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  • Vegas-Queen666
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK336 contributions
    All the food and shopping you would ever need, all within an easy to walk square. Make sure to explore the back streets and underground establishments.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Lakey1
    CA3 contributions
    Big Tom or Tom Calen gave us so fun, facts n history. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. Thank you for giving us such great memories. You r a wonderful guide.
    Written September 14, 2022
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  • Andy L
    Dingwall, UK199 contributions
    Not on our agenda but decided to visit and even I have little religious beliefs I have to say the outside of the building does little to promote what the interior has to offer. My wife was awestruck and speechless which doesn't happen often. Really worth a visit
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK612,391 contributions
    Stare Miasto is Krakow Old Town ,it's unavoidable if you're planning a trip to Krakow but then again why would you want to avoid this part of the city.
    Stare Miasto is stunning ,the architecture is amazing ,Wawel Royal Castle is magnificent ,the Old Town Square ( Rynek ) is amazing dominated by St Mary's Basilica,one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture you're likely to view ,The Sukiennice is a fabulous looking building,a proper Renaissance era market hall ,everywhere you look are great looking buildings and the amount of cafés,pubs,bars and restaurants in the Old Town is mind boggling,it's a must go destination on any trip to Krakow you take.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Vegas-Queen666
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK336 contributions
    We only did the free outside tour, the castle is very pretty. We paid to go down the spiral staircase to the caves, which came out at the Dragon. Loved it!
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Jenna D
    Portadown, UK15 contributions
    We had done lost souls alley about 5 years ago and plucked up the courage to do it again a few weeks ago, absolutely loved it again, we chose the green version and dread to think what the scarier ones were like!

    There was a bit that was very claustrophobic and after quite some screaming and pleading they released us.

    Not for the faint hearted but they express this multiple times in their website.

    The only injures we received were self inflicted (running into each other/walls) 😆

    Do it! You won't regret it!
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Marco_Polo499
    Milan, Italy271 contributions
    The Krakow Cathedral is located on the Wawel hill, within the immense walled area of the Castle. Access to this area is free, but access to the Cathedral and to the Castle is on payment.

    The Cathedral is the church where all the kings of Poland were crowned from 1320 until 1795, when Poland ceased to be a kingdom. After their death, they were all buried in this church, which is now considered as the most sacred memorial of Poland.

    The visit is carried out following a designated route that touches all the points of interest in the church. In principle it is forbidden to take photographs, but it seems that this prohibition is not enforced. The visit requires about one hour and allows the visitor to get a very interesting insight into the history of Poland, since synthetic information is posted near each sepulchre about the life and the deeds of the king (or queen) lying there; the visit is also a source of emotions, considering that part of that history was written in this place and that the men who wrote it now rest in front of the visitor.

    The visiting route starts in the immense choir, which surprisingly monopolizes the entire nave and also incorporates the high altar, leaving to the use of the faithful only the side aisles. This peculiar arrangement shows that the church was to be a place for the carrying out of rites and ceremonies reserved for the clergy and the court, for which the presence of the faithful was irrelevant, if not superfluous: in other words, it was a church for the elite. In the choir are to be admired the carved wood panels that ornate the stalls, as well as the high altar.

    After the choir, the visiting route goes to the bell-tower, where it is possible to see the ancient bell called Sigismund – after king Sigismund the 1st who commissioned it in 1520. The bell weighs 12.7 tons and is regarded as one of the national symbols of Poland. The ascent to the bell tower requires you to climb a steep staircase.

    After the bell-tower, the visiting route follows the side aisles of the church and passes behind the main altar, places where there are the tombs of the most ancient kings and queens. Many of these tombs are adorned with splendid funeral monuments sculpted in marble. A brief summary of the life and deeds of the king (queen) lying there is posted near the various monuments, both in Polish and English. Particularly remarkable are the two chapels located at both sides of the main entrance of the church, for their architecture and for the monuments they contain; they are reached near the end of the visiting route.

    After visiting the church, you descend into the crypt, where the sepulchres of the less ancient kings are located, together with those of other members of their families and those of a few men who played an important role in the history of Poland (eg. the national hero Kościuszko). The sepulchres in the crypt are not embellished by monuments.

    After the church it is possible to visit the Diocesan Museum, located just in front of the Cathedral. It is a minuscule museum of four rooms, which exhibits rich liturgical vestments and objects used in religious functions. One of the four rooms is fully dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II (Karol Woytiła), who was Archbishop of Krakow for 14 years and is greatly beloved in Poland. Taking photos is not allowed. I found this museum of modest interest; moreover it is not accessible to people with disabilities, due to the presence of a long and steep access staircase.

    The Cathedral can be reached on foot, climbing a slightly uphill road about 500 meters long; it is an easy walk, but it can be uncomfortable when the weather is inclement or on a hot summer day. The Cathedral is open from 9:00 to 16:00 (winter schedule) or to 17:00 (summer schedule), except on Sunday and other public holidays, when it opens at 12:30. Admission is 22 Zloty (about 5 €), with reduction to 15 Zloty for seniors: the ticket office is near the entrance of the Cathedral. A relaxed visit can take one hour.
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • Olga B
    Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine112 contributions
    That was an exellent interactive museum experience. The staff was friendly enough to show you the right direction, as there was quite an amount to see, to touch, to try, from the ancient times till the modern. You can not only watch a lot and read a lot about the history, but also you can measure your hight and weight in the medieval units, that was fun.
    Please note that the tickets office is located on the opposite side of the buildings block and is closed earlier that the museum itself. We failed to get in for the first day, and succeed from the second try.
    Written July 11, 2022
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  • mcgiver
    Krakow, Poland5 contributions
    Memories back in this place. Nice prices, good place to visit near Wawel castle .
    I can recommend for all who likes old school games.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • patjaniak
    Warsaw, Poland163 contributions
    It is one of the greates aviation museum in Poland, with really great exhibition collection. There are one main hangar with lots stuff (planes, helicopters), also smaller hangar for First World War exhibitions (really climatic), and big fields with bigger plane like "migs avenue"
    It better to go in sunny day - becasue lots of planes are just standing on the field.
    Only to some plane you can go inside (it was 3 or 4 as during my visit)
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • Gary Eglin
    Consett, UK6 contributions
    My wife and I visited the museum recently. What an experience. Very sad and emotional but so pleased we visited. Approximately £5 entry fee but definitely worth it.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • Borys
    1 contribution
    The illusions were nice and the guides were helpful and nice. It was kinda small but they utilized the space excellently
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Sandy O
    Sauk City, WI1,091 contributions
    While standing here you realize that the building at the end was the actual guard shack. Heroes Square was the largest open spot in the Ghetto. People could come here to escape the overcrowded tenaments. This is also the place where deportation took place. The chairs were put here in 2005 to represent the 68000 people who were deported from here.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • OMCZ
    123 contributions
    Took the English speaking tour today. We got a very warm welcome in the ticket area and it is a nice place for a coffee before the tour starts. We learned a lot. The guide gave a very informative and interesting tour. She was kind and mindful to help the more elderly members of the group. The glass is beautiful.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, NE1,441 contributions
    Cloth Hall is beautiful on the outside, and it's fun to go inside as well, although it's been turned into a shopping market with souvenir and jewelry stalls. We saw wedding pictures being taken there because the light is so beautiful in the evening.
    Written July 3, 2022
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