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Address: ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 51 55
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers...

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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The Pearl of Poland

It is a must! I always visit this place every time I am in Cracow. It conquered my love to history and I go there with my full admiration. Always worth seeing, always elegant... read more

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Bialystok, Poland
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Bialystok, Poland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is a must! I always visit this place every time I am in Cracow. It conquered my love to history and I go there with my full admiration. Always worth seeing, always elegant, always for me.

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Northwich, UK
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of building work going on at the Castle, you cannot get a decent photo from outside because of the scaffold and screens for the work. We arrived to find that most of the castle exhibits are closed on a Monday and there was hardly anything open to see. Best thing was a wonderful cup of coffee in the café... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Main attraction of Krakau and worse seeing it. You Can enter the area for Free and Walk around. We had a coffee in the Sun and went into the Cathedral.

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is beautiful, and stately, not as bold and brash as others we have visited. The tour of the state rooms was fantastic, as is the recorded information that you can hire, actually without it it's just old stuff and you would miss the finer details

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only had the time to visit the grounds. There was a long line at the ticketing office. The line going into the castle is even longer. I did not like the way these tickets were sold... a separate charge for each attraction in this complex. This can add up to a expensive visit. This is the main attraction in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't see much in the castle as it was a Monday & we found out not much happens on a Monday, most of the exhibits were closed. Walked up to the castle only to find this out, perhaps they should let people know before the long climb, so we had something to eat, had a look at the river &... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a wander and elevated view of the river. The history of the renovations still ongoing is interesting. The cathedral is spectacular we didn't visit any of the paying sections (tiring by this time!). Definite see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Calming down in very spiritual place refuel your soul ,very nice cathedral to visit and walk inside , see people praying very comfortable to your heart,

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is lots here and to see it all you will need about 6+ hours. We only saw the castle treasury, state rooms and Royal apartments (of the three the state rooms and treasury were the best). We saw the cathedral as well, there is a lot to see in that alone, if you climb the bell tower be prepared... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend who has lived in Krakow took us here and knew a lot about the castle, but I think it would be worth taking an official tour. It is huge, beautiful and has been added onto by every invading (of which there were many) force, it seems.

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