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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
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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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Must see part of your visit to Krakow

Delightful but recommend you pay the small fee to go into the Cathedral to see the tombs of past kings and queens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here just to a full a morning before we flew home, we had seen the other reviews and we were expecting a pretty spectacular place!! We didn't find it!! Firstly although we expected it from other reviews it is a hassle trying to figure out which place sells the tickets for each part. We visited the cathedral first... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delightful but recommend you pay the small fee to go into the Cathedral to see the tombs of past kings and queens.

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Thank Donald2002
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Exellent place very stunning and a must see! It's simply breathtaking......defo worth the visit great history behind the walls

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the castle but did not buy the pass to go in the chambers. You can walk around the grounds and beautiful church for free. The castle is lovely but not sure I would visit again as there are so many other beautiful places to see in this area. But worth a visit.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst you are at the Wawel Cathedral you can check out the Royal Castle - it doesn't cost anything if you do a walking tour on your own but you can also pay to have a guide in any language.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not to be missed, so beautiful. In the summer they have artists outside offering water colors for purchase very reasonably priced. I bought one and it is now proudly displayed in my home. Krakow is filed with beautiful sites, fantastic pottery and amber, and very friendly people!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the walk up to the castle, we didn't bother with any of the exhibitions, it's enough to see the beautiful buildings and the view of the river.

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Thank Jezerbel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It used to be the residence of many Polish kings. Located on Wawel hill, Wawel castle is beautiful and unique. I loved the gothic decor, design and architecture. The grounds looked so beautiful even in minus something weather. It was definitely worth the walk. My favorite place was the 16th century inner courtyard - just seemed as if from a... More 

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to walk around in such an old building. The cathedral is impressive - very ornate - although seems like no room for mass (but they have it there at multiple times on Sundays). We did not have a guide so that may be a more informative way to go but we enjoyed just soaking up the history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle just didn't have the historic feel I was expecting. I felt that somebody had been to an antiques shop and just plonked vases etc in the rooms.Nothing special.

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