Wawel Hill – do Zamku

I supposed ‘do Zamku’ means ‘to the Castle’ in Polish… So we did in Krakow in Poland. To me, what makes Wawel Royal Castle different from the castles in Scandinavia is the huge compound it resides on at the top of Wawel Hill. It’s like a self-sufficient town on its own! Thought we would be able to cover the grounds in 2 hours but it was not quite possible since we wanted to tour the royal private apartment as well as see the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece ‘Lady with an Ermine’.

#ilovelongvacationtraveltip! Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours to  enjoy Wawel Hill 🙂

The best panorama shot I managed to take of the castle… Really quite medieval and fairy-tale-like. A bit run-down. But I thought it was charmingly so…
Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

First glimpse of the castle from the bottom of the hill at the end of Wawel old town.
Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

A pretty walk up to enter the castle via Herbowa Gate… where we had to queue 30 minutes for tickets!Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

My sister and I decided to take turns to queue. A shot of the Cathedral on Wawel Hill when it was not my turn to queue. No photos allowed in the ‘katedra’ which also housed the Royal Tombs, Bell Sigismund, Cathedral Museum…Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

Shots of different parts of Wawel Hill starting with the Cathedral.Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

Arcaded Courtyard of the Castle which also houses the State Rooms, Royal Private Apartments, Crown Treasury and Armoury etc… ‘Lady with an Ermine’ is also housed here…Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

View of the Krakow city from the castle… Pretty European Town…Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

Ending with a shot of the Visitors Centre where we had lunch…By the way, I like Polish food! 🙂Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland

About cyndichan

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2 Responses to Wawel Hill – do Zamku

  1. Tomek says:

    I like your story and photos! I have some good memories during my visit in Krakow 🙂

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