Wawel Royal Castle’s Visitor Services are located in the Visitors’ Center. 
These include the Information Desk, Ticket Windows, Reservation and Guide Service Office, as well as toilet facilities, dining, and shopping. The Visitors’ Center also offers free Wi-Fi.
Hours (variable): open from 9:00 a.m. through: 6:00 p.m. (March, October); 7:00 p.m. (April, September); 8:00 p.m. (May through August); 5:00 pm (November through February)

Exhibition opening hours and ticket prices vary seasonally. NUMBER OF TICKETS AVIALABLE DAILY IS LIMITED

Ticket Offices:
  • Main Ticket Office – in Visitors’ Center (three sales windows)
  • Seasonal Ticket Window (open Apr.–Oct.) – at the Herbowa Gate (approach from Kanonicza Street)

Summer Season (April 1–October 31)


State Rooms: normal 20 PLN, reduced 12 PLN
Royal Private Apartments: normal 27 PLN, reduced 21 PLN; guide-led groups (ticket included)
Oriental Art: normal 8 PLN, reduced 5 PLN
Lost Wawel: normal 10 PLN, reduced 7 PLN
Crown Treasury and Armoury:normal 20 PLN, reduced 12 PLN
  • Monday – only Crown Treasury and Armoury and The Lost Wawel are open
    9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., last visitor entry 12 noon
    free admission – complimentary passes issued until 11:45 a.m.; number of free passes limited 
  • Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Sun., Holidays: from 10 a.m.
    last visitor entry – 4 p.m., sales till 3:45 p.m.; number of tickets limited

SEASONAL EXHIBITIONS: open from April 23, 2019
After permanent exhibition closing time, the ticket office sells only tickets to the Dragon's Den and Sandomierska Tower (open April 23-October 31)

Dragon's Den: admission 5 PLN
Sandomierska Tower: admission 5 PLN
May 6-June 19 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets sold until 5:45 p.m.
June 20-23 – 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets sold until 6:45 p.m.
June 24-30 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets sold until 5:45 p.m.
July August – 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets sold until 6:45 p.m.
September, October* – 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tickets sold until 4:45 p.m.
* Sandomierska Tower – weekends only (weather permitting)

Wawel Architecture and Gardens: admission (per person) normal 18 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
daily, until September 30, 2019: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – guide-led groups (ticket included), the ticket is valid to Sandomierska Tower

Winter Season (November 2–March 31)


State Rooms: normal 18 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
Royal Private Apartments: normal 23 PLN, reduced 18 PLN; guide-led groups (ticket included)
Oriental Art: normal 7 PLN, reduced 4 PLN *
Lost Wawel: normal 8 PLN, reduced 5 PLN 
Crown Treasury and Armoury – normal 18 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
  • Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    last visitor entry – 3 p.m., sales till 2:45; number of tickets limited
    * Oriental Art: entrance only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Sunday – only State Rooms and The Lost Wawel are open
    10:00 a.m.-4 p.m., last visitor entry – 3 p.m.
    free admission – complimentary passes issued until 2:45 p.m.; number of free passes limited 
  • Closed Mondays.
Ticket includes the following information:
  • date of visit – ticket is valid on that day only
  • entry time – please be punctual (especially for group tours)
Visitors tour most exhibitions individually, excepting the "Royal Private Apartments" and "Wawel Architecture and Gardens," which are visited with a tour guide (included in ticket price).
  • individual visitors (visiting without a guide) – purchase tickets at the Ticket Windows
  • individual visitors with guide and groups (with or without guide) – purchase tickets through the Reservations Office
Tickets are sold for individual exhibition. There is no collective ticket available at this time. 
The Castle does not sell tickets on-line.
We do not accept payment in Euros or other foreign currency.
Payment can be made by bank card or credit card; two ATMs are located on Wawel Hill.

Admission to Wawel Hill and to the Arcaded Courtyard is free.


For individual and group reservations and guide service visit the Reservations Office.


Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not permitted in the Castle or on the grounds. As a courtesy to our visitors, during the summer season we operate a Luggage Room (located at the Bernadyńsk Gate entrance) where these items can be checked. The Luggage Room is closed from November 1 through March 31).
Backpacks, large bags, baby carriers with frames, strollers, umbrellas, and Nordic walking sticks are not permitted inside the exhibitions. These items must be checked in the Checkroom located in the Arcaded Courtyard before you proceed to the exhibitions. The Checkroom is open only during the Castle’s opening hours.

Security screening points are in operation at the entrance to the Castle. Bringing weapons, ammunition, explosives, flammable or toxic items or any other potentially dangerous objects are strictly prohibited.
Visitors are expected to adhere to the Castle’s Visitor Rules and Regulations.
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