Wawel Cathedral Museum


Diagonally opposite the cathedral is this treasury of historical and religious objects from the cathedral. There are plenty of exhibits, including church plate and royal funerary regalia, but not a single crown. They were all stolen from the treasury by the Prussians in 1795 and reputedly melted down.

Ticket covers admission to the Royal Crypts and the Sigismund Bell in Wawel Cathedral.

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4. Lost Wawel

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