A royal castle of historic character, located on the Wawel Hill in Krakow. The residence has 71 exhibition rooms. Most of the rooms are made in the Renaissance or Baroque style, but there are also classic rooms.
Why choose Wawel castle?
Until the end of the fourteenth century, the castle in Wawel was mainly the seat of Polish monarchs. Numerous coronations took place in the cathedral, and bodies of rulers are buried in the underground crypts, among others Lech Kaczyński and Maria Kaczyńska who died in the Smolensk disaster.
One of the attractions that will particularly appeal to the youngest visitors is the Dragon’s Cave. Who does not know the legend of the Wawel Dragon? This legendary karst cave is located on the western slope of the Wawel Hill. To get to it, we have to go down the spiral stairs, which are 21 meters long, but it is not troublesome for children who can easily go down. Then an underground tourist trail, 82 m long, awaits us, where three different chambers await us and only they are available for sightseeing. In the underground we will also find two strings of narrow corridors and, interestingly, inhabits a unique crustacean.
The Sandomierz Tower, which was built in 1460 to strengthen the protection of the Royal Castle, is also popular among tourists, which will allow us to look at Krakow from a completely different perspective. To get to the top of it, we have to face 137 stairs, and while admiring the views, we must not lean beyond the balustrades. In order to ensure the safety of the youngest, children under 12 cannot go up on their own.
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