St. Adalbert Church (Kościól Św. Wojciecha)
St. Adalbert Church (Kościól Św. Wojciecha)

St. Adalbert Church (Kościól Św. Wojciecha)

Free admission
plac Mariacki, Kraków, 31-042

The basics

Thanks to its central location, it’s easy to visit the Church of St. Adalbert if exploring the Old Town independently on foot. You can also visit on a private or shared walking tour to hear stories about its history. Other stops that the Church of St. Adalbert is often grouped with include the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall, Wawel Castle, and St. Mary’s Basilica.

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Things to know before you go

  • The museum is a great spot for architecture fans, as it showcases a mix of styles—including pre-Roman, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque.

  • Don’t miss “The History of the Krakow Market” permanent exhibition in the church’s crypt museum.

  • When exploring the city, it’s easy to pair the Church of St. Adalbert with a visit to Saint Mary’s Basilica, which is next to the Main Market Square.

  • The church is very small, and due to its historical architecture, the crypt museum is not accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to get there

The church is located on the southeast corner of Krakow’s Main Market Square, where Rynek Główny meets Grodzka Street. The Old Town is best accessed on foot, but if you’re traveling from the main train station, you could take the #3 or #69 tram to Poczta Główna, then walk for 6 minutes to the church.

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When to get there

The church holds services and sacraments on Sundays and throughout the week. The underground archeological museum is usually open from mid-morning until mid-afternoon on Mondays through Saturdays, and it's typically closed on Sundays. It’s best to check opening times before visiting, and to visit close to opening time for a less crowded experience.

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Who Was St. Adalbert?

The namesake of this beautiful church, St. Adalbert was the first bishop of Prague (born in 956 in Bohemia, which is now the Czech Republic). He worked as a missionary in Hungary, Poland, and Prussia, and the church was built on the spot where St. Adalbert gave a sermon to Krakow’s residents. It is believed he was martyred in 997 while on a mission to convert the Baltic Prussians to Christianity.

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