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“excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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$18*
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Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour
Ranked #13 of 247 things to do in Krakow
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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 independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

the royal castle has a fine array of paintings. we went on the guided tour. Please note that there are differnt tours of the castle attractions and each one costs. Just wished that there was one priced ticked which covered all tours rather than pay seperate for different ones

Visited March 2011
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“historic sight but unwelcoming staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The Wawel is a must for any Krakow visitor but unless you allow half a day, visiting is being made difficult. Gaining your entrance ticket at 15.00 is regarded as too late and we had to be quite firm to be allowed to buy tickets at all to (only one) part of the castle, since we had also expressed a wish to see the Cathedral. Explanatory panels are practically non-existant, and the staff in the castle were not welcoming.

Visited October 2011
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“Lovely Buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The buildings are beautiful outside and the various museums, Royal Apartments and the Cathedral are well worth a visit and entrance is very reasonable.

Visited October 2011
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The holy grail of Polish history, well almost! Certainly interesting to see how the Kings lived. I found the tapestries quite amazing, detailing life as it was in the past.

Visited September 2011
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Denton, Texas
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“A nice bit of history of Krakow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I found the Wawel Castle to be a definite stop while in Krakow, make sure to take at least half a day to see everything the castle has to offer. It is a little bit pricey, but worth the expense.

Visited June 2011
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