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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 51 55
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers...

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$32.97*
and up
Krakow - Wawel Castle One and Half Hour Guided Tour
More Info
US$42.70*
and up
Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$41.77*
and up
Krakow Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,798 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1612
    Excellent
  • 1051
    Very good
  • 376
    Average
  • 71
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Castle

Lovely castle. We visited the armoury and had planned on visiting the dragons cave but it was closed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Demelza21
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

5,798 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,132: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely castle. We visited the armoury and had planned on visiting the dragons cave but it was closed.

Helpful?
Thank Demelza21
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to visit and you get some beautiful views at the top! The buildings are beautiful and great if you're a keen photographer!

Helpful?
Thank Laura B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a morning wander but didn't go into any of the museums. Even so it was worth the effort. Kids would love it. The coffee and cakes were great and the museum shops were good value from 'tat' to high quality gold souvenirs.

Helpful?
Thank leicnis
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
587 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When compared to most castle this one if very simple. There is a courtyard and out of the one end you can get a good view of the city. Of course it sits on top of the hill. The walk up is on very difficult to navigate as the road is coble stone. the worst I have ever walked on.... More 

Helpful?
Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Santa Fe ,TX
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed my visit touring this castle . The tour guide was friendly and informative . I also enjoyed walking around the grounds and visiting the cathedral and museum .

Helpful?
Thank RobinDav
Bewdley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place but when buying tickets make sure it covers the whole castle because they don't tell u some of the tickets are for partial tours!! Good place though

Helpful?
Thank Timcross
England
Level Contributor
405 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can only review the free parts of the castle as we never purchased a ticket to enter although I am sure this would be worthwhile. You can walk up to the castle and around the grounds for free which I highly recommend. It is situated just outside the main square on a hill with good views of the surrounding... More 

Helpful?
Thank stokie_gem
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the second time I've visited but still couldn't actually go inside as they were closed (just my luck). The architecture is out of this world and they are constantly keeping it immaculate. Will definitely be back to go inside. Worth worth a visit!!

Helpful?
Thank Joanne W
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very confusing ticketing & entry system, poor signage, long queues for tickets and then told no tickets available for that day for what we wanted to see so we gave up Cannot comment on contents as we never got in.

Helpful?
Thank johntSE27
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is lovely. You can see plenty enough without buying a ticket. You can walk into the plaza to see some balconies and there's a beautiful view on the Vistula river. The place is known for holding a lot of arrases on the walls. Worth visiting!

Helpful?
Thank vxcq_peony

Travellers who viewed Wawel Royal Castle also viewed

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

Been to Wawel Royal Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wawel Royal Castle and other visitors
30 questions
Ask a question
Birzebbuga, Malta

See all questions (30)

Questions? Get answers from Wawel Royal Castle 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?