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Wawel Royal Castle: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 9 min: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Let me start this review by saying the castle is a beautiful place, like a fairytale castle and if you are in Kraków it is a must and should probably be top of your to do list inside the city. So why don't I rate...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank richjgreen82
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a couple of hours walking around the castle and grounds. Very impressive building. Views from the walls very scenic. Don’t forget to go and see the fire breathing dragon(fire every five mins) he is located at foot of the walls down by the river.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christine G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to coming hete but it was mainly one big courtyard with a few buildings dotted around. Got there early ( quarter to 10 in morning ) and the queue for tickets was already snaking it's way around the back of the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 605charlied
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle and cathedral are both beautiful and well worth a visit. Walking around the grounds is a great way to spend an hour and there are excellent views of the city. If you want to visit and of the exhibitions then make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank benrW6525DQ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Entrance was free in November, I am not sure about other months. We arrived at 11:45 and joined the ticket queue but unfortunately we were told soon afterwards that there were no tickets left for that day. We were still able to look around the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank jeanette a
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really pretty castle and had some really great views of the rest of the city. Its one of the place you have to visit on your trip to krakow

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free entry into the grounds, you pay to see the rooms--most closed today. Can see all the buildings. Cafe reasonably priced drinks.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the castle in May current year. The castle is very nice, with great and valuable renaissance pictures, furniture and architecture. We visited the state rooms and private apartments, for both we choose the hour of entrance and the language of the guided tour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AlexandruD832
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Obviously a must see when in Krakow. Definitely an hour worth of exploring and going round. Didn't go into any of the exhibits or buildings as there was a queue and other reviews were not impressive.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank markanthonys931
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a good stroll around Wawel castle grounds . Very very nice place , loads of history , loads of things to look at . I’d advise to wear comfortable footwear as the ground can be uneven at times.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Yvonne G
13 November 2019|
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Response from ttg241 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a steep walk, there is different entrances to the castle both have an incline but not steep, a gentle stroll should be sufficient to reach the castle grounds.
Roberta H
15 August 2019|
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Response from PierreBMalta | Reviewed this property |
No I do not think so. But if you arrive with a well chair there is a lot to see even if not everywhere is accessible.
30 July 2019|
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Response from dave20144 | Reviewed this property |
There can be queues, but then everyone stops at the first booth they see at the top of the hill on the way in - there are others which should be quieter.