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Smocza Jama (Dragon's Cave)

Gellert Hill, Krakow, Poland
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This is a legendary cave in the western slope of Wawel Hill. The oldest version of a legend about the dragon of Wawel, related to the mythic beginning of Krakow, comes from the turn of the 13th century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Gellert Hill, Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to do it first thing in the castle. We were already tired because of the uphill we had to walk on. We were very sad when we realized that at the end we went out again outside the castle. The attraction itself is...More

Thank farmakeros f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the dragons den to keep our young one amused whilst in the castle grounds. Not much to see but for a pound for two adults and under 7s free you cant really go wrong. Steep spiral stair case down into the cave and...More

Thank Speedyg1989
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is another part of the Wawel Castle complex. It costs 2 or 3 zlotys to visit and it is the good way to end a tour of the castle. On entry you descend down a great deal of spiral stairs until you reach the...More

Thank Quietman70
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

It was a lot of stairs that takes you down in a spiral way ... I felt I bit dizzy. The cave is just a cave... But the statue of a dragon outside is nice ... So you can come from the outside and see...More

Thank Daria G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Pay to go down the spiral stairs and through the caves, but don't forget to swing by the dreagon at night as well, his fire is 100 times more amazing at night.

Thank Felicity G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

...and also the fire brething dragon in front of the cave. It used to brethe fire regularly but now you have to wait and, if you are really, really lucky, see the fire blown by the steel dragon.

Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Smocza Jama, Dragon's Cave - whatever you want to call it is must see for youngsters. It is located at the lower end of the Wawel Hill... As a legend has it, the craggy chambers beneath the Wawel were once a home to a Wawel...More

1  Thank Agnieszka K
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Found the mythical dragon whilst walking round the castle! Didn't realise at first it breathes fire but does about every 5 mins! Is impossible to get a photo without anyone in it as people kids and adults think it's funny to climb all over it!...More

Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Statue in a nice location on the river :) Nothing special expect it breathes fire!! Fun for kids I suppose!

Thank JaqueBlack
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The den was closed when we visited but we walked along the river to view the dragon statue close up - it breathes fire every few minutes. Great for kids and big kids alike!

Thank MrandMrsRo
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