Wawel Cathedral, Krakow

4.6
Once the site of royal coronations, Wawel Cathedral represents one of Poland's most significant religious and architectural sites. Two previous buildings burned down here before the church was erected more than nine centuries ago. The present-day cathedral, a Gothic structure, features several chapels built in different architectural styles. As you enter, notice the chain hanging to the left of the main iron door. Made of prehistoric animal bones, this chain is known for having magical powers that ensure the continued presence of the cathedral. To learn more about the large collection of sarcophaguses and altarpieces, take a guided tour. Plan to visit Wawel Cathedral during your Krakow vacation using our convenient Krakow travel route planner.
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  • Breath taking cathedral one of the best I've visited an absolute must see when in Krakow. The free bits are plentiful if you dont manage to get tickets  more »
  • This Cathedral so if religion and it's artifacts are your thing then I'm sure you'll enjoy it. located in a Castel that belong to the time where Krakow was the capital city.  more »
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  • The cathedral is wonderfully maintained and absolutely gorgeous! I'd recommend anyone to go here even if you're not religious or a big fan of churches. I had a wonderful time.
  • This is an amazing set of buildings, built on a hill and overlooking the river on one side and the city on another. The weather was being kind for once and blue skies made the photos come out even more beautiful.
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