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“See lifes of kings from inside.” 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 #17 of 147 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.
Kiev, Ukraine
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“See lifes of kings from inside.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

In November it is free of charge to visit all the places in palace - don't miss this opportunity. Together with audio guide it is interesting to enter into history of the castle, with some part of it built by Nazi during Second World War. very modern castle with lots of ancient items inside, especially in the armory. pay attention to look thougnt quikly you will need around 3 hours, precisely - all the day.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful Castle.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The view of the river from outside the castle is breath taking, especially on the beautiful day we were lucky enough to be there. The fire breathing dragon is not to be missed. The castle itself and grounds are very well kept and strolling around was very relaxing.

Visited October 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“The Da Vinci painting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited Wawel on a gloriously sunny day and were charmed by its beauty. We visited were the Da Vinci painting of The Lady With The Ermine and were not disappointed. It is stunning and a highlight of our trip. We also had a tour of the private apartments by a most charming guide who brought it to life for us.
The open air café provided us with very good coffee and cake so we were altogether charmed with the place.

Visited October 2013
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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“Historic.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Visited Wawel Castle in October. Very historic, many good views over the Vistula river. Excellent for photographers,very steep in parts. There is a cafe on site and small present shops selling cups, cards. Some parts you have to pay to enter, the fee is small. The castle is just on the fringe of the centre, off the main square, Rynek Glowny.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Nice castle but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

On a recent visit to Krakow we visited the Wawel Royal Castle, can't say we were overly struck by it. It's a nice enough castle but not as impressive as some we have been to, the castles at Budapest and Prague are far far more impressive. We took a guided tour and yes there were the usual old things to look at, armour painting tapestry's but nothing really jumped out at you and made you go wow, the exhibitions are nicely laid out and worth a visit. All in all worth a visit but the castle isn't what it's made out to be, at the end of the day this is my view and other people might think it deserves better.

Visited February 2013
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