Wawel Royal Castle is a beautiful site to visit all year round, with wonderful views across the city of Krakow in Poland. It’s situated on the edge of the Old Town and over looks the Vistula River.
Wawel Royal Castle was once the home of Poland’s monarchs and now hosts an art museum and is surrounded by beautiful grounds. The castle can be visited at all times of the year but for any blogger I’d recommend spring.
The photogenic Wawel Royal Castle gardens
In spring the castle grounds have two beautiful magnolia trees. Whilst beautiful in the summer it’s in spring where they hold the blossom on the trees. It makes the garden much more colourful and there are endless photo opportunities which will give you that perfect Instagram photo.
Accompanying the blossom tree, flowers add to the colour, again blooming in the spring months. Some will last a few more months, while others have reached their peak. They’re great for any gardening enthusiasts and again provide great photo opportunities.
The whole make-up of the grounds is a beautiful site for anyone visiting in the spring months. The warmer temperatures and less rain make it preferable to autumn.
Wawel Royal Castle views
Along with the castle grounds, the views from the castle wall are fantastic. You can see beyond the river, with some fantastic views of southern Krakow. From here you also get the view of the castle’s dragon, which if you arrive at the right time, might be be breathing out ‘fire’.
In winter visibility can be poor but throughout the spring and summer months when the sun is shining not only creates the perfect photo opportunity but is just a lovely place to see the polish architecture.
There’s more to see
During the winter months the exhibitions are limited and access to a lot of tourism attractions at the castle are prohibited. The Dragon’s Den is open from spring to mid-Autumn which makes April the perfect month to visit.
During spring visitors can also climb to the top of the Sandomierska Tower, and take a guided outdoor tour to learn about Wawel’s architecture and gardens.
In April, the Easter preparations make the castle and cathedral a popular place to visit for both locals and tourists. But be aware that the grounds are closed on Easter Sunday and Monday.