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Address: Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 51 55
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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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Walking up the hill, through the fortifications gate and exploring Wawel is a must. Spring time gave us nice weather and blooming cherry tree in front of cathedral. Nice way how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Walking up the hill, through the fortifications gate and exploring Wawel is a must. Spring time gave us nice weather and blooming cherry tree in front of cathedral. Nice way how to spend an afternoon in Krakow.

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Perched above Kraków is the gothic Wawel royal castle, historically the residence of the Polish kings but is currently functioning as one of Poland's most important enclaves for art and art restoration. It's surrounded by ramparts, gardens, churches and the famous Smocza Jama (dragon's den) after a mythical beast that supposedly lived there. A firebreathing dragon now stands in front... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This gives us a glimse of what happend in Poland and this part of Europé during many centuries. You will appreciate it most if you read about it or have a great guide who tells you the story. For my next visit I'll book a tour inside.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I totally under estimated the length of time we would be there. There is a lot more to see than would first appear. That said we found a guide outside who gave us a private tour. He was very knowledgeable and told us many things I doubt we would have found out for ourselves so I would recommend that you... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Royal castle is lovely, it is a full day if you do royal rooms and all others, the cathedral is breathtaking and in places, the bell tower has a lot of steps to reach the top and the area is narrow! . the royal apartments are good with a guide, however mainly art in them now doesn't give a true... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have taken the general castle excursion and after the private rooms of king's family excursion. It was a very good combination to find out all about Polish state history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained castle that is so much bigger inside than it appears. A great day out here and an easy walk from the main square through lovely shops and cafes. Entry is free, so you can walk around inside but entry to specific attractions incur a charge, but you don't have to go yo these to enjoy the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great day spent looking around the castle. If you are short of time just do the Cathedral not state rooms and royal apartments. Also the other exhibition of John Paul 2 was very good?

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Castle was worth taking a look at. Went in Feb, so there was snow everywhere. Has a great view looking over the river and the "dragon" statue. A good site to see in Krakow.

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Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One should definitely visit this gorgeous piece of architecture with a superior landscape view. Located right next to the old city, it's easy to find.

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Additional Information about Wawel Royal Castle

Address: Address: Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 51 55
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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