The Wawel Castle
No list of Krakow’s most impressive buildings could possibly be complete without at least a mention of the colossal castle complex that dominates the whole skyline of the city. Towering atop the meanders of the Vistula River, this hilltop fortress was once the domain of the Polish kings and queens. It’s suitably grandiose, with Renaissance arcades, gold-gilded chapels, Gothic belfries and some formidable fortifications all around. It’s not to be missed!
Wawel 5, Kraków, Poland, +48 12 422 51 55