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Experience royalty at Royal Wawel Castle

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The Royal Wawel castle is a gothic castle in Krakow which was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. The Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Poland. For centuries the residence of the kings of Poland and the symbol of Polish statehood, the Castle is now one of the country’s premier art museums.

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The museum the museum showcases ten curatorial departments responsible for collections of paintings, including an important collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, among them the Sigismund II Augustus tapestry collection, goldsmith’s work, arms and armour, ceramics, Meissen porcelain, and period furniture. The museum’s holdings in oriental art include the largest collection of Ottoman tents in Europe. With seven specialized conservation studios, the museum is also an important center for the conservation of works of art.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday- 09:30 to 16:00 hours.
Closed on Mondays.

Address: Wawel 5, 31-001 Krakow, Poland

How to reach: The nearest train station is Krakow Glowny which is just a 9 minutes’ drive from the castle.

Contact: +48 12 422 51 55"

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