Wawel Cathedral

Highly recommended
The Gothic cathedral dedicated to St Stanislas and St Wenceslas contains many works of art, including St Stanislas' mausoleum (1629 and King Wladyslaw II Jagiello's Tomb, in red marble. Italian artists created the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Poland, the Sigismund Chapel. The Holy Cross Chapel is embellished by paintings created by artists from the Pskow School (Russia, 1470). Kings, national heroes and poets are honoured in the crypts alongside the royal tombs. The Sigismund Tower provides an excellent view of the city.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Ul. Grodzka

Opening hours

[Apr-Sep: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun and Bank Hols 12.30pm-5pm; Oct-Mar: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun and Bank Hols 12.30pm-4pm - closed 1 Jan, Maundy Thu and Good Fri, Easter weekend, 1 and 11 Nov, 24 and 25 Dec]

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