1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Wawel Hill

Wawel Cathedral Entry Ticket and Audio Guide Tour

Product ID: 149831
Discover the burial site of Polish kings and see the famous Sigismund Bell on an audio guide tour of Wawel Cathedral. Learn more about the rulers of Poland at one of the most famous cathedrals in the country.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the royal cathedral on Wawel Hill
  • See the massive Sigismund Bell in the bell tower
  • Visit the Royal Tombs to see the last resting place of Polish monarchs and national heroes
  • Go to the John Paul II Cathedral Museum
Full description
Journey through the royal history of Poland on an audio guide tour of Wawel Cathedral on Wawel Hill. Marvel at the medieval castle walls and 12th-century Gothic church, considered a national sanctuary in Poland. Learn how the old church was destroyed several times and reconstructed in the 14th century to surpass its former glory. 

Admire the most important sights of the cathedral and learn about significant events in the history of Poland. Then, go to the Sigismund Bell Tower to get up close to one of the largest church bell systems in Poland. Marvel at the bell that requires 12 bellringers to swing a single 30-ton bell, and get breathtaking views of Krakow Old Town and the oxbow of the Vistula River. 

Proceed to the chapels and burial chambers of Polish leaders and monarchs. Admire artistic chapels sculpted in wood, marble and steel, and then spend some time in the John Paul II Cathedral Museum to see exhibits showing the connection of Pope John Paul II with Wawel Cathedral. 
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Sigismund Bell Tower, Royal Tombs and Wawel Cathedral
  • Audio guide (PLN 100 deposit required)
What’s Not Included
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Wawel Cathedral cash desk

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
Know before you go
• An audio guide tour around Wawel Cathedral and up the Sigismund Bell Tower takes around 30 minutes. The Royal Tombs take 10 minutes and the John Paul II Cathedral Museum takes around 20 minutes
• Please arrive at least 1 hour before closing time
• The cathedral opening hours are subject to change due to national or church holidays. Check the current calendar on their website before your visit
• Please note, last entry is at 2:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 923 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
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I booked this online,it included,the cathedral,the cathedral museum,and the bell, after we finished in the cathedral itself,we searched everywhere for the museum,asking security staff,reception staff each and every one pointed us in the direction (of sorts lol) only to find the museum is closed on Sundays,no one mentioned that fact at all

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March 11, 2020

Very interesting visit. Stunning Setting an building. Audio tour was great an very informative an easy to follow. Bell Tower tour is recommended but not if you have difficulty climbing small steep stairs, or suffer form vertigo! View from top is worth the climb though. Museum is closed on Sunday so unfortunately we couldn't go in, even though it was part of out entry fee

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February 5, 2020

The cathedral and it's surroundings are beautiful and full of history. You can spend a lot of time there looking through each of the chapels and stuff. To climb up to the bell tower is a bit claustrophobic and you get up there there is a just a small room with a bell and a lot of people with a view to the city (might not worth). The crypt and tombs are also nice and full of important people. You can see everything after you get in the cathedral. I couldn't take the audio guide and go to the museum because they close around 4PM and I arrived 3, so they didn't allow me to take the audio guide and by the time I left the cathedral was 3:45PM and no one could enter the museum, so I would recommend to go and visit in the morning. Also pay attention that you need to take the queue since there is no skip the line.

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January 5, 2020

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Product ID: 149831