"Wawel castle" Wawel Castle Tip by tini58de

Wawel Castle, Krakow: 172 reviews and 271 photos

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      Wawel castle courtyard
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We visited Krakow in March, so this experience was different to many other stories that I have heard about!

For one thing due to construction works outside the castle we had to walk around the hill and enter the castle from the back side. The other difference was that in March there are not that many visitors - in fact there was only a handful of us plus two school groups -, so it was very easy visiting and no cueing up for hours!

When you get to the Wawel you will have to decide, what you want to see: You can have a look at the castle free of charge, but that is only the outside and the courtyard. If you are interested in taking a tour of the inside, you will have to purchase a ticket. There are 4 different tours that can be taken, including the Royal rooms or the Crown Jewels and once you get the ticket, you are assigned to a specific tour. Although there were only a very few visitors when we visited, we had to wait for one hour until our tour started.

So as an idea:
if you are visiting in the high season, you might want to get a ticket a day before you plan to visit the castle, so that you only have to spend time waiting only once!

Address: Krakow old city
Phone: +48 12 422 51 55
Website: http://www.wawel.krakow.pl/en/

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  • Updated Apr 9, 2006
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