Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral, Krakow

Wawel Cathedral
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
About
National shrine known for its superb religious art including the giant bell of Zygmunt of 1520, one of the world's largest, and the burial place of many Polish kings and their families, national heroes and numerous bishops.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
big ole' castle
Oct 2020
It's up on the hill, so expect to hike up a little bit. Historical stone streets lead up to the Cathedral. The vista and views from up top are fair when you can get to them, but nothing quite so panoramic to go our of your way to see. Good views of the river can be seen though. The Cathedral complex is a mish mash of different architectural styles and motifs which don't seem to go together all that well despite their age and impressive individual appearance.
Written December 30, 2020
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK133 contributions
Great history
Aug 2020
The cathedral, even though not extremely grand or spectacular as a building, is extremely interesting and definitely worth a proper visit due to its importance for the Polish nation and to see the art housed within it (especially the smaller chapels). Again, visiting with a guide is highly advisable to understand the history and the importance of it properly.
Written November 5, 2020
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Fozy
Wokingham, UK5 contributions
Spectacular
Oct 2020
Well worth a visit even if religion is not your thing. Staircase to and above the bells is amazing and gives a good view of Krakow.
Written November 3, 2020
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Bonnie F
6 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place and full of lots of history. The inside looks amazing! Staff were friendly. Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 17, 2020
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Neil
3 contributions
Spectacular
Sep 2020 • Couples
Glorious cathedral. As much to see above ground as below ground! Tonnes and tonnes of history, architecture off the scale and all for 25PLZ each I think it was. No pre booking, just turn up, go to the Cathedral Ticket office, and away you go.
Written September 21, 2020
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Loklinka
Prague, Czech Republic74 contributions
Cathedral
Aug 2020 • Solo
Part of the castle. Beautiful and perfect. I liked every little detail of it. Did not go inside because it was late but even the look over the sunset was breathing.
Written August 25, 2020
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,371 contributions
The approach to the Cathedral was my favourite thing
Jun 2019
I thought the Cathedral itself was beautiful but the standout for me was the way you approach it- as you go through the walls of the inner castle area it stands slightly uphill from you, with lush greenery around.

We found out that you don't have to pay, when the person at the office tried to sell me a ticket and I refused, he asked me if I was Scottish (I'm not).

If you visit Krakow, you really should try to go to this area.
Written May 1, 2020
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Joseph T
Island of Gozo, Malta34 contributions
Old Cathedral on a hill with a view
Jun 2019
Visited this place twice. The Cathedral is nice but you cannot take photos inside. It is also the place where Pope Saint John Paul II was its Bishop. There is a nice view from the Cathedral square.
Written April 29, 2020
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,326 contributions
Spectacular
Mar 2020
Well first of all if your having a wonder around the City you simply cannot miss this place, you can walk through the grounds or have more indepth tours, some of the aspects give you fantastic views of the city.
Written March 16, 2020
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shackleston
Redcar, UK541 contributions
Main site
Mar 2020 • Couples
Visit gets a tick for both castle and cathedral as they are on the same site a few minutes walk from the main square. QUEUES for tickets, very impressive inside. If you are not fit don't climb the bell tower.
Written March 15, 2020
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Wawel Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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