Wawel Cathedral, Krakow

4.6
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. Plan to visit Wawel Cathedral during your Krakow vacation using our convenient Krakow travel route planner .
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  • Great looking church from outside. Lots of history. We bought a ticket to visit crypt and adjacent museum. Inside church a mosh pit of competing tour groups. Sometimes you were stationary in one place...  more »
  • The polish lithuanaian commonwealth was known to be polands golden age. This catherderal attached to polands royal castle was the seat of these polish renaissance kings and has fragments also from the...  more »
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  • Lovely to find out about Polish history. Castle is not necessarily what you might expect but it has different eras. The tapestry collection is superb
  • Been here with my mom for the second time!I wish it was less crowded! Absolutely massive structure which is really impacting your mind where you’re thinking how much work and resources were used to finish this Castle! Just amazing place to to come for a great walk!
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