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Rynek Underground

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Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

1. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Be guided on a 2-hour tour of the Rynek Underground, a unique museum situated below the main market square of the city. Explore medieval constructions in this unique archeological reserve, covering nearly 43,000 square feet. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, and start your discovery of the past. Learn about the city’s treasures on display while your guide narrates the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. Uncover secrets of the hidden underground with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. See Krakow from a whole new perspective.

Krakow: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

2. Krakow: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the museum and you start your tour into the past. During your 2-hour museum tour you will discover a unique archaeological reserve in Europe, covering nearly 43,000 sq.ft (4000 sq.m). It was fashioned under the surface of the Main Market Square to provide a display for the treasures that had been found and narrate the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. The oldest history is exemplified by reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. See the treasures hidden underground, learn a lot with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections and documentary films. At the end of the tour, when you go to the surface again, you will see Krakow from a new perspective.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

3. Krakow: Rynek Underground Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

Go underground on this fascinating guided tour. Explore Rynek Underground and see reconstructions of 11th-century burial sites, watch movies depicting medieval Krakow, and see historic everyday items. Meet your guide will meet you at the entrance to the museum and begin your journey into the past, exploring this nearly 43,000 square-foot underground museum. Head underneath Market Square and stroll past reconstructions of ancient burials. Walk by exhibits filled with ancient tools and learn how historic Krakow residents lived their lives from your guide. Marvel at holograms, projections, and documentary films and get the kids involved with interactive touchscreens.

Krakow: Walking Tour of Rynek Underground with Entry Ticket

4. Krakow: Walking Tour of Rynek Underground with Entry Ticket

Find out what secrets an underground city is hiding on a guided tour of Rynek Underground. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, skip the line and begin your journey into the past. During your 2-hour museum tour discover a unique archaeological reserve in Europe, covering nearly 43,000 sq. ft. It was fashioned under the surface of the Main Market Square to provide a display for the treasures that had been found and narrate the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See the treasures hidden underground, learn a lot with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. At the end of the tour, when you go to the surface again, you will see Krakow from a new perspective.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour & Stories

5. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour & Stories

Take a fascinating tour around the heart of Krakow and the Main Square. Learn about the square's history, find interesting artifacts, and dive deep into the past of the city. Then we will descend 4 meters underground to the Museum of the Underground, to reach the level of the cobbled streets of Krakow in the 12th-13th centuries. What was Krakow like then? What was the purpose of the market square and what was happening there? That's a secret for now, but we'll reveal it during the tour. In the mysterious atmosphere of the underground museum, it will be very easy for us to move to the Middle Ages, and understand the joys and sorrows of the people of that time, their lives, the surrounding architecture, and much more.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

6. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

Visit the central square of Royal Krakow and find the most interesting traces of past events on Market Square. Take a walk on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with a visit to the Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. Stroll around the square, find the most interesting artifacts of the old times, and unravel their purpose. Find out what events took place here, and what legendary persons have been here. Go 4 meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum to find yourself on the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. See the collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures, fabrics, goldsmiths, military items, porcelain, and furniture. See the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and magnificent Renaissance Italian paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. See the Wawel collections of Eastern art containing the most important, and largest collection of tents in Europe. Enter the gothic Wawel Cathedral, a sanctuary where Polish monarchs were crowned.

Krakow Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Krakow Old Town: 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.

Krakow: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

8. Krakow: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

Find out what secrets an underground city is hiding on a guided tour of Rynek Underground. Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum, skip the line and begin your journey into the past. During your 2-hour museum tour discover a unique archaeological reserve in Europe, covering nearly 43,000 sq. ft. It was fashioned under the surface of the Main Market Square to provide a display for the treasures that had been found and narrate the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. See the treasures hidden underground, learn a lot with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films. At the end of the tour, when you go to the surface again, you will see Krakow from a new perspective.

Krakow: Old Town Rynek Underground Entry and Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Old Town Rynek Underground Entry and Guided Tour

The Market Square Underground Museum in Krakow is quite popular among tourists visiting the royal city, so don't hesitate to guarantee your admission in advance. The guide is waiting right next to the museum. Follow it through the museum exhibits to explore this unique archaeological reserve where real artifacts discovered by scientists are mixed with multimedia messages designed to "revive" stone and metal and illustrate what was happening on the Main Square hundreds of years ago. See the reconstructions of the 11th century burials, the model of the city, watch the traders, learn about the city executioner and his tools, listen to many interesting stories.

Krakow: Skip-the-Line Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Skip-the-Line Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line entry on this guided tour of Rynek Underground Museum. Go underground to get a look at what medieval Krakow was like. Marvel at the museum’s hidden treasures and learn through touchscreens, holograms, projections, and documentary films.  After seeing and hearing what the modern main square of Krakow looks like, venture down the museum stairs a few meters underground and step into the past. Find yourself on the same level as the cobbled streets of ancient Krakow.  Follow your guide around the museum exhibits to experience this unique archaeological reserve covering nearly 43,000 square feet under the surface of Krakow's Main Market Square. See reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition and more.

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4.6 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and funny. Interesting artifacts found by the archaeologists to allow us a glimpse of the life lived by the people and they have preserve a history of Krakow and the time just flew by.

Very friendly and informative guide - we enjoyed listening to her explain the background and history of this important place in Krakow. I would fully recommend.

Tour was very interesting and informative the guide we had was excellent and very very knowledgeable would definitely recommend this tour to friends.

Great, so informative, involved us, asking us questions to find our understanding of the history.Nothing negative to say.Guide Very knowledgeable..

It was amazing! Helen our guide was brilliant and really brought the tour to life! Great knowledge and fun as well! We will recommend this tour!