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Wawel Royal Castle

ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Surprisingly huge and elegant building complex. It completely reflects historcal time and the greatness of the Polish kingdom.Onyl disturbing point is to find the famous Leonardo painting. It is well hidden. Not easy to find the ticket office only for this piece.

Thank Budapest2014
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We took in the Castle and Cathedral complex as part of our city tour. Really felt that it deserved a day trip of its own to do justice. One of the reasons we intend to come back next year.

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Visited the Royal Castle, very beautiful, got to see all over the castle. It was raining but most of the tour indoors so was not really a problem. I think the worst part was lining up for the tickets, you need tickets for each part...More

Thank Stonegate209
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We asked for directions from our hotel and walked for over am hour only to discover it is very near the Main Square!!! However, worth the walk. There were guides for most parts of the Castle and it is a must to visit before you...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Im specially connected with this place as i remember Krakow as my home. It was lovely to go back and relive the history of this place. Also beautiful view on Wisla river.

Thank Kamila S
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were advised to get there by or before 10am and it proved to be excellent advice. As even at 10am the queue was 25 mins and then the tickets were for timed slots which were in the afternoon at 1pm so we went and...More

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow! A stunning piece of architecture made phenomenal by the weather, boat tours and the dragon caves. We were exceptionally lucky to be there during a medieval festival along the banks of the river. We can't wait to go back!

Thank LoopyLou79
Reviewed July 25, 2016

By the river side you have the handprints of celebrities on the pathway. Proud to see the Indian Bollywood legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan's hand imprint here

Thank Simran V
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A lot of exposition including Davinci painting. Also check the Dragon Den to quickly exit from Wawel to Vistula skórę area.

Thank andrew a
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle and the grounds are quite stunning. It looks nice from the roadside but really beautiful inside. Well worth a visit

Thank STMB08
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from annemn245 | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, yes, the walk up to the main entrance is basically a ramp. Admission to the grounds is completely free and there is a restaurant & coffee shop as well as a gift shop which are easily accessible. The... More
June 29, 2017|
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Response from johntSE27 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the cost but the tickets are all separate. We did the cathedral including audio guide (which is interesting) but when we tried to get ticket to castle the days allocation was sold out (it was raining... More
April 16, 2017|
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Response from albertoaquinok | Reviewed this property |
Hello! During our visit, we get the ticket that day. It opens at around 9 am. Got the ticket for the audio in a separate area. If you are going up the tower there is a fee also. If you're in a big group I don't know if you... More