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Monument of the Wawel Dragon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a statue of the famous dragon by the castle. There is a story behind it and there is also a cave of the dragon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beabrigi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was fun! The crowds are here for the pictures and fire breathing. It’s outside the castle a bit and close to the river.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dragon statue has a fun fable associated with it which I included on my blog post at etbtravelphotography. The statue blows fire about every ten minutes or so. Some flames are bigger than others so if you see a dinky one, wait for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

The Monument Of The Wawel Dragon is a really fun sculpture of Krakow's famous Dragon who resides under Wawel Castle. An interesting statue that has delighted children and adults alike for years especially when the dragon spurts flames from his mouth,this looks cool especially on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

I didn’t know the fire thing so it took me by surprise, the aculture itself it’s well done. Popular with kids

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Dragon statue is unique. I consider it as a attractions no every city has. Plus real flames are really effective.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrSorry007
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Take a walk by the river and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Children will enjoy the dragon when it belches flames though it is less easy to see in bright sun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Lovely Wawel Dragon monument that breathes real fire but I'm not sure how often? We saw his flames from afar but by the time we reached him, no fire came out afterwards. It's something lovely to look at for around 15 minutes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheNatster75
Reviewed 20 December 2018

The story behind the dragon's statue, which became Krakow's symbol, is nice. Every 5 min. you get to see the dragon spit fire, which is definitely entertaining and worths a picture. The statue is located next to Wawel Hill, near the Wisła river.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yanablitman
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Dragon is a Krakow symbol. You can see it almost everywhere. Big sculpture of this creature can be seen next to Wawel Castle. According to legend it was living in the cave under the Wawel's Castle rock. Surprisingly the fire breathing came from the sculpture...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from ClogsPL | Reviewed this property |
At irregular intervals, if you hang around long enough, like 10 minutes or so, you should see at least one fiery breath. There used to be a number you could send an SMS to, 7168 I believe it was, with text SMOK, but these... More