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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Wawel Hill, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 429 95 15
Website
Today
12:30 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

National shrine known for its superb religious art including the giant bell...

National shrine known for its superb religious art including the giant bell of Zygmunt of 1520, one of the world's largest, and the burial place of many Polish kings and their families, national heroes and numerous bishops.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$37.71*
and up
Private Tour: Krakow Catholic Churches and Monuments
More Info
US$38.47*
and up
Private Tour: Royal Krakow Walking Tour including Visit to Wawel Castle
More Info
US$16.16*
and up
Private Krakow Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,387 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1162
    Excellent
  • 590
    Very good
  • 137
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
nice walk

You don't have to go inside you can just walk around the outside which is nice as it's just next to the river too. There is a giant dragon which if you wait for a few minutes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
DereknSue
,
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

3,387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,923: English reviews
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't have to go inside you can just walk around the outside which is nice as it's just next to the river too. There is a giant dragon which if you wait for a few minutes breaths fire which the kids will love.

Helpful?
Thank DereknSue
Province of Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An unexpected experience through this cathedral, i didn't know it was so rich and plentiful of polish history. I suggest to borrow the audioguide if you're eager to learn more about their history and culture.

Helpful?
Thank Hennet_Nailo
Stavanger, Norway
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I completely loved this place. Lots of travelers, a must visit. 10-15 mins walk away from station. Wawel castle is also a must see. Do not forget to see the dragon.

Helpful?
Thank 16Travellove
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good historical place. You should take a local guide to get good information about everything. The view over Wisla rivar is magnificent.

Helpful?
Thank Rimohit
Level Contributor
556 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 891 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent cathedral, rich with history. The ticket includes entry to the the Sigismund Bell, the Royal Tombs, and the Cathedral Museum. It was quite packed when we visited.

Helpful?
Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very picturesque building with excellent architecture. Set in the same area as the castle so a good half days sightseeing here.

Helpful?
Thank Visaman1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly amazing place, I believe that the exhibitions are open to the public free of charge until the end of December. Be warned, there are a limited amount of tickets that they display the amount left in the information centre, you could be in the waiting in line for an hour only to find when you get to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank StevePriest
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beautiful place and only 12 zł ticket for the church , the rest is free , I really enjoy it , you must go

Helpful?
Thank Klaus R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't intending to visit, but the castle had stopped selling tickets when I arrived late morning. I am glad I did. I paid for the audio tour (100zl deposit or leave official ID to collect when audio unit is returned). Fascinating tour full of beautiful ornate objects. Commentery gave enough information without getting too bogged down in history. Bell... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jo C
Bratislava Region, Slovakia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came with the free walking tour, so we didn't enter inside. But the outside, all the buildings, the view, just beautiful, a must in Krakow

Helpful?
Thank RudiRehak

Travellers who viewed Wawel Cathedral also viewed

Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 

Been to Wawel Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wawel Cathedral and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Wawel Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?