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“Great castle, well preserved”
Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
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Krakow - Wawel Castle Guided Tour
Ranked #13 of 280 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bergen, Norway
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“Great castle, well preserved”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We went in arch 2013 at a Sunday when most exhibitions are free - just remember to get ticket at the ticket office first, since only a number of visitors are allowed for some of the attractions. The dragons dungeon was closed (only open during the summer season), but we did get to see the Da Vinci painting, which is not to be missed.

Visited March 2013
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Warszawa, Polska
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“Great Castle in Poland”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Castle is nicely situated on the banks of Vistula. There is a lot to see both in the courtyard, interiors and walking around the Castle walls. It's worth reading about the history prior to be able to admire some of the reconstruction work, details of medieval architecture. A few hours is a minimum.

Visited May 2012
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Sawbridgeworth
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“A look into middle ages E. Europe”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to spend hours. All of the exhibits are just fantastic. In the UK, we learn about UK history but there was a sort of parallel universe of history, especially in the 17th century which we were not exposed to during our routine history education.
Go take a look at this magnificent castle. It is huge and was a bastion of the defence against various invasions from the south east. Listen out too for the trumpeter and his interrupted call to arms from the nearby church spire.

Visited February 2013
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“Magnificent History”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Wawel Castle's treasures capture stories and lives through centuries of history, providing a sense of the foundations of the Polish nation. Drama, disaster, recovery, along with the plain hard work that write an historical record are all on display and maintained in a state of reverence and respect.

Visited December 2012
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“Free Sunday, Closed Monday”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

When you climb the steps and pass through the gateway, you get a fine view of the cathedral's golden domes. Sundays you can enter the State Apartments for free and climb the marble staircase to view room after room furnished with 16/17c furniture and tapestries. But Leonardo's 'Lady with the Ermine' will be booked out - the whole castle closes on Mondays - and the cathedral with its royal tombs having crowded services.

Visited March 2013
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