Children aged 6yrs and below go free. Children aged 7-17yrs and students aged 18-26yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
Krakow, the ancient capital city of Poland, has played an integral role in structuring Poland’s history. Wawel Royal Castle, which served as Poland's political and cultural center throughout the 16th century, is a powerful emblem of national identity. It is currently a museum with five different sections.
The Wawel Castle has reopened on 4 May 2020, and have put strict Covid-19 restrictions in place to guarantee a safer experience for the visitors. Ensure that you are aware of all the safety measures in place for a hassle-free experience.
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Duration: 2 hours
Discounted Tickets: Children aged 6 years and below can go free. Children aged 7-17 and students between 18-26 years enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
Duration: 7 hrs 30 mins
Discounted tickets: Infants aged 4 years and below go free. Children between the ages of 5-17 and students aged 18-26 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins
Discounted Tickets: Infants below 6 years enjoy free entry. Children aged 7-17 and students aged 18-26 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
The Wawel Castle Tickets are valid for the day and time selected at the time of booking.
Cancel up to 24 hours before the schedule for a full refund.
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The members of the Association of Art Historians, the holders of the Polish Card, visitors who have been bestowed military honors by the Polish government, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, children up to the age of 7, school groups with up to 10 students, specially-abled individuals, journalists, and veterans are all allowed free or discounted entry to the Wawel Castle. Verification of all related documents is mandatory to avail of this discount.
The most important part of the permanent exhibition of the Wawel Castle is the State Rooms. It comprises four rooms on the ground floor and 14 rooms on the second floor of the castle. Colorful late-Baroque tile stoves replace the old Renaissance stoves that were damaged during Austrian rule in Cracow in the 19th century in these rooms. 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 exhibition “Cranach at Wawel” features one of Poland's most valuable masterpieces, Lucas Cranach the Elder's Madonna Under the Firs from the Wroclaw Archdiocese Museum. The third exhibition will feature all of the tapestries from Sigismund II Augustus' collection that have been preserved in Poland.
The Wawel Castle is open daily from 9:30 AM to 7 PM.
The Wawel Hills open up at 6 AM.
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. If you want to avoid crowds, visit the Wawel Castle during the months of March, April, September, and October.
Address: Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland.
By Tram: The nearest stops to Wawel Castle are Wawel and Stradom. It takes less than a 5-minute walk to get to the Wawel Castle from these stops.
By Bus: Jubilat is the nearest bus stop from Wawel Castle. You can reach the castle from this bus stop in under 10 minutes.
By Train: Get down at Kraków Główny station after taking a train from the Kraków Lotnisko-Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia line.
By Car: Take the A4 and DW780 to Wawel Castle. The nearest parking is available Plac na Groblach and close to the National Museum.
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:
Fiorentina: The restaurant provides local dishes in a rooftop setting.
Pod Wawelem Kompania Kuflowa: This family restaurant provides a grand setting for dining.
Trattoria La Campana: This Italian restaurant is known for its rustic decor and locally sourced ingredients.
Luxury: Kanonicza 22, Bachleda Luxury Hotel Kraków - MGallery, The Bonerowski Palace
Mid-range: Senacki Hotel, Hotel Maltański, Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
Budget: Angel House Aparthotel Wawel Castle, Hotel Royal, Spatz Aparthotel
A. Yes, you can buy Wawel Castel tickets that include an expert guide.
A. Yes, audioguides are available with Wawel Castle tickets.
A. Wawel Castle authorities have limited the number of visitors allowed within the castle. Masks and sanitizers are recommended within the castle premises. Restaurants within the Wawel Castle have been closed for dine-in.
A. Wawel Castle tickets can be canceled for a full refund up to 24 hours before the visit.
A. Your Wawel Castle tickets are valid for the day of the visit specified on the ticket.
Yes, discounts for the Wawel Castle tickets are applicable for members of the Association of Art Historians, the holders of the Polish Card, visitors who have been bestowed military honors by the Polish government, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, children up to the age of 7, school groups with up to 10 students, specially-abled individuals, journalists, and veterans. Children between the ages of 7 to 17 and students up to the age of 26 can also avail discounts on some combo tickets.
A. It may take up to 4 hours to explore all parts of Wawel Castle.
A. Wawel Castle is partially accessible to people with disabilities.