Wawel Castle

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Wawel Castle in Krakow is the ancient heart of Poland, a multifaceted art museum and a patchwork of nearly all European architectonical styles. The castle is located upon Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula river and has been for many centuries the residence of the Polish royal family.

One of the first UNESCO world heritage sites, the castle consists of a number of different structures from different periods and includes architectural styles from medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. The castle was originally built in the eleventh century, the remains of which can be located in the northern wing of the present-day castle. In the fourteenth century, the castle was considerably extended and renovated, which then continued throughout the years.

The grounds and gardens surrounding the castle are interesting to explore and offer beautiful views over the Vistula River. Visitors to the castle can enjoy access to the former state rooms and private royal apartments, which include some of the original interior design. The art museum encompasses various permanent art exhibitions that range from Oriental art to paintings (including Italian Renaissance), prints, tapestry, sculptures, porcelain, arms and more. Visit the Dragon’s Den, a legendary cave full of murky caverns in the western slope of Wawel Hill or climb the Sandomierska Tower and enjoy the stunning views over Krakow and the surrounding countryside.

The Wawel Cathedral is also within the grounds and is the burial and crowning site of many Polish monarchs. Entrance into the Cathedral is separate and offers richly decorated interiors and beautiful works of art and relics.

The castle is easily accessible by foot from the city centre or public transport options are also available. A must-see for anyone visiting Krakow, the Wawel Castle is beautifully preserved and represents the most important historic and cultural place in the country.

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Wawel Castle and Wawel Hill audioguided tour
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Wawel Castle and Wawel Hill audioguided tour

Explore Wawel Hill in Krakow which is one of the most significant places in Poland. Visit Wawel Castle during your audioguided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wawel Castle, Cathedral and Rynek Underground guided tour with lunch
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Wawel Castle, Cathedral and Rynek Underground guided tour with lunch

Explore the Royal Route in Krakow! Visit the Royal Chambers and Cathedral on Wawel Hill and then see the Rynek Underground Museum on the Market Square.

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Duration 5 hours 30 minutes
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Wawel Castle guided tour, discover the history and secrets of the Polish monarchy
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Wawel Castle guided tour, discover the history and secrets of the Polish monarchy

Explore Royal Wawel Castle, one of the most spectacular castles in Europe and learn about the history of Kings of Poland. Visit Magnificent Royal Private Apartments with a professional guide.

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Wawel Castle private guided tour
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Wawel Castle private guided tour

Discover the residency of Polish kings - Wawel during this private guided walking tour in Krakow! See the castle, the cathedral and the Dragon Den.

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Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
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en, it, fr, es, de, +1  pl

Grand city tour through Krakow with Old Town and Jewish quarter
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Grand city tour through Krakow with Old Town and Jewish quarter

See Krakow, its Old Town and Jewish Quarter with a professionale guide that explains you the rich history of the places.

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Krakow self-balancing scooter tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Jewish Ghetto
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Krakow self-balancing scooter tour of the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Jewish Ghetto

Discover Krakow's Old Town, the Jewish quarter and the Jewish Ghetto on a 3-hour guided self-balancing scooter tour. Learn about the city's past and present.

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Duration 3 hours
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Krakow Card with free museums, attractions and public transport
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Krakow Card with free museums, attractions and public transport

Discover Krakow with the comfortable Krakow Card, visit the most interesting museums and attractions in the city and take advantage to use public transport free of charge.

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Wawel Hill guided tour
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Wawel Hill guided tour

Book your Wawel Hill guided tour and learn interesting facts and legends about Krakow from your local guide.

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Krakow private walking tour including Kazimierz
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Krakow private walking tour including Kazimierz

Enjoy a private tour of Krakow including the Jewish district of Kazimierz. Learn about the city's history from your professional guide

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Duration up to 3 hours
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3-day Museum & Attraction Pass in Krakow
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3-day Museum & Attraction Pass in Krakow

Get access to over 40 museums in Krakow and explore the city at your own pace. Visit the most popular sites such as Oscar Schindler's Factory, Eagle Pharmacy and St. Mary's Basilica.

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Bike tour in Krakow: a walk on two wheels
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Bike tour in Krakow: a walk on two wheels

Book this bike tour in Krakow. Visit the Old Town, Kazimierz, Podgorze. See the city from a local perspective.

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Duration 4 hours
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Night cruise on the Vistula in Krakow
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Night cruise on the Vistula in Krakow

Discover the highlights of Krakow by night on the Vistula, relax at the sound of the waves and have great fun.

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Wojtek, 04 Aug 2022

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“Exellent trip. I saw many interesting places in Krakow that I added to the list "want to visit". Beautiful views of charming Krakow!”

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