Saturday, 4 October 2014

Wawel Hill

4th October 2014

Wawel Hill is the most famous landmark in Cracow. The Wawel Hill was the beginning of the royal city of Cracow.This natural hill above the Vistula River, surrounded by marshes, became the location  of a small village and later was transformed into the main centre of trade. Over time, the hill became the centre of local power, the seat of both princes and bishops. In the 14th century Cracow became the coronation city of Polish Kings, and the most important church in the country was erected.


The Vistula river - the longest river in Poland

The way to Wawel Hill

Wawel Castle






Wawel Castle





View from Wawel Hill


It is very amazing place and definitely worth visting.

Be continue.

10 comments:

  1. nice turrets.

    the scorpion is deadly to those who are allergic to spider bites. otherwise, they just sting like CRAZY!

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  2. The history of Polish royalty is something I know nothing about. It's very interesting to look at their castles.

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  3. The castle looks very interesting. I'm hoping you are going to take us inside.

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  4. The view from the hill across the river is very nice. The change from stone to bricks is strange.

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    1. Andrew, the brick became the most popular and cheaper of course...

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  5. Neat to see the castle and the view, and most of all, the Vistula!!! I've read about that river in various books about Polish history!

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    1. Bethany, I admire you but I love history of different countries, too.

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