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“Magnificent castle.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
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Krakow - Wawel Castle One and Half Hour Guided Tour
Ranked #13 of 272 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.
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“Magnificent castle.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Walk up Wawel Hill to the castle on the summit. On the first floor are the Royal Chambers, room after room of beautiful wood carvings, tapestries and wonderful architecture, including the Deputies' Hall with a wonderful ceiling of wood carvings of human heads. Not too much furniture in the rooms, but some lovely pieces. If you want to see the exhibition of paintings (when we were there, the Leonardo da Vinci painting of 'Lady with an Ermine' was on show) you must get a free ticket from the visitor centre. By the time we got there, all tickets for that day were gone, although it was only 12 midday. I would suggest getting your tickets for the extra exhibition before starting your tour. A very good place to visit - allow half a day.,

Visited November 2013
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“Intesting Buildings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We did not go inside, but just wandering around the courtyard. It was worth climbing the hill. The buildings are pretty, nice view across the river, and it was a great place to let the children run around for a bit.

Visited November 2013
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“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Wawel Royal Castle is so interesting from the outside that pressed-for-time or short-of-money tourists can skip the tours and just enjoy the buildings, views, and the fire-breathing dragon at the foot of the mountain. One of my very favorite things to visit in Europe. I would give it six stars if I could! :-)

Visited November 2013
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Waterford, Ireland
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“Fabulous courtyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

When we entered the courtyard of the castle, everyone in our group immediately started taking photographs. It was such an incredible sight, the decorations were beautiful and the grand scale of things was awe-inspiring

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting but not exciting.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Communication of what to do, where to find it, what your options are etc. was not so good. Difficult even to find the door through which you start the tour. having said that, the tour (with audio guide) was worth doing. They can learn from other castles of similar status and size

Visited December 2013
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