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Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Ranked #13 of 120 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit lots of history, from the old kings to WW2. Beware access is up a steep hill and difficult in the old building. This is a must on any visit and could easily fill more than one day. Plan you visit and buy tickets carefully due to timings and costs.

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We were blessed with perfect weather with temperatures in the low 20's even in November so the castle sparkled in the sunshine. What is more certain parts of the castle can be visited for free then. Free passes can be collected from the ticket office. True nothing spectacular but worth the effort.

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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Big castle but rather empty, some of the rooms have few chairs on display. Sadly the armory was closed during our visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you have couple hours to spare, or just want to take some panoramic pictures, Wawel Castle is OK place to visit, but don't expect anything spectacular, in my opinion it's highly overrated. Yes, there is some royal rooms to visit, but if you expect to see luxury and tons of gold, you will be disappointed. But, we didn't pay... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a place so many things to see make sure you give your self plenty of time because they so much to see and do it a amazing place with great views

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Stockport in Cheshire UK
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing place full of history.You need a guide or a guide book to enjoy it fully.Has to be seen with the cathedral.Queen Jadwiga captures the imagination.... What a progressive queen.

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england
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is well worth a visit, we walked here from the Main Square it took approx 20 minutes, you can go into the castle free of charge but if you want to visit the bell towere and the royal tombs then you buy a ticket at a cost of 12 zlotty (£2), You go inside and follow the arrows which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Hugely imposing, especially from street level, where it seems to tower hundreds of feet above you. The views over the city are terrific, especially at sunset. The courtyard (if you can call it that, it's more like grounds) has lots of grassy areas and the foundations of older buildings. It's shared with the cathedral. It's a great way of spending... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wonderful panoramic view's from the Castle and quite a few exihibitions to take in, however you need to choose which one's to view as they are all individually priced and timed. Visited the Crown Treasury and Armoury and the Lost Wawel which were both interesting, be aware that you are not allowed to take photographs.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

From the fire-breathing dragon to the statues around the grounds, the Castle stands tall above the surrounding countryside. The impressive structure standing high above the river offers great views over the city. Interesting architecture indicates a struggle for supremacy.

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