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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. 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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  • Before getting there, one must know you need to go uphill for a few minutes, but it's not too inclined, it just takes a bit to get up there. Once there, you pass the Cathedral and after that is the en...  more »
  • Plan on standing in line to buy tickets. Several parts to the complex and each require a ticket. Tickets give an entry time and only a certain number of tickets are sold. There are stairs involved in ...  more »
  • The Castle comprise brilliantly beautiful set of Krakow. But to me, it stands out more at night than during the day, because we need the air.
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  • Really nice area to visit in Krakow. The castle is really big and it is close to the river. Very amazing view. I was there few times and it is even more beautiful in summer. I really recommend everyone to go there.
  • Castle is fine not that impressive as i thing. Mutxh better is catedral. On castle they have well organized system but they selling only few ticket on a day with exact enterence time. Somif you dont come in good time you maybe dont castch what you want to see. We have seen armory and juwelery I was expecting more. Then we saw representation places they was better and last we saw drahon cave that was fun and special armosphere but expect litle more. Xompare to other museums like undergownd of rinek.
  • The symbol of Krakow you must see. It's full of history. I advise you to visit it with a guide.
  • Beautiful place! If you visit Krakow, this is a castle that should be visited. The shop has very nice souvenirs and gifts. It has a beautiful and large central court, beautiful rooms and the area where the sword collection is presented is worth seeing. The employees are polite and helpful.
  • A must visit place if you're in Krakow. A beautiful royal castle on a hill near downtown. Lots of things to see and buildings to check out and finally a beautiful panorama view of the city that shines on a nice day...