Hours and Tickets

Enter (and exit) from the Arcaded Courtyard

Weather permitting, individual visitors only, no guided tours, no reservations.
tickets:

regular 5 PLN, reduced 2 PLN

summer season

01 May - 30 Sep.

Monday

9:30 am-4:00 pm

ticket sells till

3:15 pm

Tuesday-Sunday

9:30 am-5:00 pm

ticket sells till

4:15 pm

last visitor entry 30 minutes before closing

Seasonal route

Royal Gardens

The Royal Gardens were reconstructed based on years of study and research on Renaissance gardens. The plants used and arrangements of pathways and beds as well as architectural elements evoke the atmosphere of gardens of the period. The gardens encompass an upper and lower terrace and a small vineyard.
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Royal Gardens

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Royal Gardens

The tour begins in the exhibition “The Lost Wawel” and continues through the Bathory Courtyard, the archaeological and architectural reserve of the church of Saint Gereon and the church of Saint Mary of Egypt, the Arcaded Courtyard, the northern slope of Wawel Hill, and the royal gardens.
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Royal Gardens

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Seasonal route

Royal Gardens

Lower Terrace – Southern Section. This part of the lower terrace was designed around the excavated foundations of a summerhouse. A symbolic gazebo is surrounded by boxwood-edged parterres that hold a variety of flowers and herbs.
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Royal Gardens

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Royal Gardens

Lower Terrace – Central Section. The ornamental boxwood knot garden evokes forms developed in the Renaissance.
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Royal Gardens

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Royal Gardens

Lower Terrace – Northern Section. This area holds a fruit orchard, which was regarded as an ornamental garden in the Renaissance.
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Royal Gardens

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