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Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Ranked #19 of 144 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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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Out of the Wawel church and out of the court, please do not let out the royal apartments, the private apartments, treasury and the armory.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Spend your time at the wall overlooking the city. Or more time in the city. This castle wasn't all that great.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We covered the Castle in our review of the Wawel Cathedral. A visit here is, in our view, mandatory. To enhance the experience, do a little homework--or have a guide-- before you go to the castle. You will not be disappointed by the castleand its environs.

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Middlesex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Over 600 years old unfortunately a lot of the building was destroyed by fire years ago but has been restored sympathetically. We visited the State Rooms, Armoury & Private rooms there are others but they took around 3 hours to complete. At weekends go early as admission tickets are limited.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Allow a full day to see everything in the Castle and the Cathedral. you need to choose what you want to pay for before you go in. As Poland is generally cheap and not knowing what was in each part properly we paid for everything. We found it all good. The dragon's lair, a walk through a cave, was the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We only went in the Dragon dungeon as it was really busy and the queue was long for every thing eles.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went there twice in my two week stay in Krakow. Once just for a walk on the hill as it was late in the evening and another time was a full tour of the caste. You will be greeted with a long queue if you are planning to visit this place. There is also a beautiful view of river Wisla... More

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't have time to see the whole place. It would take at least 3 hours. Well work getting the audio guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you want to see all exhibitions you can expend here all day. I choose to see a couple of exhibitions around the tower and battlements and the archeological reminds of the 10th century castle and both exhibitions were fairly price and were interesting . The whole Wawen hill where the castle is is impressive but the only thing that... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Royal Castle itself, is simply wonderful, and the grounds of the complex, like a fairy tale. Who wouldn't want to live here? Rooms that have been completely refurbished and are gorgeous! Plan to spend 3-4 hours, seeing the Castle and the Cathedral. Tickets for the Castle, Cathedral and wall defense must be purchased at separate locations.

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