Wawel Cathedral, Krakow

4.6
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 .
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  • Lovely cathedral with interesting audio guide. Doesn’t take very long to do so worth a visit when at the castle  more »
  • Very efficient and clear audio guide service. It's worth visiting inside on your own because the audio guides make a great explanation
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  • Lovely to find out about Polish history. Castle is not necessarily what you might expect but it has different eras. The tapestry collection is superb
  • Been here with my mom for the second time!I wish it was less crowded! Absolutely massive structure which is really impacting your mind where you’re thinking how much work and resources were used to finish this Castle! Just amazing place to to come for a great walk!
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