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Address: Wawel Hill, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 429 95 15
Today
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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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.

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Stunning place steeped in history

For everything Poland went through in history it is remarkable that they have been able to reclaim all of stolen/plundered pieces of artwork. The detail in the pieces of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Worcestershire
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have to be pretty determined to get the most out of a visit to the Cathedral. The ticket office is hidden within the castle grounds, a badly signposted room within a building opposite the EXIT to the cathedral. It really isn't tourist friendly and we bought a ticket which we assumed covered the castle and cathedral (they're within the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For everything Poland went through in history it is remarkable that they have been able to reclaim all of stolen/plundered pieces of artwork. The detail in the pieces of tapestries is incredible. The views of krakow from the top of this Castle are well worth the walk up the hill

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful, but if you want to see everything a little expensive. View some exhibition or just a nice walk is a sumptuous experience. Winter night illumination - see photos - is simply fabulous!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is free entry to the cathedral but for a few zloty, you may visit further areas of the cathedral such as the royal tombs etc.. Many interesting and adorned chapels within the cathedral make this a well worth visit.

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Swindon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It may be a bit of an uphill trek but well worth for the views over the river and the galleries inside. The castle is much larger than you think with plenty to see.

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Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely view of the town but not suitable for poor walker's plenty of transport awailab!e to take the visited the castle

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So unless your stuck for something to do. Save your time wander around the main square again. Firstly no staff anywhere in order to pay for the separate bits of the cathedral so we didn't do that. Went on the free bit only for the staff to be rude and well a bit weird. It's not well signed in terms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great walk through the old town and out, up the hill to the castle. The exhibition is interesting and worth the walk but don't expect the whole building to be open - it isn't

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral itself (and the entire site) is awe inspiring. The trip to the top of the bell tower is exhilarating! The only thing I didn't like was that there isn't one main ticket office selling tickets for all of the sites, you have to look carefully to find where you buy the specific tickets you need. Confusing.

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Sale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't realise the cathedral was in the castle grounds and found it more by chance. It is a lovely building and for 12 PLN (Zloty) you can visit the crypt and the bell tower. The bell tower was worth seeing and the woodwork is amazing, thick oak beams. The staircase is tight but fun.

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