for first-time visitors,

 

What to do except the exhibitions: There is a very nice courtyard with plenty of green areas. You can also admire the breathtaking panorama of Krakow.
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Wawel Castle opening hours: 

In July and August
Every day from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

September to June
Daily from 9:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please note: Those are the times of opening of the castle and Courtyard. All of the expositions may have different opening hours

Getting There

Projekt bez tytulu 2Adress of Wawel Castle: Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków
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Wawel castle is located 10 minutes walk from the Krakow city center.

By Tram: 
The Closest tram stop is on Św. Gertrudy 25, it is about 3 minutes away. Tram numbers are: 1,4,8,10,13,14,20,24,73,75

Dining

20220730 1047091Wawell has few places where you can get some food and drinks. It is very nice place regarding the fantastic panorama view.

Trattoria Wawel – Restaurant on the Castle, located in the red brick buidling.

Wawel coffee shop – Wawel candy factory flagship store and coffee shop located in the red brick buidling.

Summer Coffe shop “Przy białym murze” – You can find there some sandwiches, coffe and cakes. Located next to the entrance to Lost Wawel

Accessibility

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– Getting to Wawel is accessible. The entrances to the Wawel are steep, and assistance may be required for wheelchair users. On Wawel Hill, there are no architectural barriers

– Toilet facilities are fully accessible with wheelchair ramps

– Royal Apartments and State rooms are not wheelchair accessible

– The Crown Treasury and Armoury are partially accessible (only the ground floor)

The Dragon’s Den is not accessible
The Lost Wawel is partially accessible

Facilities

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– On the object there are 3 places with toilets

– On the Arcade Courtyard, you can find free luggage storage.

– In summer you can relax on multiple sun loungers 

 

Tips for visitors of Wawel Castle

  • Book the tickets in advance to guarantee yourself entry and skip-the-line entry.
  • Store your backpacks in the free luggage storage in the arcade courtyard.
  • Toilets in the object are paid and cost 2 PLN
  • It is not allowed to take backpacks into the exhibitions
  • Bicycles and electric scooters are not allowed to enter Wawel hill.
  • Visitors can photograph the insides of the Wawel Castle but without flash

All questions about Wawel Castle

What to visit in Wawel Castle?

It is recommended to see the interiors of the castle, will be interesting to see the crown treasury. Going to the underground and Lost Wawel exhibition may give you an understanding of how the Wawel has changed through the ages.

Is Wawel Castle worth visiting?

 It definitely is worth visiting. Wawel is the most popular tourist attraction in Krakow. The castle provides multiple exhibitions to visit, an amazing courtyard and much more. 

Does anyone live in Wawel Castle?

Very few people can have the privilege of living at Wawel Castle. There are living employees of the Royal Castle, restorers, priests, churchmen and guards of the royal cathedral

What does Wawel mean in Polish?

In the Polish language, the word Wawel has no meaning. The origin of Wawel Castle name is coming from the name of the hill on which it is located. The hill is called Wawel, hence we have Wawel Hill.

What can you see in the Wawel treasury?

You may see magnificent works of art, crown jewels, orbs, crowns, and insignia of royal power. You can also admire huge collection of jewellery, one of the largest in Poland’s.

How big is the Wawel castle?

Wawel castle counts 7040m² (8419yd²) which makes it one of the biggest castles in Poland.

How old is Wawel castle?

Some of the oldest stone buildings on Wawel hill can be traced back to 970 AD. The beginning of the residence of Polish rulers can be found from around the mid-11th century with an early-Romanesque stone building called the palas. The castle in current form was built in the 14th century, in the 16th century has undergone fundamental changes and has reached its present appearance.

Who build the Wawel Castle?

The present appearance of the castle was constructed by the ordered of the King Alexander (r. 1501–1506) and his brother Sigismund I the Old (r. 1506–1548)

How long does it take to visit Wawel Castle?

To see all exhibitions and attractions in Wawel Castle you will need about 6-8 hours. On the othere hand 3-4 hours should be good enough to see most of Wawel.

Who administers Wawel?

Wawel Castle is subject to Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The director of the castle is Andrzej Betlej.

Who owns Wawel Castle?

Wawel Castle is a place of Poland National Heritage. It is owned by the country

Can you enter Wawel Castle?

Yes, the Wawel Castle is open for visitors every day. You can visit the courtyard free of charge. Inside exhibitions are ticketed.