Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

4.4
Visit Wawel Royal Castle to see the home of Poland's kings for several centuries that now features one of the country's major art museums. Ransacked and vandalized numerous times, the castle was plagued with foreign invaders until the early decades of the 20th century. The art museum was established in 1930. Take the short walk from Krakow's Old Town, and you'll be rewarded with a vast collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, prints, tapestries, and sculptures. The museum is also a center for conservation of exotic works. Be sure to visit Europe's largest collection of Ottoman tents. To see everything in a single day, arrive as early as you can. Arrange your visit to Wawel Royal Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Krakow using our Krakow online trip maker .
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  • This small hill south of central Krakow will take you back in time. It is to be visited in todos, with audio guides and especially calmly because from here you will understand the true history of the city of Krakow. This is (for us) the starting point to start visiting the city because here you will find the Cathedral which is the centerpiece of Krakow's history. You'll also find the Royal Palace and the famous dragon cave. Don't miss this site at all.
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  • We only went around, admiring the building (illuminated, it is really beautiful), entered the cathedral and then voila. Paid graves and bell tower but did not.
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  • A little touristy and every attraction/part of the castle has a separate ticket but still a breath taking place to visit. It’s a historical place with a lot of charming architecture. You can go down a cave with a dragon at the end - spoiler alert - the dragon breaths fire every few minutes!
  • Really neat/interesting castle to visit. Unfortunately we arrived too late in the day to get tickets to tour the inside but we could walk around the grounds for free. Definitely a must see in Krakow!
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