A trip to Wawel Hill promises visitors deep insights into various stages of Polish history. A favourite tourist spot for those visiting Krakow, Wawel Hill's treasures include a castle, cathedral, treasury and more.
To visit this centrepoint of Polish history, book a comfortable hotel room at the Radisson Blu, Krakow. The hotel can be found at the heart of historic Krakow, meaning guests can visit area attractions such as Wawel Hill from one of 196 stylish rooms and suites.
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Attractions at Wawel Hill
Findings on Wawel Hill suggest the area has been an important place in the area since the 4th century. Over time, the hill was built into fortifications for defense of the area. These include the Wawel Royal Castle, which now has an enviable collection of vintage furniture and art, and Wawel Cathedral, home to the Zygmunt bell, one of the world's largest.
The Crown Treasury and Armoury, hosted within the halls of Wawel Castle, holds the remaining treasures of Polish royalty, including the coronation sword Szczerbiec. St Leonard's Crypt, held beneath Wawel Cathedral, has the graves of many important Polish individuals. These include Casimir the Great and two Polish saints, Stanislaus the Martyr and Hedwig the Queen.
Wawel Hill also has a natural wonder called the Dragon's Den, a cave above the Vistula River, the legendary home of a fire-breathing monster.
Visit Wawel Hill from the Radisson Blu, Krakow
Guests of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow can catch a glimpse of Wawel Castle right from the hotel and visit the hill's attractions with just a short walk. Choose this comfortable hotel in Krakow for sightseeing right at the doorstep, including Wawel Hill and Market Square, Krakow.