Once the site of royal coronations, Wawel Cathedral represents one of Poland's most significant religious and architectural sites. Two previous buildings burned down here before the church was erected more than nine centuries ago. The present-day cathedral, a Gothic structure, features several chapels built in different architectural styles. As you enter, notice the chain hanging to the left of the main iron door. Made of prehistoric animal bones, this chain is known for having magical powers that ensure the continued presence of the cathedral. To learn more about the large collection of sarcophaguses and altarpieces, take a guided tour. Plan to visit Wawel Cathedral during your Krakow vacation using our convenient Krakow travel route planner.
Tours to Wawel Cathedral
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 3 hours
$103 BOOK WITH VIATOR Krakow Skip The Line Wawel Castle and Cathedral Private Guided Tour
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Wawel Cathedral reviews
Castle grounds a beautiful, however tickets to view the inside have to be bought on line they cannot be purchased there. more »
The exterior of the cathedral is great and well-worth a few photos. The interior, although nice, does not compare to St. Mary's Basilica. Unless you really want to see another church interior I... more »
As with lots in Krakow, free to visit unless you want to pay for a tour. Beautiful cathedral with the tombs and places of rest for previous religious or monarchical figures. Be respectful and don't take photos but a nice piece of history.
It is quite big! Few minutes of walking from the city centre. It's got numerous things to see. Overall, it's one of the best castles to visit in not only in Poland but the world. I was not allowed to click pictures inside the cathedral which I know why it was so important.
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