What you can see today of Wawel Castle is actually the third version. A Romanesque castle was first built here in the 11th century, and replaced by Casimir the Great with a Gothic construction in the 14th century, of which only one tower, the so-called Chicken's Foot, Kurza Stopka, has remained. Today's version dates from the 16th century, and is mainly Renaissance in style.
The most picturesque part of the castle is the Courtyard. On two sides it is surrounded by beautiful arcades, with three levels of arches and a graceful staircase. On the other two sides of the yard, the Renaissance wings of the castle and some guest houses are ranged, fully covered by iv...Read More