Wawel Royal Castle (Zamek Wawelski) Reviews
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On this group tour there were only 4 of us. The tour guide spoke quickly and softly and I could not hear nor understand what she was explaining about the Jewish quarters in Krakow. She also only spoke to one of the persons in the tour. I do not even think she introduced herself. By the time we got to the Wawel Castle I became too disinterested in whatever she had to say at that point about the castle. I flew to Poland to learn about the Jewish people still so many of them died during WWII and I believe this would have been a worthwhile tour had we a guide who spoke at an even pace and one who would speak to the whole group and not just to one, or two individuals.
The guide was good and knowledgeable and as there were only 3 of us, we had a pretty good time exploring the jewish quarters, univ, wawel castle, etc.
My sister and I really enjoyed seeing Krakow with our guide, Conrad. He was knowledgeable and very entertaining. Among other sights, we saw Wawel Cathedral and Castle (amazingly beautiful), Kazimierz Jewish district, and the Main Square including Saint Mary's Church. We saw a great deal of the city. I highly recommend this tour.
Great walking tour to see the city in just a couple hours. However, wish there was time to go down to the Dragon's Den in Wawel Castle.
brilliant guide having live in krakow all her life she was so imformative about wawel castle jewish quarters main square sights excellent would recommend
this tour is an half day tour, which we found very interesting and it gets your bearings of the city, the main attraction of this tour was of cause the wawel castle and cathedral which were amazing, just a pointer of any one thinking of visiting the cathedral especially women make sure you either have clothing that already covers your shoulders or take something with you that ,will as are spot on when entering the cathedral. i would recommend this tour if asked.
So glad we booked this on my birthday (SJ) and not Auschwitz/Birkenau. I don't think I could have survived being 60 on such a day in such a place. This trip was most interesting, informative and well executed. The English-Speaking guide was attentive, but walked much too fast in parts for our poor legs to keep up, and she had to stop and wait for us on several occasions. Otherwise, walking and steps apart, the Wawel Castle (vavval) and Church, with the wonderful Art work, and decor, the furniture, etc were equal in comparison to Konopiste Castle in Czech Republic last year, and better preserved than the Czesky Crumlov in Czech Republic last ear.
All told, the tour showed us parts of the town, the Main Market Square, explained about the Kazimierz district, and King Kazimierz etc, and the division he instigated between the Jews and the Gentiles - the wall, the remains of the old wall - all explained well, in detail, but for me, (SJ) going back to the 1100's is of no real interest. I want to EXPERIENCE a country and it's current culture, not it's antiquities. However that is not what we are offered wherever we go. It is always Centuries old news, and dates and History do nothing for me. Reality does, and the graffiti in the Jewish area shows a lack of respect for the 200 Jews left out of what was once (1941-43) 70000 souls. THAT is tragic!
Very good introduction to the city. We went back to the castle and St Mary's church the following day for more casual wandering. Definitely a good overview of the Old Town area.
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