Wawel and its surrounds

As promised  / threatened in an earlier post, here are some photos of Wawel and its surroundings.

Wawel is a fortified complex situated on a limestone outcrop on the bank of the Vistula river in Krakow.

The complex has lots of beautiful buildings and fortifications within it. These include the Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral.

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The impressive fortifications of Wawel as seen from the street below.
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The parkland beneath Wawel with the Vistula river in the background. Here you will find the locals hanging out, picnicking and enjoying the sunshine.

You can also find the fire belching Wawel dragon and if you are lucky, the walking beer man!!!!!!!!!

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Above are some of the decorative and impressive architecture within the Wawel complex. The small golden dome is the Sigismund Chapel.
Neil and the statue of revered Polish Pope John Paul II. He was the second longest serving serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since Pope Adrian VI who died in 1523. (little history lesson there – thanks Wikipedia!!)
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