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Royal Memory of Polish Times: Wawel Castle

Lucie Vojvodíková

Author: Lucie Vojvodíková, Hiddensecretstours.eu

Published: 1. 7. 2016 | Updated: 2. 4. 2020PrintSend by email

Morning view of the Wawel Hill, Krakow Morning view of the Wawel Hill, Krakow
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The Royal Wawel Castle located on the Wawel Hill in Krakow is a UNESCO Heritage Site and a symbol of Poland with rich history. For centuries it was a residence of kings of Poland. Today it serves a museum with cultural and historical importance.

Wawel cathedral and Wawel castle on the Wawel Hill, Krakow, Poland.Wawel cathedral and Wawel castle on the Wawel Hill, Krakow, Poland.Foto: Shutterstock.com

Wawel is a like a Polish version of British Buckingham palace and Westminster Abbey in one. Castle offeres several must-sees like crown jewellery kept in Crown Treasury, armoury displaying guns from 14th century or legendary Dragon's den, a limestone cave where a dragon used to terrorize a city. Part of the castle is a magnificent Wawel Cathedral where the bones of the dragon hung outside the entrance. There is also the so called Dragon's Den with the dragon's imitation breathing fire of its mouth.

The kings and significant people are buried in the cathedral at Wawel Hill. These include the great romantic poets Adam Mickiewicz, Marshal Józef Pilsudski, the hero of independent Poland between the two world wars or the tragically deceased President Lech Kaczynski. The cathedral also has a museum, archives and one of the oldest libraries in Poland.

Wawel castle in Krakow in a summer day, PolandWawel castle in Krakow in a summer day, PolandFoto: Shutterstock.com

Wawel Cathedral, KrakowWawel Cathedral, KrakowFoto: Shutterstock.com

Wawel Hill with historical royal castle building in KrakowWawel Hill with historical royal castle building in KrakowFoto: Shutterstock.com


   
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