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Wawel Cathedral, Krakow

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
Once the site of royal coronations, Wawel Cathedral represents one of Poland's most significant religious and architectural sites. Two previous buildings burned down here before the church was erected more than nine centuries ago. The present-day cathedral, a Gothic structure, features several chapels built in different architectural styles. As you enter, notice the chain hanging to the left of the main iron door. Made of prehistoric animal bones, this chain is known for having magical powers that ensure the continued presence of the cathedral. To learn more about the large collection of sarcophaguses and altarpieces, take a guided tour. To visit Wawel Cathedral and other attractions in Krakow, use our Krakow trip itinerary planner.
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  • Is wonderful for its architecture and beauty. I went with a guide, but you don't have to. Sometimes you enjoy and are enchanted more when your eyes appreciate for your account. Because you won't remember all the historical dates, isn't it?
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  • Wawel cathedrak is a surprising example of combining the uncombined sometimes, various styles in a one pot. 
  • This was a lovely castle in walking distance from our hotel. The only improvement is when you buy tickets, they need to be more specific where you enter. We walked around for 1/2 hour trying to determ...  read more »
  • I took the audio tour of the cathedral and it was an amazing tour. With a rich history and a detailed tour. A great place to visit.
  • Many people but really interresting building with a great view from the belltower.
  • Catholic history is well represented here, as well as the Polish monarchy. Poland once used to be a regional superpower in the Medieval Ages, as I learnt here! Pope John Paul II used to come here to hold mass often, a site of great historic value.
  • Beautiful cathedral in the centre of Kraków. You can have a audio tour around the cathedral.
  • Beautiful Cathedral on castle surrounding, many tombs of saints and kings(maybe)
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