Bishop's Palace

Bishop's Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

1. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 37 museums and monuments. See a traditional bourgeois house or hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 9. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 10. The Zwierzyniec House 11. The Jozef Mehoffer House 12. St. Adalberts Church Underground 13. St. Mary’s Church 14. History of Photography Museum 15. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 16. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 23. The Main Building of the National Museum 24. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 25. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 26 Pomorska Street 27. Celestat 28. MOCAK 29. Town Hall Tower 30. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 31. Galicja Jewish Museum 32. The Barbican 33. The Eagle Pharmacy 34. The Krzysztofory Palace 35. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 36. The Jan Matejko House 37. Kopiec Kościuszki

Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

2. Krakow: The Old Town Walking Tour

Experience the ultimate introduction to Krakow with a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town. Start your tour in the heart of the city in front of St. Mary's Basilica. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll amongst the medieval architecture in the Main Market Square, the largest square in Europe. Your professional guide will take you to the top sights of Krakow and inform you of its dramatic history. They will also provide you with insider knowledge of what to visit, see and eat while you're in this beautiful city. You'll end your tour at Wawel Castle, the impressive royal residence of Polish kings.

Krakow: Scenic River Cruise

3. Krakow: Scenic River Cruise

See all of Krakow's popular riverside landmarks in just one hour on a scenic boat ride along the Vistula. Take a break from all the walking and enjoy the perks of sightseeing from the comfort of your seat. Come across Wawel Hill and sail under the Zwierzyniec Bridge. Hop on your boat at a location close to Wawel and travel through the quiet waters of the Vistula River to see the city from a new perspective. Sail towards Salwator and further down the river for a wholesome overview of the local architecture and landscapes. Travel under the Zwierzyniec Bridge, admire the Bishop's Palace, and turn towards Manggha Center. Take in the waterfront districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze before turning back to take in the majestic Church on the Rock.

Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

4. Krakow: John Paul II Trail Private Tour with Local Historian

The John Paul II Trail Tour will take you to the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla who could become pope. Krakow is a special place to learn about the life of Pope John Paul II as he lived in Krakow for more than 30 years prior. During his years in Krakow, he was first a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow, he has also experienced the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism. Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student who will lead you throughout Krakow showing you the places that shaped Pope John Paul II and tell you about his life in Krakow. After meeting your guide visit the Jagiellonian University. Then continue to the Wawel Cathedral, where Karol Wojtyla sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass. After, go to his apartment on Kanonicza Street, the Franciscan Church, and the Bishop’s Palace.

Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum 3 Days Entry Card

5. Krakow: The Erazm Ciołek Palace Museum 3 Days Entry Card

Art of old Poland, the 12th-18th century. This exhibition presents excellent works of the medieval and more modern art from the collections of the National Museum in Krakow, one of the oldest and best sets of old Polish art. Orthodox art of the old Polish Republic, the exhibition features an obscure group of icons, one of the oldest and most precious collections of Orthodox paintings in Central Europe. It contains primarily the works coming from the south-eastern borderlands of the old 'Rzeczpospolita’. In the beautifully restored cellars of the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, visitors can admire 800 fragments of the most valuable architectural sculptures from all over Poland, originating from such places as St. Mary's Church, Krakow Cathedral or Gniezno Cathedral. n addition to the museum mentioned above, you get access to 37 other museums in Krakow for 3 days, which you can visit for free with the Krakow card. The museums included in the City Pass include: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. Czartoryski Museum 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. The Zwierzyniec House 11. The Jozef Mehoffer House 12. St. Adalbert's Church Underground 13. St. Mary’s Church 14. History of Photography Museum 15. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 16. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 24. The Main Building of the National Museum 25. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 26. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 27. Pomorska Street 28. Celestat 29. MOCAK 30. Town Hall Tower 31. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 32. Galicja Jewish Museum 33. The Barbican 34. The Eagle Pharmacy 35. The Krzysztofory Palace 36. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf Nil 37. The Jan Matejko House 38. Kopiec Kościuszki

Krakow Old Tow: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Krakow Old Tow: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Delve into Krakow's medieval past, with tales of ancient kings and fire-breathing dragons, on this tour of the historic old town and castle. Hear how Krakow was transformed into a royal city and Poland’s capital until 1596, after starting out as a humble merchant town. Begin your walk in the city’s medieval market square, and move through the city to learn its long history, from the invasion of the warriors of Genghis Khan, and the history of Wawel Castle in WW2, and the rise of Pope John Paul II, Krakow's most famous former resident. Look forward to highlights on the four such as the story of St. Mary's trumpeter, Krakow's legendary fire-breathing dragon, and take a walk around Wawel Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Krakow's entire Old Town, and see the Royal Palace. Hear stories about St. Mary's Basilica, and the Wawel Cathedral, and hear tales of the Krakow Barbican, a medieval fortress. Enjoy a short visit to the Bishop's Palace, the former home of Pope John Paul II. Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the city, and enjoy the freedom to stop for a break at cafes and refreshments along the way. Finish the tour at Wawel Castle, only a short walk from the market square.

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What people are saying about Bishop's Palace

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 365 reviews

Having stayed in Krakow for several times, we now stay outside the city. Some 15 tramstops in fact. This card was invaluable for the amount of travel we did. The places of interest we visited were almost all free because of this card. You have to know what you plan to do and visit before you decide to purchase this card. We purchased the 3 day city with transport but there several different cards available.

The KrakowCard is such a great concept. Once we arrived in Krakow the cards were easy to pick up from central Krakow. You can determine there and then when you want the card to be valid from. A great selection of attractions available and the use of the tram is priceless.

Very good knowledge and good fun. Enjoyed the different stops that took you through the timeline of krakow.

Excellent, cheap way of visiting lots of interesting places

It useful for free museums and unlimited transport!