The Wawel Royal Cathedral with an Audioguide

Wawel 3 Street
  • entrance ticket to Wawel Cathedral, the Sigismund Bell, Royal Tombs and Cathedral Museum
  • Audioguide in Polish, English, Czech, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Slovak, Hungarian, Italian
  • Combine it with Wawel Guided Tour!
  • Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

About

The most important church in Krakow

St. Mary's Church may be the most characteristic, and the church of St. Wojciech is the oldest, but nothing beats the rank of the Wawel Cathedral. It was here that the kings were crowned and this is where they rest in peace. It is here that Zygmunt's Bell rings when something really important happens in the country. In addition to these obviousities, the cathedral is simply beautiful and conceals a large part of Polish history.

It was here that Karol Wojtyła preached. General Sikorski, Piłsudski, and Kosciuszko are buried here as well as romantic country prophets - Mickiewicz, Słowacki and Norwid. Not to mention 17 Polish kings. And one more thing: the bone of the Wawel Dragon hangs in front of the entrance - nice company, huh?

What will you see?

What does the ticket contain besides the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral itself (and it contains more than you might think :)

  • admission to the Sigismund's Tower - a beautiful view of Wisła is waiting there,
  • the opportunity to see royal graves of Polish national heroes,
  • admission to the Cathedral Museum,
  • audioguide - sightseeing will be way more pleasant and effective with it.

Interesting Facts

The altar of the Fatherland

The altar of St. Stanisław in the Wawel Cathedral became a place of prayer for freedom of the Country and thanksgiving for all its triumphs. It was here that king Władysław Jagiełło thanked for winning the Battle of Grunwald, donating the seized Teutonic banners, and king Jan III Sobieski left here a Turkish banner from Vienna.

Citizens were praying for peace and freedom for the country during both world wars kneeling at the grave of the first Polish saint - Stanisław - patron of Poland.

According to the legend, the inspiration for funding the silver coffin was brought by... angels. The founder Marcin II Szyszkowski claimed that angles woke him up and saved him from the fire. As a thank you, he decided to honor St. Stanisław.

Important info

  • Please remember that you voucher HAS TO be printed out
  • You can get to the Cathedral by public transport - tram stop: Wawel
  • Last entrance to the Cathedral - 60 minutes before closing time
  • Sightseeing with the audioguide takes 60 minutes
  • To get a discount, you must show a document confirming the age (students should present a valid student ID)
  • The ticket is non refundable

Faq

Can I visit the Museum on a different day than the date on the voucher?

Sure, you can use the voucher any day after the purchase date.