State Rooms

Exploring the State Rooms Wawel is a journey through the pages of Polish history, where the walls resonate with the echoes of royal conversations and the ambiance speaks of a bygone era of elegance and sophistication. The magnificent Envoys’ Room, with its elaborately carved ceiling and sumptuous décor, hosted important diplomatic discussions. Step into the regal legacy of Wawel Castle and immerse yourself in the allure of its State Rooms, where every detail tells a story of a kingdom’s grandeur.

What to See

Visit representative staterooms located on the second floor of the castle. It was a place of sessions for country rulers, royal audiences, royal weddings and balls. Admire fantastic friezes painted in the 16th century and see the main castle room with the king’s throne! Watch the rich interior finishing, with marble gold and many more. Feel like kings did under beautifully decorated ceilings in different rooms, with very characteristic heads in the throne room.

Openning Hours
July – August
9:30 am to 7 pm

From September:
9:30 am to 5 pm

Please note: Last entry is possible 1h before closure time
Days Open

Tuesday – Sunday

  • Children bellow 6 years can buy free ticket.
  • Childs aged 7-12 can use discount tickets.
  • Students aged 13-25 with valid EU student card can use discount ticket.
Good to Know
  • It is not allowed to enter the exhibition with luggage. You will have to leave your luggage before the entrance in the nearby luggage storage. It is free of charge.
  • Pets are not allowed to enter. ​

Unfortunately, the State Rooms are not wheelchair accessible. To get there you have to go up the stairs to the second floor. Based on the official Wawel information, a wheelchair lift is in process of installation.

cloisters on the Wawel
cloisters on the Wawel

Entrance ticket to State Rooms

Before you book:
The start time may be slightly changed up to 30 minutes on either side. You will be informed if there will be any changes necessary.

Ticket Redemption: 
Your tickets are valid on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Being late may result in the inability to enter the exhibition.

Ticket Type:

per person

Location of State Rooms

State Rooms are located on the arcaded courtyard. You can find the entrance on the east wing of the castle.

Entrance toWawel State Rooms and Royal Apartments
Entrance to State Rooms

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