The Castle in the City

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by EricLee5000 on November 7, 2008

Everyone told me that before we go crazy and loose control in Krakow (in a good way), we had to go visit Wawel Castle and they were right. It's an amazing attraction that's best viewed pre-hangover.

Wawel Castle is perched atop a hill and it's beautiful inside and out. It towers over the city and demands attention and awe for first time visitors. Upon entering the castle your stepping back in time and it's a wonderful visual journey. Visiting the staterooms, armory and the dragon den were awesome. Yea, dragon den! I shall not spoil the surprise but it's simply a must-see. Tip: bring your phone to the dragon den.

There is also a beautiful courtyard, cathedral and observation area with wonder views of Krakow and the wisła from high above.

The walk to Wawel from the main square in Krakow was also great. Krakow is a young and progressive city in Poland; I felt so comfortable there. If I had to move to Poland, Krakow would be the place I'd call home.

Wawel Hill, Castle and Cathedral
Wawel 5
Kraków, Poland, 31-001
(+48 12) 422 51 55

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