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Address: ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 51 55
Today
09:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers...

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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Krakow - Wawel Castle One and Half Hour Guided Tour
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Private Tour: Royal Krakow Walking Tour including Visit to Wawel Castle

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A must see in Kraków, worth spending a few hours visiting the Cathedral and the Castle rooms. Easy access to all areas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Balikesir Province, Turkey
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Balikesir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see in Kraków, worth spending a few hours visiting the Cathedral and the Castle rooms. Easy access to all areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the banks os the Vistula river it is one of the landmarks of Cracóvia. Originally a wooden fortification is was rebuilt in 14th century. Original divided into the Upper Castle were the cathedral and the prince lived and the Lower Castle were the churches, the clergy and the people lived. In the 15th century the Danish tower was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle im the Middle of old town ,many exibitions worth looking ,consists of castle and extraordinary cathedral and crypt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is deceptively spacious and looks much smaller from the outside. I came here on a cold and frosty morning and was glad to get into the courtyard out of the breeze. Overlooking the river Vistula, there are good views from the castle walls. Look down on the dragon, visit the cathedral or just walk around and admire the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see as more for the views over the river and surrounding areas. The castle is amazing great place to visit close to old market square. The architecture of the cadtle is outstanding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle itself is a marvel of Polish Architecture and has several greats areas to explore. The dragon statue is also a great addition as it encompasses a great old folks tale in Krakow. expect to spend between 2-3 hours fully exploring this castle, only downside is there could have been better information given in English for tourists visiting the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the palace, specially the architecture which is amazing and it's location on top of a hill with outstanding views over Cracow. I did the guided tour, which unfortunately I wouldn't do again, once the visit is focused on the tapistries inside the castle, which are stunning, but make the visit a bit boring

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not go inside the Castle. The views of Krakow were some of the best, and the Wawel Cathedral was spectacular. The grounds were immaculate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic castle with lots to explore. Great picture location and not too far from the centre

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was worth visiting. If you are walking, please wear running shoes as I saw a few people struggle walking up to the main entrance.

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