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Wawel Royal Castle

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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...more
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ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went here for a short break. Any visitor can choose among the State Room, Royal Private Apartments, Crown treasury & Armoury, The Lost Wawel, and Oriental Art. Surely, the more you pick, the more you have to pay. If you have a guide to...More

Thank Darma J
Reviewed today

Truly spectacular. This castle stands tall by the Vistula river and is a 'must visit'. Dating back to 1000 AD and the seat of the polish monarchy. Fantastic views over the city and amazing architecture. Bars and cafes on site within the walls. Highly recommended.

Thank Raiderbankk
Reviewed yesterday

The Wawel Castle in Krakow is definitely one of the most visited castle in Poland. The castle is located on a high hill in Krakow. It is actually an old fort. The Sandomierska Tower and walls were built around the 15th century defend the castle....More

Thank DovHatayar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great castle at the base of Old Town. We got tickets at the gate for the dragons den and the armoury. Each section of the castle is about $20 each. Interesting items in the armoury. Very old. The grounds around the castle are lovely. It’s...More

1  Thank scottdon99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic location on the hill with so much history. Free to view but with chargeable extras if you want to visit the royal apartments and state room plush extra parts of the cathedral.

1  Thank Camspig
Reviewed 4 days ago

Krakow castle is a fortress and a little town at the same time. Walk up from any side as early as possible, before bigger tourist groups. View in good weather is very nice to Visla river, to the city and to the parts of castle....More

1  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really special, in such a great condition, a wonderful walk there, the perfect view of the city despite the small elevation. Worth a visit, plan for enough time, it's very spatious

1  Thank Lana M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very impressive building. You have to climb the hill to gain entry. Very nice grounds. The castle is in excellent condition. The interior was lovely also. A nice gift shop and a post office on site for stamps for postcards. Very convenient

1  Thank Hobson692
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Several rooms with furniture and art works from various artists Polish and European. The Royal Cathedral adjacent to the Palace is also worth a visit. Tickets are quite confusing as there are many expositions

Thank PimentelRiodeJaneiro
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice views over the river and cheap to get into the cathedral. Castle grounds itself free to explore. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Paddy R
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2 October 2018|
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Response from hdk124 | Reviewed this property |
While I saw Wawel Castle lit up at night I'm uncertain if the buildings are opened. A must visit. The square is a short walk from Wawel Castle and is a great place to walk around at night.
Becca E
22 July 2018|
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Response from sandyanton1 | Reviewed this property |
I didn t go into the apartments or the armoury this time as I had seen them before but from what I can remember it wasn’t t that much . Sorry
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15 July 2018|
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Response from MarshallGulch | Reviewed this property |
I agree, I was there today and saw no dogs inside the walls.