Town Hall Tower Tour - Things to know before visiting Krakow City in Poland



I was always debating if I should compile single post about Krakow or it's special places and more I thought about it, I realized that it may not do a justice to beauty of these architecture pieces which if I club them all and knowing specifically about them is important. Most of these places are adjoined and at walkable distance around Market Square of Krakow town in Poland. This post shares about Town Hall Tower of Krakow town and why this is so special in one of the most popular sites of this historic city in Europe.

I was always debating if I should compile single post about Krakow or it's special places and more I thought about it, I realized that it may not do a justice to beauty of these architecture pieces which if I club them all and knowing specifically about them is important. Most of these places are adjoined and at walkable distance around Market Square of Krakow town in Poland. This post shares about Town Hall Tower of Krakow town and why this is so special in one of the most popular sites of this historic city in Europe. 


Standing high and distinctively in middle of main square of Krakow city, it's 70 meters high and built in 1300s. Over the time, it got impacted by various things but still in much better state in comparison to other historical buildings of Krakow city in Poland.     One can go inside and climb the 100 stone stairs to the top of Town Hall Tower of Krakow. The staircase is narrow, steep and spiral, like many such towers in different parts of the world. From the platform at the top of the tower, you can enjoy a spectacular view across Kraków city, especially the Main Square and Planty Park.



Standing high and distinctively in middle of main square of Krakow city, it's 70 meters high and built in 1300s. Over the time, it got impacted by various things but still in much better state in comparison to other historical buildings of Krakow city in Poland. 

One can go inside and climb the 100 stone stairs to the top of Town Hall Tower of Krakow. The staircase is narrow, steep and spiral, like many such towers in different parts of the world. From the platform at the top of the tower, you can enjoy a spectacular view across Kraków city, especially the Main Square and Planty Park

Related post : Grand Theatre, Warsaw - One of the largest theaters in Europe and in the World    While you are in Town Hall tower, stop by its small exhibition space, which is a branch of the city’s historical museum and one of the main museums in Krakow city. Among the exhibits are some old photographs, medieval costumes and information about the tower's clock. Also look at its cellar, which used to be a dungeon and a torture chamber. Today, the reasons for being there are much more appealing, because they have been turned into a cafe and a theater.    The entrance to the Town Hall Tower is guarded by a pair of stone lions carved at the beginning of the 19th century. They were brought to Krakow from the Classicist palace. Over the entrance is the original Gothic portal with the city coat-of-arms and the emblem of Poland. For many years the basement beneath the tower has been used as the performance space called the Stage beneath the Town Hall of the renowned Teatr Ludowy.


While you are in Town Hall tower, stop by its small exhibition space, which is a branch of the city’s historical museum and one of the main museums in Krakow city. Among the exhibits are some old photographs, medieval costumes and information about the tower's clock. Also look at its cellar, which used to be a dungeon and a torture chamber. Today, the reasons for being there are much more appealing, because they have been turned into a cafe and a theater.

The entrance to the Town Hall Tower is guarded by a pair of stone lions carved at the beginning of the 19th century. They were brought to Krakow from the Classicist palace. Over the entrance is the original Gothic portal with the city coat-of-arms and the emblem of Poland. For many years the basement beneath the tower has been used as the performance space called the Stage beneath the Town Hall of the renowned Teatr Ludowy.


Related post : The Renaissance Sukiennice Cloth Hall - One of the main places to explore in Krakow City of Poland    Town Hall Tower is in the center of the Main Market Square in the heart of Krakow. The tower is open every day and there is a small admission fee. So it's important to know that entry is not free but it can be worth if you have time and want to see the town from 70 meter height.     Now let's talk about some of the obvious things -    1. How to reach Town Hall Tower Tour in Krakow City of Poland.    Town Hall Tower Tour is located in Main Square of Krakow City which is surrounded by Planty Park and pretty close to Karkow Railway station.     2. Main things to visit & do around Town Hall Tower Tour    - Main Square of Krakow  - St Mary's Basilica   - Planty Park  - Cloth House  - Restaurants & beer cafes  - Various other historical buildings, churches & green landscapes.  - Wawel Palace is also close-by & at walkable distance.     More from Poland -    St Mary’s Basilica - One of the Architectural Marvels of Krakow City in Poland  Planty Park - Well located park in Krakow to offer diverse experience of this Historical City  Vistula River Boulevards - Must visit place when in Krakow city of Poland


Town Hall Tower is in the center of the Main Market Square in the heart of Krakow. The tower is open every day and there is a small admission fee. So it's important to know that entry is not free but it can be worth if you have time and want to see the town from 70 meter height. 

Now let's talk about some of the obvious things -

1. How to reach Town Hall Tower Tour in Krakow City of Poland.

Town Hall Tower Tour is located in Main Square of Krakow City which is surrounded by Planty Park and pretty close to Karkow Railway station. 


2. Main things to visit & do around Town Hall Tower Tour

- Main Square of Krakow
- St Mary's Basilica 
- Planty Park
- Cloth House
- Restaurants & beer cafes
- Various other historical buildings, churches & green landscapes.
- Wawel Palace is also close-by & at walkable distance. 

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