Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

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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. 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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  • Beautiful place, but far too many tourists which does not allow to see the entire Castle and in works
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  • This interesting palace was built in the 16th century but has been passed since different incarnations. You can also book a guided tour to the majestic bedrooms that have beautiful paintings, but we've given up on other sites on the hill.
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  • A steep walk up to this old castle. Full of Polish history but restoration and crowds did not enable an enjoyable experience.  more »
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  • Definitely worth and must to see. Beautiful historic place. Better to reserve full day and visit everything. As a tip - there's more selling ticket points inside. Don't have to wait few hours (like we did) to buy ticket. I will back there for sure to visit other side of castle which didn't manage this time.
  • It is a beautiful place. The square looked very nice and a great view on Krakow. I recommend going in the tower for even a better view. Sad we had rain but that didn't ruined anything.
  • One of the most amazing days out I've had in a long while. We had the state room tour, royal apartment guided tour. We then went up one of the towers and then down into the dragon caves to end. Worth every penny just watch out for the school groups from hell
  • Beautifully presented historic castle. Staff very friendly and all spoke English. Very picturesque in all aspects of visual captions. Well worth a visit, can be done in a couple of hours but so much to see, you would need at least half a day to visit all aspects of the castle properly.
  • It's a castle with a nice view over Krakow. We were here on a cloudy Sunday, mid April, and there were quite a lot of people around even then. Be sure to check out the opening hours of the cathedral (we missed it due to religious service in progress) before you go here - it looked nice from the outside.
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