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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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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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Really well restored and organised castle

Really well restored castle. If there is a large queue at the ticket office at the main entrance, there is another one up the hill and ticket machines. The castle is free but you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Really well restored castle. If there is a large queue at the ticket office at the main entrance, there is another one up the hill and ticket machines. The castle is free but you do need to pay for special exhibits - the armory exhibit was interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful, clean city to visit. There are plenty of good hotels to suit everyone's pocket and eating places which surround the 'square', which is a 'must' visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Although most of the items in the museums were purchased (the originals having been stolen or destroyed - according to the guide), the tour of the various parts was very much interesting and we were surprised how such a place was restored and brought to be an attraction for tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Impressive architecture. Wealth of treasures from Roman times to the present. A special treat is the Leonardo da Vinci - lady with a mink - artfully displayed in the castle

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Walked up the hill to this impressive castle. Did not go inside as the queue for tickets was too long (and it was around 9.15 am). You were able to stroll around the castle grounds and admire the Cathedral and other buildings within the complex. Well worth the hike up the hill. Go early as the crowds grow and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic castle draped in history standing proud over the Wawel River, a grand castle that is a must see for anybody interested in Krakows history also make sure you climb the viewing stairs and take the lift down to the dragon that breathes fire by the river great for the children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to walk around and look at the buildings. Many free areas to access. The grounds are beautiful and the view from the Castle is breath-taking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Wawel Castle on the first day of our recent visit to Krakow - 4 couples (8 people). There were very long queues at the first admission desks at the entrance and similar queues inside at other admission points. All were moving very slowly and, when I went to the front to determine why, it appeared to be because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good stuff. we had the audio guide in german. it was perfect - nice side lines to the history and very well spoken!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Saw this edifice last year. It stands on a large hill, much walking. You see a number of rooms, which as far as I'm concerned, brings to m ind: :If you've seen one, you've seen'm all." To me, it is historical, but so are m any such in Europe. This also, was the German Headquarters for Poland, during WW2, but... More 

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