The Royal Route

The Royal Route begins by St Florian’s Church in Matejko’s Square. It leads along the historic road from the main entrance gate into the city – St Florian’s Gate, along Floriańska Street, through Market Square and Grodzka Street to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. It is one of the most popular tourist routes in Cracow. It takes about three hours. Walking through the Royal Route you can take delight in the most important and splendid Cracow’s monuments such as churches, Cloth House, buildings and streets.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Royal Route begins by St Florian’s Listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1978, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is thought to have been created by the forces of nature around 15 million years ago. There are nine floors in the mine. Many chambers with carvings and statues can be visited. It is worth seeing a salt lake that holds more than 300 g of salt per one litre. Guided tours are possible since 8 am till 7.30 pm. The tour takes minimum 3 hours.