Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

4.4
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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  • Seen only externally but it does its effect. Along the outer walls from the side that from towards the River Vistula there is the statue of.a dragon symbol of Krakow that at very short intervals (5/8 minutes) spits fire.
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  • Great castle and grounds that must be visited. But as many other reviewers have pointed out what a nightmare to coordinate a visit. No on line sales. Complex ticket system and timed quota lead to a lo...  more »
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  • A little touristy and every attraction/part of the castle has a separate ticket but still a breath taking place to visit. It’s a historical place with a lot of charming architecture. You can go down a cave with a dragon at the end - spoiler alert - the dragon breaths fire every few minutes!
  • Really neat/interesting castle to visit. Unfortunately we arrived too late in the day to get tickets to tour the inside but we could walk around the grounds for free. Definitely a must see in Krakow!
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