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Descend to Rynek undergroundin Krakow, Poland

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Krakow's underground hides old town. Discover it by taking a walk down its streets.
How to descend to Rynek underground in Krakow
In 2005 during the excavations a town was found under the Main Square.

In 4000-square-meter underground there are streets and stands of thousands years old (since first buildings of the Old Town), and there is atmosphere of the market square - you can hear merchants talking and carts creaking.

Learn the history of Krakow in interactive form, Krakow
Photo: Learn the history of Krakow in interactive form, © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Scales, coins, clothes, jeweleries and even human remains - all the artefacts were found during the excavations.

Artefacts exhibition in Rynek Underground, Krakow

How to do?

1. The museum is located in the left wing of Sukiennice building (Rynek Glowny 1) - in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You can book tickets here, and pay for them at the ticket desk.

Entrance to the underground, Krakow
Photo: Entrance to the underground, © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

2. You can take audio-guide in English, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Italian for free. Guide service is fee-paying.

3. Up to 30 people can visit the underground at the same time. Interval - 15 minutes. The last visit is 1 hour 15 minutes before the closing time, for groups - 1 hour 30 minutes before.

Where to do?

#1Main SquareMain Square

The Main Square is the centre of the city; Christmas market, festivals and concerts take place here.

When to do?

Underground is open to visit:
• from April till October on Monday 10am - 8pm, Tuesday - till 4pm, Wednesday - Sunday from 10am till 10pm.
• from November till March on Monday 10am - 8pm, Tuesday - till 4pm, Wednesday - Sunday from 10am till 8pm.

Every second Monday of month is a day-off.

How much?

Entry ticket for adults is 19 zlotys, for pensioners and students under 26 (only with confirming document in hands) - 16 zlotys.

For children under 7 - free.
Guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian) - 120 zlotys.
On Tuesdays entrance is free.

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Guest22 November 2019

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