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“Fantastic place (but better in warmer weather!!)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle
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Krakow - Wawel Castle One and Half Hour Guided Tour
Ranked #13 of 267 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic place (but better in warmer weather!!)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Really, really interesting place to visit- learnt loads about the castle and its history. You can walk round the castle grounds for free, but you have to purchase individual tickets for each attraction (no discounts if you book more than one attraction). I visited the treasury/armoury, a tour of the royal apartments and the dragon's den. The armoury was great-tonnes of weapons! The royal apartment tour was ok, but it felt a bit 'same old, same old' after a few rooms! The dragon's den was a descent into an underground cave/cavern which only really takes 10mins max, but it's still quite breathtaking once you're down there. And it was snowing and bitterly cold on the day- I think I may visit in Summer months next time!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Touristy and confusing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

Not too much too see. I like the castle better from the outside. As a foreigner that do not know the language it's not easy to understand what you should do and where to go. People were rude there as well.
The inside of the castle is ok, but to be honest it doesn't size up to other castles I've seen.
However, due to the exterior of the building, I'll recommend a walk outside and around it.

Visited October 2012
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Stunning.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

The sheer size of this place is amazing!
A must do.
Stunning architecture. with lots of different buildings.
Like a small village within the grounds of the castle.

Visited October 2012
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“Royal Castle of Poland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Highly recommended historic Castle and Museum. I took guided tour and it was very interesting and informational.

Visited September 2012
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“See the Royal apartments”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The Royal apartments tour comes with a tour guide - very informative. We also saw Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine". That was worth the whole castle visit. It is normally in a museum near the Florian gate, but that museum was under renovation.

Visited October 2012
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