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Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Wawel Royal Castle into our Krakow itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Krakow.
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  • We went round the castle as part of a cycling tour found it very interesting beautiful building with fab history 
  • A castle that must be visited. very interesting the Cathedral and the lost wawel. Remember they do separate tickets for each visit and have to do all at the entrance to the Castle
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  • Ok the queue was lon, but on a sunny day, the Castle was brilliant. Lots of really good exhibitions. Lots of eating p,aces so you can spend the day here. Don't forget he Cathedral? It's unlike any oth...  read more »
  • I would like to recommend view this castle outside for free. Also you have possibility to view it for free during Museum Nights days. But in this case you need to wait 1 hour in a queue.
  • Free to enter the castle and Cathedral grounds. You pay for the exhibitions seperatley so you can choose how much you want to do and entry fees were good value. Very impressive castle with some very old artefacts. Highly recommend a visit to the State rooms, the Armoury and the Lost Wawel exhibitions.
  • A beautiful view and extrordinary architecture. A great history and a place to eat and rest. A must visit while in krakow
  • Spectacular palace on the Vistula, with tons to see. Well worth a visit best to buy your tickets in advance. One needs a separate ticket for each exhibit and to manage the crowds they schedule entree.
  • Fantastic place to visit in Krakow, lots of history there including a Da Vinci painting and the grave of musician Chopin.
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