Wawel Cathedral

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General Information

The Wawel Cathedral is a 900-year-old Roman Catholic church situated on Wawel Hill in Krakow. The cathedral has served as a coronation site for Polish monarchs as well as being the cathedral of Karol Wojtyla who went on to become Pope John Paul II. The current cathedral is the third on the site, with the first dating back to the 11th century being destroyed and the second being destroyed by fire in the 13th century leading to the current Gothic cathedral.

Getting there

The cathedral is accessible by tram with the 10, 19, 40 routes serving the cathedral, other options are to walk or a more expensive option is to use a taxi.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open to visitors both for a look around and to attend a mass, admission is free to the latter. A cost of 12Zl will get you access to the cathedrals tombs, museum and access to climb up the bell tower, The Cathedral offers a rented audio tour guide and has a set of rules for its visitors to follow.

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Posted: 5 Jan 2020, 15:06

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Historic place in Krakow

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An old historic cathedral in Krakow. Well worth the inexpensive tour.

Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 15:21

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Bit of Polish History

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Paid for full access at the cathedral and was well taught about its history by the museum and the staff of the cathedral. Its quite a historic place in Polish history with it being a coronation site and the former cathedral of one of the former popes.

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