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Address: ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 51 55
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Today
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Private Tour: Royal Krakow Walking Tour including Visit to Wawel Castle

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A full morning or afternoon

There is lots to see here. Many of the locations require access by ticket. If you leave it to the afternoon the places may be gone. It is interesting an well laid out. Phone pics... read more

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is lots to see here. Many of the locations require access by ticket. If you leave it to the afternoon the places may be gone. It is interesting an well laid out. Phone pics below.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Raced back from a day trip and reached the castle by 3:40. Plenty of time to catch a couple of the exhibits before it closed at 5 - or at least take a look in the magnificent cathedral. But no... Despite all the literature stating that the castle closed at 5, the ticket booth for anything inside the castle gates... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get there early. I did when it opened and it was just right and not too busy. Was confusing as to which bits you needed a ticket for and where you got them. Fir instance the castle and cathedral were different prices and tickets. Check beforehand. All the parts of the castle were worth a tour. Leave backpacks at your... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Krakova is a marvelous city and I was expecting more of the castle. It is a bit sterile. The visit took about 20 minutes. It is a must see site, but I don't really think it deserves must see. The historical aspect of the site is worth the trip. Or if you want to tick it off your "I've been... More 

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Thank rob2269
Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely morning at the castle - no longer needed. We walked from the Main Market Square and it took around 10 minutes. Very easy to get to, just follow the signs. You can walk around the grounds free of charge but you must pay to enter the treasury, Cathedral, Bell Tower ect. You do not need a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle. We visited the Treasury, State Rooms and the Cathedral and enjoyed every part of it. Going earlier in the day might be useful because there's a limited number of tickets. By the time we arrived around 11:15, the Oriental Art exhibit was almost sold out. (You pay per exhibit, so decide which you want to visit first.) We... More 

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Stonehaven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Several displays. Armoury is worth a visit as is the cathedral. Views over the river. All within the old city. Cannot miss when visiting Cracow

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gave just 4 stars ,only because we did the armoury room and state rooms so couldn't comment on the other areas . But saying that ,what we saw was very well presented and informative .veryreasonable price also

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a neat place to see. It was cold and rainy so I didn't stay as long as I wanted but the cathedral is cool and it has a nice view of the city.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of Krakow's most famous landmarks. It looks really impressive from the outside and it's equally as impressive when you get inside. The only criticisms I have are the way the attraction is managed. Firstly, the ticket office is really badly signposted and secondly I I had the misfortune of meeting several staff that were unpleasant and rude.... More 

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