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Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Ranked #14 of 139 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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San Francisco
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Wawel Royal Castle as with most was up on a high point of the area and offered very good view of the city and surrounding area. The castle and palace did not appear particularly special as compared to other European castle and palaces so we did not pay to visit the apartments and other fee areas. The grounds were... More

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Fgura, Malta.
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Castle is set in beautiful surroundings, ;and one can spend a leisurely morning or afternoon touring the Castle and the Cathedral Beautiful scenic view of the river from up there, and if the weather is nice you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere. Clean and lovely restaurant in the area with very affordable prices, as usual in Poland.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You can spend an entire day here visiting the apartments, the cathedral and the crypt, plus the Dragon's Den. Take a picnic and enjoy yourself. Separate admission for each or a combo ticket available. Without a ticket you can still visit the grounds.

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Indianapolis, IN
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42 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Even if you're short on time walk up here and stroll the grounds. Admission charged (separately) to Dragon's Den, Apartments, Church and Crypt. Nice selection opinion gift shop. Concerts held, too.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Although we planned to visit the castle at some stage in our trip we were in no hurry - after all it probably entailed one or two rooms and lots of old walls, right? Well, how wrong were we? There is a wealth of attractions/exhibitions on this site and we would recommend getting a ticket, as we did, to include... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Overlooking the river The Royal Castle offers plenty of photo opportunities of the surrounding area plus some stunning architecture within. The gothic castle built in 1000 AD is a joy to behold. It has a scale model inside the main grounds which is very informative. From its Royal apartments to its Cathedral it's a must see if you visit Krakow.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

all was really good here. site,(great views), collections, exhibit design. really museum quality. Also near the river. Information and personal excellent as was all throughout the city.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There are couple of parts that you would love to visit. One of the main attractions in beautiful city Krakow. Even outside of it is beautiful and has a very nice observation terrace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wawel is the place where the polish kings lived hundred years. It has beautiful rooms, lots of attractions. You can spend there half of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lady with an Ermine is an unforgettable painting -- more beautiful, if less mysterious than the Mona Lisa. The Poles have displayed her beautifully without the pressing crowds of the Louvre. The long analysis of the work and its history in the entry room provided just enough detail to enhance its viewing.

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