Zamek Krolewski (Wawel Castle)
Looming over the city are the towers
of Wawel Castle. This site has been from where Poland's kings ruled from
the 11th through 17th centuries, although most of the existing building
is from the Renaissance period (early 1500s).
It is a pretty stirring reminder that the
solid centers of history are often built on the foundations of the 'little
people' who make it all possible.
Walking up the steps towards the castle,
one passes bricks with the names of Poles who have played a role in the
struggles and growth of their nation.
Inside the castle walls rise the towers
of the Wawel Cathedral (Katedra Wawelska). It is where almost all of Poland's
kings were both coronated and buried.
It looks out over an expansive courtyard
filled with flowering trees and foundations of older buildings.
As night falls, the outside walls are
illuminated and can be seen all over the city
And a fair located directly across the
Vistula River lights up the sky
Krakow tour: Home
- Kazimierz - North
Old Town - Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square)
- South Old Town - Wawel Castle
The Northern Loop Trip
To the main Poland