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Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
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Krakow - Wawel Castle Guided Tour
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$46.48*
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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 May 6, 2014

Great guided tours which give the history of Krakow. Wondeful treasures and art to see - especially the Private Apartments. The State Rooms are also lovely. The Oriental Art exhibition was fascinating too.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Royal Castle is impressive architecturally and historically. There are a range of tours which can be self guided using the audio guide, except the Royal apartments. Get there early (ticket office opens at 9.30am) to avoid long queues and disappointment from ticket quotas being used up.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wawel castel is atop the large hill, just out of the Old Town and defiantly worth a visit, if only for the fantastic views at the hill top.

Entry into the castle is free and you only pay for the attractions you wish to see, which are all very reasonably priced. Without paying, you can wander into the courtyards and still see the beautiful exteriors.

We recommend the Royal Apartments, State rooms, Di Vinci painting and Cathedral. The interiors are all beautifully restored and really bring to life how it would feel to live as a royal.

If you are visiting during the peak season, you may want to take a packed lunch, as the cafe would be very, very busy.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Wawel castle on Wawel hill is outstanding. and is must visit. The castle on the hill and on the bank of river is picture perfect .The entrance is Free for major attractions except for some .The Dragons Den with a entry fee of 3 pln is worth doing.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Don't miss this Castle. I would encourage visitors to get the audio guide when they buy tickets. With the audio guide, you'll get a nice narrative of the rooms as you walk through them. My only gripe with the audio guide was that I had to go back to the ticket area to exchange it for one with a fully charged battery.

More than that, if you're schedule permits, take a guided tour. We attended the guided tour of the royal apartments and really took a lot of wonderful knowledge with us when we left. It was definitely worth it.

Thank chris a
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