It is hard to miss the Wawel Royal Castle located on a hill in the center of Krakow. It rises majestically above the city. The Wawel is divided into two parts; TheRoyal Castle and the Cathedral. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions within the castle.
The Representative Royal Chambers is the main castle interior exhibition. Visitors can see the interiors and decor of the Royal Residence, the Deputy’s Hall and the Senator’s Hall. The Private Royal Apartments can only be visited with a guided tour. Within the Apartments are private royal rooms, court chambers and guest rooms. The Crown Treasury and Armory are also permanent exhibitions. The Lost Wawel and Eastern Art are the last permanent exhibition. The temporary exhibitions keep changing.
Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit the interior of the Wawel, but walking alongside the majestic outer walls and entering the inner courtyards (this is possible even without tickets) was fascinating. The famous dragon statue from the legends is just outside Wawel Hill. Children were climbing and playing on it when we visited.
The Wawel works with timed tickets which are on sale at the ticket office the day of your visit.
Posted: November 11, 2019
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The Wawel Royal Castle is located in the center of Krakow – on the Wawel Hill, in the I District of the Old Town, about 10 minutes on foot from the Main Square, from the train and bus station – approximately 20 minutes on foot
Price and Hours:
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