Time: 3,5 hours
This route runs along the old royal route created hundreds of centuries ago. Following it you can see the most famous historic monuments of the city, feel its atmosphere and get to know its history. The route begins at the Matejko Square, where the king was greeted in a solemn procession while triumphantly entering the city. The route runs along the medieval fortifications called Barbican, than through St Florian’s Gate and along the St Florian’s Street into the Old Town and its Main Square – the largest square in Europe, where we can see St Mary’s Church with the famous altar by Weit Stoss (Wit Stwosz in Polish), the poet Adam Mickiewicz Monument, the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower and The Church of the St Albert. The route ends at the Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Castle Courtyard. During this tour you can experience the magic of the city and feel the unique atmosphere of the old Polish capital.
The route could be extended for additional sites :
St Florian’s Church – Słowacki Theatre – Collegium Maius – Archbishop’s Palace – Pope’s Window – Franciscan Church – Dominikan Church – St Andrew’s Church – Wawel Cathedral with Royal Sigismund Bell and Royal Crypts – Wawel Castle