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Address: Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 51 55
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers...
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.
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this place is vast so you should expect to spend a fair amount of time here. so much to see like the royal chambers, the cathedral and the dragons lair. itr also has great views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this place is vast so you should expect to spend a fair amount of time here. so much to see like the royal chambers, the cathedral and the dragons lair. itr also has great views especially of the vistula river

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Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The castle doesn't look any special but the overview over thge surroundings are great. Also the nearby Wawel cathedral.

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devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful, as are the buildings. You pay separately for different rooms within the castle but be prepared to possibly be disappointed. If you have visited similar attractions in the uk you will find this not so interesting. Most of the rooms are empty apart from tapestries on the walls.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are amazing things tucked into the collections in the Wawel. These days, you pay by the collection to visit them (about 50 zloty for the whole thing), and entry is timed (ish) and limited to a certain number of visitors each day--all of which is good news because you really get to see the things. Most of the objects... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of only three portraits extant of Da Vinci and said to be more beautiful than the Mona Lisa. On third floor of one of the buildings in .Wawel Castle

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I just happened to see this place on a travel app and thought, 'I know nothing about it's history or significance, but it looks interesting.' Myself and 5 friends went about 9.45am and already there was quite a queue starting. What I really liked about it is that it's all separate and you can quite literally pay just for the... More 

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Los Altos, CA (USA)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wawel Castle and Cathedral are definitely worth the visit. We had a guide which is to be recommended. One of the stand-out things to see are the gorgeous tapestries from medieval times. This is a lovely Renaissance building. The altar piece in the cathedral is really worth seeing -- multiple panels in wood depicting life of Mary and Jesus etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, enormous gardens full of beautiful flowers, great views for the best pics. Highly recommended.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you don't go in the middle of the summer you will have plenty of time to visit everything in peace. Nice view of the city.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's a long walk up to the castle. The views from the walls of the town and river are good. We were there mid-afternoon so no ques. You pay for each room separately, we decided to start with the State Rooms. Yes they are old but there is very little in each of the room's and hardly anything actually made... More 

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