Tours of the Basilica
Thank you for your support in this difficult time related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Thanks to the visits of tourists from different parts of the world, many good things have been achieved in St. Mary’s Basilica. In February 2021, we completed a five-year conservation of the Main Altar. The masterpiece carved by Veit Stoss has regained its splendor and is still our pride.
From Monday to Saturday the Main Altar is opened at 11.50 a.m. and it is closed at 6.00 p.m. On Sundays and holidays, the altar carved by Veit Stoss is opened from 2.10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On selected religious holidays there will be no opening ceremony, and it remains opened during the liturgy. It is related to the presentation of individual scenes from the life of Jesus and St. Mary, e.g. Christmas, Resurrection or the Assumption of St. Mary.
MONDAY – SATURDAY:
11.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS:
2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Regular: 15 PLN
Reduced: 8 PLN (children 8–18 years old, international students 18–26 years old, seniors 60+)
Free entrance: children under 8, disabled people
The visitor service point is closed 15 minutes before the end of visiting hours. Detailed information: +48 (12) 422 07 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s Basilica is opened to individual visitors and tourist groups every day when no Mass is being conducted. Half of the church is open to tourists, including the presbytery and its main altar. Admission to this part of the Basilica is based on admission tickets. The second part of the church with the main entrance is limited to personal prayer in front of the Eucharist exhibited in the monstrance and to confession. During the visit, please keep silence and follow the rules set by the owner.
Tours of the Bugle Tower
Regular: 20 PLN
Reduced: 12 PLN (children 8–18 years old, international students 18–26 years old, seniors 60+)
For safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not allowed into the tower.
Donations can be purchased for a specific day only at the service point at Plac Mariacki 7 — it is not possible to purchase them in advance.
Day and hours:
The tourist service point is opened from Tuesday to Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. On Sundays this place is opened from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
From Tuesday to Saturday, entries to the tower take place at the following times:
|10:05 – 10:30 a.m.||10:30 – 10:55 a.m.||11:05 – 11:30 a.m.||11:30 – 11:55 a.m.|
|12:05 – 12:30 p.m.||12:30 – 12:55 p.m.||1:05 – 1:30 p.m.||1:30 – 1:55 p.m.|
|2:05 – 2:30 p.m.||2:30 – 2:55 p.m.||3:05 – 3:30 p.m.||3:30 – 3:55 p.m.|
|4:05 – 4:30 p.m.||4:30 – 4:55 p.m.||5:05 – 5:30 p.m.||5:30 – 5:55 p.m.|
On Sundays and some holidays during the year, entries to the tower take place at the following times:
|1:05 – 1:30 p.m.||1:30 – 1:55 p.m.||2:05 – 2:30 p.m.||2:30 – 2:55 p.m.||3:05 – 3:30 p.m.|
|3:30 – 3:55 p.m.||4:05 – 4:30 p.m.||4:30 – 4:55 p.m.||5:05 – 5:30 p.m.||5:30 – 5:55 p.m.|
While playing the bugle call, it is not possible to stay on the level of the bugle call room.
The staff has got a limited number of entrances for a specific day.
The tower is entered from the direction of Floriańska Street.
A group of no more than 10 people can enter every 30 minutes.
The purchase of a donation is tantamount to accepting the regulations, which is available at the visitor service point.