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“Interesting!” 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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Ranked #12 of 119 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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.
Galway, Ireland
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“Interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Lovely place for a walk with lots to see. unfortunately the state rooms were closed the day we went. Great buildings. Great collection in the armoury.The security guards certainly do there jobs here, they watched everyone to the point it felt uncomfortable, maybe they've had problems there, I don't know!

Visited January 2013
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Soenderborg, Denmark
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“Nice but closed or low on tickets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We went there and the tickets were sold out in a Saturday around 11 o'clock. We could only get a tour for the Cathedral and for some reason we missed one of the milestones. We either were not paying enough attention or the place is marked bad. We liked the architecture and what the place could offer but it wasn't enough if we couldn't visit more of it.

Visited January 2013
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“Wawel Royal Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very impressive building. Certain areas are free to walk around, however, you need to buy tickets to enter many of the castle parts.
Only had time to visit the state rooms.
It was cold in the snow, but I should imagine it to be a great place to visit in the summer, great views over the river.

Visited January 2013
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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“Must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Most of the castle and church is free to walk around but even the tickets for restricted places where very cheap indeed! Well worth the visit for the views, the history and if you are religious its a must. We went in the winter but you could tell in summer that the cafe would be a lovely place for a bite to eat and drink whilst visiting.

Visited January 2013
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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“A castle with a differance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

the castle is beautiful but not how i imagined it to be. Inside the castle walls are buildings. offices etc. we did this trip on our own but feel we would have been better with a tour guide to tell us the history.

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