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Wawel Royal Castle

ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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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 tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world.
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ul. zamek Wawel 5, Krakow 31-001, Poland
+48 12 422 51 55
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle is on the Wawel hill, an area where human being lived for the last 40,000 years or so - according to some estimates. Erected during the 17th century, if I am not mistaken (see wiki for reference) - looks more a palace than...More

Thank durgasankar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't go inside any of the buildings here but we really didn't need to, it was absolutely stunning inside and the views were fantastic, we easily spent a few hours walking around and really taking everything in. If you have a free day in...More

Thank Brogan R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the castle however ground it difficult to navigate. Bar that just beautiful. Great views, plenty if rest points and a handy post office.

Thank Stacey J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I´m born and raised in Krakow, and decided to take my foreign boyfriend for an sight-seeing tour in the city. The Wawel Castle is beautiful, rich in history, and we Poles are very proud of it. But the organisation of the whole attraction is extremely...More

Thank adrianna_m_0304
Reviewed 4 days ago

The all the place is amazing. You can spend there all day. Lots of people are around there. On the tickets you will wait perhaps 30 minutes or less it depend which day you will come. There are restaurants and shop. Do not forget your...More

Thank PinkConverse
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I mean it was nice ALOT of stairs on a incline. Very nice view of the church but kinda wish I didn't waste my time cause seeing it from the road was enough. Unless you wanna go inside the church would be worth it. Good...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the castle in winter with my girlfriend. The castle had very interesting architecture, and many different rooms with history behind them. We took a tour with a guide without any other people and it was overall a nice experience.

Thank Minos P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wawel Royal Castle is exactly that, and is filled with history. You can either spend a day here and pay to tour the state rooms, royal private apartments and cathedral museum, or you can take a pair of hours to walk around the grounds (free...More

1  Thank FiShep
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle is unbelievable, there is so much to see, so much history, you can take different tours to go into different parts of the castle, you will have to pay to get into these areas but the price is reasonable ,it's well worth it....More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked up to the castle twice. It is a beautiful place with great lookout point of the river. We did not go inside the buildings.

Thank Yehr2014
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26 July 2017|
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Response from annemn245 | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, yes, the walk up to the main entrance is basically a ramp. Admission to the grounds is completely free and there is a restaurant & coffee shop as well as a gift shop which are easily accessible. The... More
30 June 2017|
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Response from johntSE27 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the cost but the tickets are all separate. We did the cathedral including audio guide (which is interesting) but when we tried to get ticket to castle the days allocation was sold out (it was raining... More
16 April 2017|
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Response from albertoaquinok | Reviewed this property |
Hello! During our visit, we get the ticket that day. It opens at around 9 am. Got the ticket for the audio in a separate area. If you are going up the tower there is a fee also. If you're in a big group I don't know if you... More