Krakow’s Castle and Churches

Wawel Castle is probably Krakow’s biggest tourist attraction. It is pretty neat, but not one of those castles where you (or your kids) can wander around to your heart’s content. It’s more of a cultural center, with a bunch of different historical and art exhibits, each requiring a separate ticket (although you can buy combinations) and mostly with timed entry. That said, it is all very professionally managed, everything is labeled in English, and the exhibits are particularly nice. We especially liked the guided tour of the private apartments, which included many asides about recent Polish history by our guide.

No photos are allowed in the castle, but I got a few of the outside and sneaked a few in Wawel Cathedral (AKA  The Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus). We wandered into a few other churches as well, and so I’m tossing in those photos. Click any photo for a slideshow with captions.

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