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National shrine known for its superb religious art including the giant bell of Zygmunt of 1520, one of the world's largest, and the burial place of many Polish kings and their families, national heroes and numerous bishops.
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This impressive, imposing cathedral is a must visit if you're in Krakow. The history within its walls alone makes it of great interest, the architecture is awe inspiring not to mention the fact that you can visit for free whilst your at Wawel.
This was the highlight of my visit to Krakow. I rented the English audio headset and was extremely pleased. Climbed the (very narrow) stairs to the Bell Tower and went to the underground to see the sarcophagi of Polish kings and other important dignitaries. Totally...More
Expect a morning lineup to enter this cathedral while in the afternoon entry can be immediately. While going up the steps to the front door of the cathedral, notice the large bone of an ancient animal perhaps that of a dragon, a mammoth, or even...More
This is the place filled with history. Definitely have a tour guide that will feed you with information... OK, this info is cool for someone that likes history (at least a bit). If you are not into past, ..... stay away....
The cathedral is a juxtaposition of styles and building materials that could be horrible and instead melds fairly well. Still I would not call is beautiful. It is worth a visit for its cultural and historical significance. I would recommend paying for the audio guide.
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There are a lot of steps yes depending on which parts you visit. The castle is split into different attractions. The tower and the dragons den both have lots of steps and are quite tight. The cathedral, cathedral museum and... More
There are a lot of steps yes depending on which parts you visit. The castle is split into different attractions. The tower and the dragons den both have lots of steps and are quite tight. The cathedral, cathedral museum and the Staterooms which are the other parts we visited also have steps but not as many. I have to say my calfs ached the following day from all the steps.