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“Wawel Royal Castle- Zamek Krolewski- Krakow, Poland” 5 of 5 stars
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Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001 , Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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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.
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“Wawel Royal Castle- Zamek Krolewski- Krakow, Poland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This castle was awesome! We ran into it by chance and decided to go. We were a little short on time so did not get to explore the whole castle. There is so much to do here. The grounds of the castle are really big so you can even just walk around and admire the beauty of it. There is also a cave at this castle, which we went into. It was so cool! The tickets were pretty cheap just for the cave part. There were tickets also for the museums and other attractions, but we did not have time.

I would go back to this castle if/when I go back to Krakow!

Visited August 2011
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“great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

A fascinating place to visit especially on one of the free Walking tours of Krakow.

Visited July 2012
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“Recommended but not exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It is a large, well reconstructed castle but has little of the original treasures and furniture as they were either stolen or destroyed by the Nazis, Russians or other pillaging Krakow. We did see Da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" that is on temporary display.

Visited May 2012
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“for those that love culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The city is spotless and the castle does not fail to dissapoint following the same cleaness of the rest of the city.

Visited July 2012
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“Leonardo Da Vinci's painting Lady with an Ermine was a big bonus to behold.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This was the highlight.The castle had a number of old Masters 7 nice furniture.

Visited July 2012
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