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Smocza Jama (Dragon's Cave)

Gellert Hill, Krakow, Poland
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This is a legendary cave in the western slope of Wawel Hill. The oldest version of a legend about the dragon of Wawel, related to the mythic beginning of Krakow, comes from the turn of the 13th century.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“the dragon” (46 reviews)
“dragon's den” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gellert Hill, Krakow, Poland
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"the dragon"
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"fire breathing dragon"
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"vistula river"
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"spiral stairs"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea there was a cave - we just wanted to get from the castle to the river below and the quickest way was some steps but from what we could see we had to pay to go down the steps. As it...More

Thank HevWard
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a modest fee you can visit the limestone caves under the castle as you leave. The exit from the caves is outside the castle grounds on the river walk beside a statue of a dragon, that sometimes breathes fire, but not when we were...More

Thank Jenni w
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

For €3pp, you can visit small caves beneath the castle. It should only take 20-30 minutes to complete and is finished off by a fire-breathing dragon outside.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We visited during the day and also at night and both times, although we waited for over 10minutes, the dragon did not breathe fire. This was very disappointing as there was no information anywhere that said the dragon would not be active during this time...More

1  Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My husband and I finally visited Krakow in the summer and were finally able to go into the Dragon's Cave and see the fire breathing dragon at the end. I'm someone who is always up for the strange sites/monuments/what have you which is why I...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

You can see the Dragon statue standing in front of the cave from Wawel terrace when looking at Visla river. Didn't appeal to us but I can imagine kids like it as the statue belch fire in certain frequency. There is some story that big...More

Thank Eva T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Essentially a cave with some lights added. A nice if uneven journey down but not really worth paying for.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We could not find a way to access from the top of Wawel Castle. We had to go down to the level below, before walking up the hill, and walk around to the dragon. The dragon erupts with fire every couple of minutes, sorry I...More

1  Thank Nina1940
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

12 of us, 4 adults and 8 teens, paid our money and walked the 175 steps down to the cave. A very small cave that we walked through in seconds. At the exit was a man dressed in some sort of medieval costume, on the...More

1  Thank Alexandra C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

When you visit Wawel and after all you want to go out, the best way is to „escape” down the hill using Dragons Cave. In easy way you will be on the banks of the Vistula river close to Dragon statue.

Thank Piotrul
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