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Krakow castles

Old capital of Poland spared by the wars, is an old city of unique character. Vibrant with cultural life, with several amazing museums like Czartoryski National Museum with a unique painting by Leonardo da Vinci “Dame with the Ermine”, the unique renaissance Royal Castle on the Wawel hill and parts of the old fortifications in the city, Krakow is the city not to be missed.

Wawel castle
Zamek Królewski Na Wawelu - Wawel Kings Castle; big castle built on a hill near Krakow. Constructed 1502-1536 in Renaissance style by Italians Francesco di Firenze and Bartolomeo Berrecci. Gothic towers and fortifications of the earlier castle, which stood there, are still preserved. In centuries after, as Warsaw became the capital of Poland, Wawel Castle had been less used and turned into the military quarters. During the WWII - residence of the Nazi governor. Now an important museum. Unique Italian renaissance Castle’s Sigmund Chapel and impressive Saint Stanislaw and Saint Vaclav Cathedral with graves of the Kings of Poland.


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