Monument of the Wawel Dragon

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Monument of the Wawel Dragon

Monument of the Wawel Dragon
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK232 contributions
Wait for the flames
Dec 2021 • Family
Just under Wawel Royal Castle by the river we came across this statue. We'd already read the story of Smok the Dragon then was surprised by the flames that come about every 5 minutes - we stopped because we saw people holding up phones ready for 'something' aimed at the statue then saw the flames. There is a sort of lair looking area behind but it was gated and locked. We found it a little fun stop off.
Written December 6, 2021
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sarahj6516
Oxford, UK91 contributions
Fun visit
Dec 2021 • Friends
So we wandered round the castle and came across Smaug he is fab the flames etc a fun story snd statue worth a visit to see him
Written December 3, 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,713 contributions
Worth a quick look
Sep 2021
This is a great bit of fun on the banks of the Vistula, next to Wawel Castle. The flames are about every five minutes and it usually has people crowded around it. Certainly a nice little distraction to visit.
Written September 22, 2021
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Denisa Moricová
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic24 contributions
Nice monument, too many people
Aug 2021
A nice monument, didn't see it make fire because of how overcrowded this area was. There are about 7 children climbing on this monument at all times it seems. I was really looking forward to this because I love slavic folklore but the people kind of ruined it for me. I would still recommend seeing this though.
Written August 13, 2021
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Monika
Warsaw, Poland84 contributions
must see in Cracow!
Jul 2021
Absolutely must see in Cracow! Every few minutes it make a fire! It's free and very crawded. Love it.
Written August 1, 2021
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Karolina G
Southampton, UK14 contributions
Great!!
Feb 2021 • Couples
It’s worth considering finding out about the folklore legends before you come to see the castle and the dragon, it makes it much more interesting! Biggest attraction is definitely the fiery breath
Written February 25, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,811 contributions
Dragon symbolizing evil
Oct 2020
Since medieval times fairytales have been part of Polish folkore. The dragon who used to live in a cave under Wawel hill instilled fear on virgins and children. He was eventually killed by the ruler to underscore the goodness of the latter. There are many different versions of the story. The theme of Good versus Evil later on took a Catholic form: evil was symbolized by the devil. Remarkable that the dragon monument was erected during communist rule in 1972. Perhaps to divert attention?
Written January 28, 2021
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,302 contributions
Very interesting legend of this dragon
Jun 2020 • Couples
Standing on the Vistula riverbank in the shade of Wawel Castle is a rather ugly likeness of the Wawel Dragon (Smok Wawelski). According to local legend - once reposed in the large cave behind him when not out and about in town scarfing up virgins and sheep. Finally vanquished when he was tricked into eating a bag of sulphur.
Written June 12, 2020
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,446 contributions
Loved the fire!
Jul 2019
We spotted this from a boat trip along the river and then walked up to see it.

Loved the fire- such a clever idea- and it is in a dramatic location too.
Written May 2, 2020
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scorpionsa
Adelaide, Australia192 contributions
I'm led to believe the dragon breathes fire at various intervals
Feb 2020
This statue was pointed out to me on a walking tour I was doing. It's located on the river just below Wawel Castle. Apparently at various points it randomly breathes fire - but as far as I could tell it appeared to be broken in Feb 2020. If it breathed fire it would probably be more exciting, but as a statue it's not really that impressive.
Written April 10, 2020
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