We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wawel Royal Castle

Open Now: 09:30 - 16:00
Open today: 09:30 - 16:00
Book In Advance
All photos (7,727)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“state rooms”(470 reviews)
“dragons den”(99 reviews)
“lost wawel”(86 reviews)
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow
ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
Ways to Experience Wawel Royal Castle
from US$5.80
More Info
from US$26.90
More Info
from US$29.20
More Info
from US$45.60
More Info
Reviews (8,485)
Filter reviews
4,417 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews state rooms dragons den lost wawel royal private apartments oriental art the dragon da vinci buy tickets ticket office fire breathing dragon vistula river different parts worth a visit audio guide bell tower polish kings polish history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 4,417 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Krakow castle is a fortress and a little town at the same time. Walk up from any side as early as possible, before bigger tourist groups. View in good weather is very nice to Visla river, to the city and to the parts of castle....More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really special, in such a great condition, a wonderful walk there, the perfect view of the city despite the small elevation. Worth a visit, plan for enough time, it's very spatious

Thank Lana M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very impressive building. You have to climb the hill to gain entry. Very nice grounds. The castle is in excellent condition. The interior was lovely also. A nice gift shop and a post office on site for stamps for postcards. Very convenient

Thank Hobson692
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Several rooms with furniture and art works from various artists Polish and European. The Royal Cathedral adjacent to the Palace is also worth a visit. Tickets are quite confusing as there are many expositions

Thank PimentelRiodeJaneiro
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice views over the river and cheap to get into the cathedral. Castle grounds itself free to explore. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Paddy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I liked the whole place. Very well taken care of. Zero garbage on the grounds. Flowers in abondance. Downside is that you have to pay for all the different museums and that it's expensive!! Only the cathedral is free of charge and therefore stacked with...More

Thank jasper-no
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first visit for many years...and so much brighter and well looked after. A great way to see some history of Krakow. The Crown Treasury & Armoury were a delight and well displayed - "Lost Wawel" was also enjoyable. The Cathedral was very good but...More

1  Thank Czieka17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a day here after strolling through the beautiful streets of krakow, the castle really does have beautiful grounds and there a nice little place to sit and have a beer outside

Thank Aliya_11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’ s wonderful, perfect place and wonderful history about the Palace. Impressive, very impressive ♥️♥️

Thank Mihaela1008
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved this castle so much more than the one in Scotland where I'm from. Very pretty, would have been nice to have a tour guide and hear more about the history but was pretty to just walk around in the sunshine aswell

Thank oliviaap95
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 268 nearby hotels
Pod Wawelem Hotel
616 reviews
.12 miles away
Hotel Copernicus
567 reviews
.16 miles away
Royal Hotel
704 reviews
.20 miles away
Sheraton Grand Krakow
2,349 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,859 nearby restaurants
Art Restaurant
274 reviews
.18 miles away
502 reviews
.19 miles away
238 reviews
.18 miles away
Cupcake Corner
705 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,003 nearby attractions
Krakow Pinball Museum
406 reviews
.22 miles away
Wawel Cathedral
5,096 reviews
.09 miles away
Ulica Kanonicza
263 reviews
.19 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
1 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from hdk124 | Reviewed this property |
While I saw Wawel Castle lit up at night I'm uncertain if the buildings are opened. A must visit. The square is a short walk from Wawel Castle and is a great place to walk around at night.
Becca E
22 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sandyanton1 | Reviewed this property |
I didn t go into the apartments or the armoury this time as I had seen them before but from what I can remember it wasn’t t that much . Sorry
ちゃん カ
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from MarshallGulch | Reviewed this property |
I agree, I was there today and saw no dogs inside the walls.