Dragon's Den
Dragon's Den
3.5
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This is a legendary cave in the western slope of Wawel Hill. The oldest version of a legend about the dragon of Wawel, related to the mythic beginning of Krakow, comes from the turn of the 13th century.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Denisa Moricová
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic26 contributions
Aug 2021
A small cave below the city, the photos here make it look a lot bigger than it is. It's also just that - one small cave and you get there through a very narrow and small spiral staircase that goes on for way too long and is very claustrophobic. It was also incredibly overcrowded with someone being always a step before and behind you. Not really worth the 7 zl it costs now that they marked up the prices. I expected more.
Written August 13, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,052 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a small karst cave below the Castle. I wanted to get down to the river after viewing the castle museums so I figured I may as well get a ticket for the Dragon's Den. There really isn't anything to see in the cave. Unless you are using it to get to the river I don't think I could recommend it for anything else.

I think about 98% of my ratings are 4 or 5 stars. This is maybe the 2nd or 3rd 2 star rating I have given. I have never given a 1 star rating. The stairs are walkable and the cave is safe. There just isn't anything else at the "Dragon's Den" other than those two things.
Written August 12, 2021
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Julia B
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Have been here several times in the past, went again with some friends who'd never been.
Down more steps than I remember and wander through the caves, then back out to the River Bank & SMOK breathing fire.
It used to be about 80 or 90 pence to visit but has now gone up dramatically . . . . as has everything!
Worth it if you've never been before, it only takes 10 or 15 minutes and it's something different.
Written September 27, 2023
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walkerdan123
County Durham, UK57 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Unless you have kids, save your money. Walking down the narrow steps takes longer than it does to walk through the cave. What they fail to tell you at the top is that there’s no way back up to the castle once you descend, so if you hadn’t finished looking at the castle above ground you’ve got to walk all the way back up again!!!! Absolute waste of time
Written September 25, 2022
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Hayley
9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Only costs 9 plan to enter but was really expecting more from the experience. It’s literally a walk through a low ceiling cellar made of rocks. It’s called the dragon lair but there’s no theming or tales of the myth of the dragon or anything.
At the end I thought at least I get to see the dragon statue blow fire (supposed to do it every 5 mins) after waiting 10 mins one of the workers told me it had been broken for a while which was not advertised.
Written August 9, 2023
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Leah 💜
Halifax, West Yorks223 contributions
This is up by the castle, you buy a ticket for it just before you go in, it works out about 30p!

When you go in, you go down the spiral staircase and down into the cave it only lasts about 10 mins but its well worth going in for the cost of 30p! Kids will love it, its a series of stone caves and when you come out at the other end there is the big copper dragon that forms the myth and it spits out fire!

Plenty of little stalls when you come out the other end too. It was great!
Written October 12, 2010
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Daria G
Beirut, Lebanon43 contributions
Jun 2017
It was a lot of stairs that takes you down in a spiral way ... I felt I bit dizzy. The cave is just a cave... But the statue of a dragon outside is nice ... So you can come from the outside and see the statue without going down to the cave :)
Written June 12, 2017
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JeffCarter
Fairfax, VA975 contributions
Nov 2016
I so wanted to see this, but we could not. I only write the review to tell readers that according the the sign we saw - the cave is closed from Nov 01 to March 31. I didnt find this info online so was disappointed when we arrived on Nov 06. The dragon statue outside at the river level is still awesome, and has fire breathing periodically and is worth a stop for dragon lovers.
Written November 8, 2016
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ehzoyzdcr
London, UK268 contributions
Sep 2011
You pay some money, go down a lot of steps of a spiral staircase, come out into some dark caves at the bottom and then outside onto the river path. We thought the dragon statue would be inside the cave but it's outside so accessible without going into the caves.

The best bit about it was being offered a river boat trip when we emerged!

Also, it's one way so best done as your exit from the castle complex.
Written September 2, 2011
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nancyinlyman
Lyman, ME6 contributions
Jul 2019
This very quick walk down stairs and out of the castle in a secret passageway was interesting but not exciting. The highlight is watching the dragon sculpture outside blow a flame from it's mouth every couple of minutes, to the delight of the crowds wh gather to watch. That can be viewed from the sidewalk without paying any money. The entrance fee was nominal and going through the Dragon's Den added to the charm of seeing the magnificent Wawel Castle.
Written November 17, 2019
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