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Wawel Castle was built by King Casimir III the Great and is part of the Historic Center of Krakow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. Due to plenty of rebuilding work over the centuries, the building represents a number of different architectural styles, including medieval, renaissance, and baroque. Guests can visit the sumptuously decorated State Rooms and royal apartments, or visit several of the other unique exhibitions, including the Crown Treasury which holds the Polish Crown Jewels, and the Oriental Art exhibition which is home to the largest collection of Ottoman tents in Europe.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

The Visitor Center is open from 9 am to 6 pm in March and October, to 7 pm in April and September, to 8 pm from May until the end of August, and until 5 pm from November until the end of February. In summer (April 1 to October 31), the exhibitions are open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5 pm, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the weekends and holidays. The Crown Treasury, Armoury, and The Lost Wawel are also open from 9.30 am to 1 pm on Mondays. In winter (November 2 to March 31), the permanent exhibitions are open from 9.30 am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Saturday. The State Rooms and The Lost Wawel are also open from 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays. In winter all seasonal exhibitions are closed and all exhibitions are closed on Mondays.


Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel 5
31-001 Krakow


Tickets to the State Rooms cost PLN25 in summer and PLN20 in winter, the Royal Apartments cost PLN27 in summer and PLN23 in winter. The Crown Treasury and Armoury cost PLN25 in summer and PLN20 in winter, the Oriental Art exhibition costs PLN10 in summer and PLN8 in winter, and The Lost Wawel exhibition costs PLN12 in summer and PLN10 in winter. Reduced admission is available for students of schools and universities, visitors aged 65 and over, teachers, and veterans of the Polish military. Entry is free for children under the age of 7.

How to get there:

The castle is a 10-minute walk from the main market square in Krakow, and a 20-minute walk from the central train and bus station. It can be reached by taking tram numbers 3, 6, 8, 10, 18, or 40 to Wawel or Stradom, or by taking bus numbers 184, 484, 610, or 662 to Stradom or numbers 114, 124, 144, 164, 169, 173, 179, 194, 252, 304, 424, 503, 605, or 608 to Jubilat. Bicycles aren’t permitted on Wawel Hill. There is no parking at the site, the closest underground car park is available at Plac na Groblach, and there is limited metered street parking in ul. Smocza and ul. Bernardyńska.
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