Wawel Royal Castle
We offer a visit to one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe - the Wawel Royal Castle.
During the 2 hour tour the guide will show you beauty of the Wawel Hill where, among other things, you'll see captivating arcaded bailey. In the royal residence of Polish monarchs we'll visit royal chambers. It's worth to mention one of the finest royal chambers - the Room Under the Heads (the Room of the Envoys) because of it's ceiling which contains 30 beautifully sculpted wooden heads. Also worth seeing is the largest chamber - the Senator's Room where balls, court ceremonies and the Senate meetings took place.
One of the most important treasures of the Wawel Castle is a unique collection of amazing gold-and-silver-woven Flemish Arras tapestries which were made on the commission of king Sigismund Augustus in the middle of the 16th century.
Afterwards we'll visit the majestic Wawel Cathedral where 37 royal coronations were held. In the cathedral among other things we'll see ravishing royal sarcophagi. We'll also see the Royal Tombs - the final resting place for many Polish kings and their family members. Famous Poles as T. Kosciuszko, J. Pilsudski, J. Slowacki or A. Mickiewicz are buried in the crypts and chapels of the cathedral.
Next we'll climb the Sigismund's Tower to see the famous Sigismund Bell from the 16th century, the biggest bell in Poland. It weighs 12.7 tones and even 8 to12 people are needed to put in motion. The Sigismund Bell peals only to announce the most important events in Poland.
Our tour will end on the riverside of the Vistula river where a sculpture of famous Dragon of Krakow stands next to the entrance to the legendary cave, also called Dragon's Den.