Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

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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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  • This was my first time seeing the real castle, and I am so amazed. The place is just fascinating, all the buildings the views of the city, the Cathedral and of course the square inside one of the... 
    This was my first time seeing the real castle, and I am so amazed. The place is just fascinating, all the buildings the views of the city, the Cathedral and of course the square inside one of the...  more »
  • Very picturesque building, standing back from the river, you buy your tickets to see the state rooms and apartments from the ticket office...but you can wander around the court yard and castle... 
    Very picturesque building, standing back from the river, you buy your tickets to see the state rooms and apartments from the ticket office...but you can wander around the court yard and castle...  more »
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  • Great place to explore. If you want to see an exhibition, you can chose and pay for the part you are interested in. The royal rooms were interesting, there could be a little more explanations to the exhibition items. Expect lots of groups on the weekends, best to go early.
  • Admission fee is not low (approx. 20zlt) but you get a lot in return: access to the cathedral, the bell tower with nice views (a unique experience) and the different crypts. It's worth it's money and well maintained. Great visit on a rainy day. There's parking in the street below the castle although limited spots. Most parts are not wheelchair friendly.

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