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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour
"Your tour begins with a short walk along the streets of the former Jewish district of Kazimierz. Next Wawel Hill crowned by Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral and the seat of royal power up until the 17th century. The Castle was home to many Polish kings and queens and the royal crypts in the Cathedral their final resting place along with several other Polish heroes.A walk up Grodzka street leads you to the heart of Krakow the Rynek Glowny or Main Market Square. There the large Gothic Cloth Hall is the perfect place to shop for local souvenirs.The last sightseeing stop is the twin-spired St Mary's Church with its famous medieval altar by Wit Stwosz and where every hour the brave trumpeter of Krakow still calls out his warning."
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Krakow Sightseeing Tour
"In your program: The Royal Castle & Cathedral Magnificent baroque Churches Jagiellonian University Main Market Square Cloth Hall St. Mary's Church St. Florian's Gate and Barbican""""Krakow is one of the oldest Polish cities which has been a centre of culture science and art in our country for hundreds of years. It is the most popular tourist destination among both foreigners and Poles. We offer you a great opportunity to see for yourself the reason behind Krakow’s popularity. With our guide you will see vari
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Krakow Mounds Tour
"How about going to the top of the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Mound.This unusual monument to the Leader of the 1794 Insurrection was built in the years 1821-1823. Some time later a magnificent fort was constructed around it. Building mounds in memory of heroes an the founder of the town. The Mound of Wanda die legendary daughter of Krak dominates over Nowa Huta. Finally in lasek Wolski on Sowiniec in the years 1934-1937 the last of the mounds was built in memory of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski. This is another hillock from which the panorama of Krakow can be viewed. Piłsudskiego Mound is the newest and the largest of Kraków's four mounds – it measures 35 metres height.""""quipped with binoculars and guided by our professional tour guide you will see all the important parts of the city. First Nowa Huta (the communist district)
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Wawel Castle Tips (172)

Royal Chambers - State Rooms

My trip to Krakow was motivated by the famous tapestry collection of King Sigismund II Augustus on display in the State Rooms as well as the historical interiors, royal portraits, Italian Renaissance...
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breughel
Oct 20, 2013

Royal Tapestries of Wawel.

For a Belgian its sounds funny that the tapestries made in Brussels are called "Arrases". Arras is a city from the north of France and there is, to my best knowledge, no tapestry made in Arras to be...
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breughel
Jun 05, 2010

Wawel - The Symbol of Poland

Wawel is certainly the most important and most popular destination in Krakow and perhaps all of Poland. It has become the very symbol of Poland and its history and detailed descriptions can be found...
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tpal
Feb 02, 2005

...named Wawel Castle...

So, the next day we have started our tour through Krakow from the Wawel Castle. And here it is...Wawel - seat of the Royal Castle and Cathedral - lies on a small hill above the Vistula river and it...
ginte
Oct 23, 2004

Go to the Castle with the same name as mine!!!

Ever since I was small, my name has been "Wawel" - given to me by my sister! It's my baby name and my adult name is NORMAN... Then I saw a picture of Wawel castle when I was about 9 years old and...
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jumpingnorman
Jan 31, 2009

Wawel Royal Castle

The Royal Castle on Wawel Hill probably went through many manifestations between 1038, when Krakow was established as the Polish capital, to 1504, when construction began of the current Renaissance...
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mightywease
Aug 02, 2006

...with something beautiful...

As the view outside was really great and magnificent, I decided to have a short walk around. And just around a corner I've noticed something really mysterious. It was too dark to have a better look,...
ginte
Oct 23, 2004

Arcaded courtyard

One of the many reasons to climb up to Wawel Castle -this is a beautiful example of a Rennaisance style coutyard. It was built to reflect the glory of Sigmund the Elder in the 16th Century and...
ginte
Oct 24, 2004

Wawel Castle

The Wawel Castle used to be the residence of Polish monarchs from the 11th to the early 17th century. After Krakow lost its capital status to Warsaw, the castle was occupied by foreign powers during...
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HORSCHECK
Apr 14, 2012

Wavel castle

I am not sure whether I should be adding this as a tip because I never did get to veiw any of the castles state rooms, royal private apartments or crown treasury as they have a daily limit on the...
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jo104
Nov 11, 2007

The castle.

The castle was the residence of Polish monarchs since the 11th to the early 17th century. The building was enlarged and rebuilt various time, but what you see there today dates mostly from the early...
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Maurizioago
Jul 14, 2010

Wawel Castle

After we checked into our hostel we began exploring Krakow by visiting Wawel Castle, one of the most popular sights in Poland. The Castle lies on a hill southwest of the old town. Within its walls are...
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barryg23
Jan 28, 2007
 
 
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"Heart of Europe and Poland"
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"Krakow - Ancient Capital of Poland"
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"Krakow: Rome in Poland."
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Things to Do Near Wawel Castle

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Wawel Cathedral

Adjacent to Wawel Royal Castle, the Cathedral is one of the significant sights in Krakow and a must visit. It remains Poland’s most important national sanctuary and used to be the coronation site of...
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Church of St Andrew

Church of Saint Andrew is one of the oldest buildings in Krakow and one of the best-preserved Romanesque buildings in Poland. The Church was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style with 17th...
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Franciscan Church - Church of St Francis of Assisi

The stained glass windows you can admire in the Franciscan church presbytery were designed by one of the most renowned Polish artist of early XX century, Stanislaw Wyspianski and executed in the...
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St. Mary's Church (Kosciol Mariacki)

I am always attracted to old churches when I travel in Europe. After a while many of them begin to look all the same at times so I do really enjoy it when I find something unusual about one of them. I...
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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

Founded in 1364, the University of Krakow is amongst the oldest in the world. King Wladislaw II. Jagiello bought that former noble mansion from the Anjou family for the University in 1400 which became...
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Basilica of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi basilica is a Gothic-style temple with three naves in Kazimierz district of Krakow old town. Church was founded by Kazimierz the Great in 1340. In begining there was a wooden church....
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