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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
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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Nice touristic place

If you visist Krakaw, this is probably a "must go". The castle is nice, has a great view and is of historic interest. Certainly worth a visit. Too bad you cannot make pictures in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Foz do Iguacu, PR

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you visist Krakaw, this is probably a "must go". The castle is nice, has a great view and is of historic interest. Certainly worth a visit. Too bad you cannot make pictures in the Cathedral.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place to visit if you are in Krakow. Visit the downtown square as well. Take lunch or dinner and people watch.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice buildings, on the hill overlooking the city. However, getting tickets is non-intuitive. There is one single window at the gate where separate tickets for each attraction need to be purchased. When receiving the tickets (after 40min waiting), you're told that they are for a particular time (e.g. in an hour, two hours). And once you reach the top... More 

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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely must see. It has many buildings and you must take your time for it to visit them all. Please show up early as tickets sell out quickly. Check out their website to figure it out because many people don't understand how it works with so many entrance tickets. This cause long queues. Probably get tickets in advance from the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to go into a Dragon's castle. Well we didn't have much time to make a tour in the castle but we walked everywhere on the hill in the early morning. The place is very beautiful and full of history. The garden well maintained, the Cathedral and the view are a must see. It's worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This castle is stunning We didn't stay long as we walked quite a long way and it was 38 degrees It's beautiful to look at with great views of the river Worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just a short walk from the town center, the castle is right on the hill. You need the whole day for visiting it taking your time since there are many highlights. Unlucky, at 13 pm all tickets for royal and state apartments were sold out so I spent the afternoon visiting the cathedral and looking around. The highlight is however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A good experience and well worth a visit. You need to get there early to book a timed ticket for later in the day with no online advanced booking available. It helps to know which parts you would like to see in advance of arriving as each area is ticketed separately.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Easy access to the site and well signposted around the whole place. Very interesting to see Eastern Euroopean history as it developed through the ages. The armoury is full of hand weapons that only a sick minded person could invent!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wawel Castle is beautiful and has a compelling history that you can literally see reflected in the Architecture. The different periods are reflected in the structure and it was so interesting to learn all about it. The guided tours were excellent and very informative without being long winded and boring. The castle is obviously the largest landmark in Krakow and... More 

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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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