Katedra Wawelska, Krakow

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Katedra Wawelska, Krakow - Address, Phone Number

Address: Wawel 3, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

Phone: +48-124299516

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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The magnificent 14th century Gothic church you see here is the third on this site. The first was built in the 11th century, the second in the 12th century. It is the country’s national sanctuary. Polish monarchs have been coronated here, and they have been buried here. If the history wasn’t interesting enough, come here for the other highlights!

  • 1630 mausoleum of Poland's Patron saint, St. Stanislav, with 12 relief scenes and 4 accompanying marble tombs
  • Red marble 15th-century late-Gothic sarcophagus of King Vladislav II Jagiello
  • Mid-l4th-century sandstone sarcophagus of King Vladislav I
  • 18 chapels filled with priceless Baroque, late-Gothic, and Russian art, including the Sigismund Chapel, the Vasa Chapel and the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • The Cathedral Crypts, filled with the royalty and heroes of the nation
  • The 1520 Giant Sigismund (Zygmunt) bell
  • The Black Christ's Crucifix, 13 feet tall, and 650 years old

Additionally, the Cathedral’s museum contains priceless works of art - embroidery, crosses, chalices, reliquaries, St. Hedwig’s goblet, St. Stanislav’s miter, the broken pieces of King Sigismund II August’s sword, and paintings and sculptures. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions, so check the cathedral website for upcoming events!

Check out the monument statue to Pope John Paul II in front of the Cathedral.

Katedra Wawelska Ticket Prices

Admission to Cathedral is free.

Sigismund Bell, Royal Tombs, Cathedral Museum:

  • 12 PLN (concession: 7PLN)
  • Groups of 10: 11PLN (concession: 6PLN)

Concessions applicable to children, students, teachers, senior citizens and pensioners, whether from Poland or abroad

Audio guide:

  • Regular 7 PLN
  • Concession 5 PLN
  • Group 3 PLN

Katedra Wawelska Opening and Closing Hours

Cathedral Museum

April – October

  • Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed

November – March

  • Monday - Saturday  9.00 – 4pm
  • Sunday Closed

The Cathedral Museum is closed on holidays.

Crypt:

  • Monday - Saturday: 9am-4pm
  • Sunday: 12:30pm-4pm

How To reach Katedra Wawelska by Public Transport

  • Walk or cycle to here.

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  • A wonderful old cathedral. beautiful and historic. Really worth a visit

  • Nice place. A bit difficult to go up but it's quite nice.

  • The Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus on the Wawel Hill, also known as the Wawel Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church located on Wawel Hill in Kraków, Poland

  • This place is so full of history! Really a must visit. Take the virtual tour to learn more about different parts of the cathedral. Photography is not allowed inside, but you can photograph the Sigismund bell above.

  • Nice and interesting cathedral. One of the few free sights on the citadel. Definitely worth going

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