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Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #15 of 137 attractions in Krakow
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the... more » Owner description: Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world. « less
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wawel Castle in one place in Krakow everyone should visit!!!! The cathedral is beuatifull, I saw royal chambers, it is quite intense to be able to stand where Mickiewicz or Kosciuszko are resting

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UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in history and art you could spend along time here, Great views over city and river. We enjoyed seeing leonardos woman in ermine picture which is there temporarally.

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Liverpool, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see and do in Krakow. The castle itself is superb. Make sure to visit the Cathedral, learn about the dragons lair and visit the exhibitions. The architecture is stunning. The flowers in the gardens were amazing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable, i've seen loads of castles on my travels but this one is amazing. Great architecture, but the exhibits are amazing. Oriental Art, medieval weaponry, tapestries, just something for everyone.

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Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Reminded me a little of the Kremlin, not sure why. A nice day trip, takes a while to look around and see everything, ticket prices are reasonable, the Borscht and Croquettes in the café next to the ticket office was yummy. Would definitely recommend, but get there early otherwise the queues can be massive!

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Napoli, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are very few Castles like Wawel in the whole Europe. Though some rooms can't be visited with the appropriate calm because of the people around you all the time, you will feel a sensation of majesty and grace coming directly from an aristocratic, ancient past. And this will make you feel better anyway, anything you're doing, everywhere you come... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

wile you are going around you can feel the power of the kings . the soul of the kings is still around. the river view the view is gorgeous nothing to compare with.

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Calgary, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Wawel Royal Castle is so iconic in Krakow it is difficult not to take the time for a visit. The castle has a very organized ticket purchasing system, where you can buy an individual ticket for each "exhibit" instead of one for the whole castle. We purchased the Dragon's Den (on recommendation from friends), Crown Treasury and Armoury as... More

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is worth spending a few hours at the Wawel Castle when you are in Krakow. The surroundings are beautiful, and the wiev from the Castle is nice. And of course, the old and nice buildings and the catedral.

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Boechout, Belgium
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the state rooms at the Wawel castle as these were the most advised both in Michelin as well as LP. I must say, I have never seen a that authentic early medieval patrimonium. Visiting price is at 4€ very cheap.

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