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Wawel Hill in Kraków - a tour with an audio guide in the Wawel Castle areas
Learn the history of Wawel Hill and functions of individual buildings of the Wawel Castle and the surrounding area. Visit this symbol of Polish statehood during a pleasant walk with a professionally prepared audio guide.
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Explore Wawel Hill and its surroundings with a professionally prepared audio-guided tour in your chosen language. The tour starts at the customer service point at Grodzka 52a, takes you from Magdalena Square through Wawel courtyards to the Wawel Dragon, and concludes with equipment return at Grodzka.
- Independent city tour,
- Visiting the most important places on the Wawel Hill,
- Professional audio commentary on the most important attractions and monuments,
- An excellent introduction to the next trips in Kraków,
- Support in many different languages.
Embark on an audio tour of Wawel Hill and its vicinity in Kraków, the former capital of Poland. Wawel, once a place of royal residence, Castle is now one of premier historic sites, symbolizing Polish statehood. This tour serves as an excellent introduction to the collections of the Wawel, offering valuable insights especially before visiting the interiors of Wawel Castle
The audio guide, in the form of a recorded narration, is filled with a wealth of information provided by an experienced city guide. It covers not only what you can see at Wawel Hill but also the important streets around it, including Kanonicza Street. It's a perfect way to independently tour this historically and culturally significant area in Poland, with expert commentary from a single guide on its monuments and attractions
This two-hour tour begins at St. Magdalena Square and takes you through the free parts of Wawel courtyards, admiring the facades of buildings designed by artists of the era like Bartolommeo Berrecci. You'll reach up to the bank of the Vistula River, where you'll conclude your walk at the famous Wawel Dragon sculpture, a cherished symbol in Polish folklore. The route offers a glimpse into the castle's architectural legacy and the history of Polish monarchs, including tales of notable figures like Casimir III the Great and Sigismund III Vasa, who played pivotal roles in the castle's and Polish history.
The tour not only lets you see the most beautiful architecture in Poland but also sets the stage for understanding the broader context of Polish kings and the historical significance of the Wawel site, including its status as the residence of monarchs until the capital was moved to Warsaw. It is not just a collection of dry facts about when Castle was built and the historical events this pearl of Polish Renaissance has gone through, but also many interesting, sometimes amusing, anecdotes.
The audio guide is available in several languages, making it an accessible and informative experience for everyone interested in exploring one of the most beautiful and significant historical sites in Poland
- Audio guide in the selected language
- Admission tickets for the exhibitions inside Wawel Castle, including the current temporary displays
- Tickets to the Wawel Cathedral Museum
The audioguide leads through the free admission areas of Wawel Hill. Purchasing tickets for the paid areas does not expand the content of the audioguide
- exceeding the rental time of the device without informing the staff,
- making the device available to third parties.
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Your own headphones if you prefer
Know before you go
- The tour begins and ends at the customer service point at Grodzka 52a street
- This tour is not an entrance ticket to the castle or cathedral
- While guiding visitors around the external areas of Wawel Hill, the audio guide does not include any of the several permanent exhibitions and temporary displays located within Wawel Castle
- The tour covers the outer parts of Wawel and the surrounding area
- If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the exhibitions, we encourage you to visit the official website of castle. Listening to our audio guide beforehand is an ideal introduction to the later exploration of royal private apartments, the armory, the treasury, and the cathedral
- The opening hours of Wawel Hill are from 6 AM until dusk
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