Wawel Castle

Discussion in 'Poland' started by wanderer, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Of all the things to do in Krakow, a visit to the Wawel Castle and surrounding sites is a must. The site also includes a cathedral and a bell tower. It's also home to the legendary Dragon's Lair. Does anyone know the story and legend behind Wawel?
  2. Bertulioff

    Bertulioff New Member

    I know a little about this castle...Wawel was built in the mid 1300's so it's one of the oldest in Europe. this castle also houses the Crown Jewels of Polish monarchs such as the hat and sword given to John Sobieski by the pope after the Battle of Vienna. there's a also a cool fire breathing dragon statue and floral displays in the courtyard you can see. you really can't miss visiting Wawel while in Krakow.
  3. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Thanks so much @Bertulioff for filling in the details of Wawel Castle. I knew there was some history that went behind and you did a nice job filling in the details. :)

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