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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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Lovely views from the terraces

I cannot give a full review of this castle as we never got to go inside due to the early closing tome 2-30pm but you can look around the outside and the views are great. The Katyn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Chalexuk
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I cannot give a full review of this castle as we never got to go inside due to the early closing tome 2-30pm but you can look around the outside and the views are great. The Katyn monument is near the entrance

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went into the Royal Apartments and the State Rooms which cost 16 zl and 9 zl respectively for student tickets and i was quite disappointed. The Royal Apartments require a tour guide included in the admission price. In my opinion there just wasn't a lot to see there. Most of the tour consisted of talking about who painted which... More 

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Exhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The buildings are really beautiful and well looked after , we went round the state rooms and the armoury and state treasury, each area cost 19 zloty quite reasonable. They have a nice outside coffee/ food bar if the weather is good

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

this is an amazing set of buildings when i was there the sun was shinning which just made it even better well worth a visit

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Cononbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The castle really stands out on the hill as you enter Kraków it's a beautiful building with fabulous views overlooking the river we walked around the grounds for ages as we he'd beautiful sunny weather worth a look.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

WOW! You can wander around the palace grounds and all external parts free of charge including walking through the central courtyard of the palace. It is beautiful, not crowded, and a pleasure to walk around. The palace is so refined and subtly painted - what a joy. Entry to the actual palace is cheap and interesting but for me, the... More 

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Kolobrzeg, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I want to start my review by saying that no photography is allowed inside the castle. At all. As soon as I was told to put my camera away, any excitement that I had about visiting the castle just disappeared, and that's how it stayed. In all, I was unable to enjoy myself, because the entire time I was disappointed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Wawel Castle is a beautiful piece of architecture towering over the old town. It is worth going to have a walk around even if you don't visit any exhibitions. You must purchase tickets separately for each exhibition. In itself this system is fine except the infuriating reality is that once your are over the other side of the castle... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We paid to see the Royal apartments and we were not disappointed. The castle was not very busy when we were there as it was early in the season. The only gripe we has was the signage was not great. The grounds are spread out and we felt people were at a loss as to which direction to go. The... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic castle with stunning views from it. Formerly owned by the Polish Royal family. Only a short ten minute walk from the main square. Spectacular during the day or lit up at night. Must see if you visit Krakow.

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