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 The Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

The Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

The State Art Collections in Wawel, tel.: 0048 12 4225155

Apr. – Oct.:
Tue. – Fri. 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM,
Sat. and Sun. 11.00 AM – 6.00 PM;

Nov. – Mar.:
Tue. – Sat. 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM,
Sun. 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM;

exhibitions: the State Rooms, the Royal Private Apartments and the Crown Treasury and Armoury (open Mon. 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM from Apr. – Oct., closed Sun. from Nov. – Mar.); Oriental Art (closed Sun. from Nov. – Mar.); and the archaeological exhibition, The Lost Wawel (open Mon. 9.30 AM – 1.00 PM from Apr. - Oct.).

Separate visits to the cathedral, the Royal Tombs, Zygmunt’s Tower and the Cathedral Museum, information: the Cathedral Parish of St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslas,
tel.: 0048 12 4293327,

Apr. – Sept.:
Mon. – Sat.9.00 AM – 5.00 PM;
Sun. 12.30 AM – 5.00 PM;

Oct. – Mar.:
Fri. – Sat. 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM;
Sun. 12.30 AM – 4.00 PM; museum closed Sun.
Wawel Hill is open to visitors daily from 6.00 AM until dusk; detailed information regarding the opening hours is displayed alongside the ticket offices; the arcaded courtyard closes 30 minutes before the gates to the hill are shut.

Getting there
Access Paid, underground parking is located on Powiśle Street (ul. Powiśle); it is also possible to park in the paid parking zones on Straszewskiego, Podzamcze and Bernadyńska streets (ul. Straszewskiego, ul. Podzamcze and ul. Bernardyńska). Tram nos. 3, 6, 8, 10, 18 and 40 run close by Wawel.

Tourist information
Tourist Information point: No. 9, Wawel
tel.: 0048 12 4225155 ext. 219. All essential information is also provided to tourists by the City Information Points; the Wyspiański Pavilion, at 2 Wszystkich Świętych Square is the nearest to Wawel;

Accommodation, food and drink
The Restaurant on Wawel (Restauracja „Na Wawelu”)
tel.: 0048 12 4211915

the Tower Café (Kawiarnia „Pod Basztą”)
tel.: 0048 12 4227528
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The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013