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“Very picturesque”
Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
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Krakow - Wawel Castle Guided Tour
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Ranked #15 of 317 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.
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Lovely castle with lots to do, you could easily spend a day wandering around! The cathedral and tombs in particular interested us. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

this is a nice castle the grounds and exterior look brand new so i am not sure exactly how much has been restored / re built to its original design. the interiors rooms are the part that i found most interesting, you can only go on a timed tour and i would prefer more leisurely time to wander round. some great tapestries on the walls. the outside of the castle itself down from the mound offer great photo opportunities. so if you are a bit pushed for cash at least walk round it rather than going in. try and get their early they have only so many tickets sold each day and some days can get very busy if not full, so i was told.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

A picture postcard of a Castle. Reminded me of the one in chatty chatty bang bang! The place is spotless and clean building lines, impressive and mixed history. Go there.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had no real idea what to expect. Bought all inclusive ticket at very reasonable £8 per head ( seniors!). Two timed entries - royal apartments so beautifully presented, smelt wonderful as well - no idea why! Excellent guide who put Polish monarchy/ history into perspective. Then saw Leonardo painting - Lady with the Ermine in almost empty room - what a treat. Biggest surprise was The Lost Wawel - the most beautifully presented exhibition of the early foundations of the castle. We spent over 4 hours on the castle alone. Extra bonus was the coffe in the information centre where you buy tickets - great value and lovely views.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The outside of the castle does not do justice to what you find on the inside an extreme amount of money has been spent on restoration to return it to its former glory I would recommend the armoury and you only pay for what you want to see there is a Japanese art collection what that has to do with the I don't know but give it a visit and again more staff than exhibits never let it be said the polish are under staffed.
Jimmy Slater (Sheffield)

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