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Rynek Underground

Delve into Krakow's centuries of history and discover forgotten secretes in the excavated tunnels.

Rynek Underground: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

2. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

Head four meters below the ground to uncover the mysteries of Krakow's past. After taking a thorough tour of the Main Square, walk down to its underground passageways to visit Rynek Museum. Learn about the city's history from its early days and see the exposed foundations of medieval constructions. Follow your guide on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages. Begin by strolling around the Main Square, between the Cloth Hall and St Mary's Basilica. Take in the modern sights of the area before traveling down to see what it once looked like. Step into the mystifying Rynek Underground Museum to experience what the Main Square looked like 750 years ago. Immerse yourself in the history of what once was the setting for ceremonial meetings between kings and foreign envoys, and a place where valuable materials were traded. With a little bit of imagination and help from your guide, discover the atmosphere of the medieval Market Square while walking along the underground route. Admire the exposed foundations of former commercial buildings, medieval roads, hygienic utensils, and authentic 11th-century tombs. End your journey back at the Main Square, where you may choose to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of many local restaurants recommended to you by your guide.

Krakow: Walking Tour of Rynek Underground with Entry Ticket

3. 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: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

4. 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: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, and Rynek Tour with Lunch

5. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, and Rynek Tour with Lunch

Visit some of historic Krakow’s main attractions on this guided day tour. Start at Rynek, the central market square of the Old Town. Visit its underground Dungeon Market Historical and Archaeological Museum. After a full lunch of Polish delicacies, you'll explore the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. Your tour kicks off at the central square of Royal Krakow. Wander one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and learn about its past from your guide. Then, venture four meters underground to the Dungeon Market Museum, to walk at the same level as the cobbled roads of 12-13th century Krakow. Next, explore the residence of Polish Kings at the Royal Wawel Castle. See its collections of art, lavish fabrics, military items, and priceless furniture up close. Marvel at the famous tapestries of Zygmunt August and Renaissance paintings from the Lanckoronski collection in the Royal chambers. Finally, you’ll step into the impressive gothic Wawel Cathedral, where Polish monarchs throughout history have been crowned.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour & Stories

6. 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: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

7. Krakow: Guided Tour of Rynek Underground

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the museum and then you will start your tour into the past. During the 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 in order to narrate the turbulent history of Medieval Krakow. Ancient history is reborn through the reconstructions of 11th-century burials presented in the exhibition. See the treasures hidden underground, learn with the help of touchscreens, holograms, projections and documentary films. At the end of the tour, when you reach the surface again, you might see Krakow from a new perspective.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Rynek Underground & Lunch

8. 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: Skip the Line Underground Museum & Old Town

9. Krakow: Skip the Line Underground Museum & Old Town

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow boasts a rich history waiting to be discovered and the city’s Old Town has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list for over 40 years. Discover the secrets of this city on a 2-hour guided walking tour with a local expert guide and visit Krakow's underground museum hidden beneath the famous Market Square. Follow your guide through the underground corridors and listen to stories, tales and anecdotes about Krakow’s history and culture. Admire the museum's countless relics and items found by archeologists during some of the country’s most important excavations. Learn about Krakow’s history and what the city used to look like before modern developments changed its streets and buildings. At the end of the tour, visit the glass pyramid room of the museum and marvel at the view of St Mary’s Basilica.

Krakow: Skip the Line Underground Museum Private Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Skip the Line Underground Museum Private Guided Tour

Learn about Krakow’s long history, its relics, and hidden gems in the Rynek Underground Museum. Benefit from skip-the-line access and meet your licensed guide. Explore the fascinating exhibits of the museum on a 2-hour tour. Follow your guide through underground corridors and admire fascinating exhibitions, sights, and artifacts. See a variety of relics and items found by archeologists during important excavations of the city. Stroll through Krakow's history in what used to be the original streets, and cellars of buildings that no longer exist.  Extend your trip with an additional 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town. Walk along the famous Royal Route and discover most iconic sights of the city such as Wawel Hill, St. Mary's Basilica, and Cloth Hall as some as some lesser-known points of interest.

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What people are saying about Rynek Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 171 reviews

We loved this experience! Our guide was so lovely, engaging, spoke wonderful English and had so much knowledge of this expedition, polish history and events. I felt that if we had gone round the museum on our own we would not have got the same out of it. Really felt amazed by this museum. A must visit for sure :) and although I cannot remember our guides name I would like to thank her for the wonderful knowledge that she shared with us.

Well worth a visit. We had a young female English speaking tour guide called Dominika was excellent. Very clear, knew more than just a rehersed tour guide script. The meeting point was easy to find and everything went very smoothly.

Very nice tour guide, who had some problems with the English language, but communicated the explanations and information in a charming and pleasantly slow manner. I was satisfied. :)

Meeting point easy to find, but museum staff seemed unaware of any guided tours. Museum was very dark and quite warm, even on a snowy December day.

Very good and educative experience, excellent museum. We definitely recommend it. Krzysztof was very good and knowledgeable guide.