Dragons DenCurrently Closed
- Address: Zamek Wawel 8, 33-332 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +48-124225155
- Ticket Price: 3 PLN
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cave, Family And Kids
The myth of the fire breathing Dragon of Wawel Hill has played a massive role in the cultural identity of Krakow and Poland. And this was the cave in which legend says the dragon slept. The route through this attractions one way - enter from the Castle at the foot of the Thieves tower, down a staircase well. It will lead you to a 271 meter long cave, of which 81 meters is open to the public. The three chambers of the caves have been picturesquely and atmospherically lit, and each has a history. Exit on the banks of the Vistula River. And this actually leads you conveniently to the final treat of this tour - a sculpture of the Wavel Dragon itself, made by Bronislaw Chromy in 1972.
- This attraction is not accessible by the handicapped.
- Last entry 15 minutes before closing time.
- Drive to here from outside Krakow Old Town.
- Walk or cycle to here if you’re inside Krakow Old Town.
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0.94% of people who visit Krakow include Dragons Den in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
52.63% of people start their Dragons Den visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dragons Den
78.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dragons Den
Unfortunately, the dragon's den is closed in November. The dragon statue is very cool and breaths fire times to times (couldn't understand the pattern). It's a pleasant view of the river, and there's a nearby garden where you can sit and rest. Seems like it's a popular place for biciles and jogging.
Unfortunately the cave is closed during winter, but enjoyed watching the dragon shoot flames sporadically.
Nice view by the river, but not really a big attraction. Recommend taking a walk there after dark.
Most know cave in Poland. A fun 2 minutes climb down from the castle grounds right down to the bottom of the cave and dragon statue outside. If u wait long enough it might even spit fire 🔥
There's nothing better than gazing out from the Wawel ramparts and then paying a little to descend into the depths of the Dragon's Den and emerging at the feet of a fire-breathing dragon. And the cave is creepy in a fun way! It's all lit up inside and you never know what you'll see around the next turn. Here's Rick Steves on the matter (if you're starting on the heights above): "If you want to head down to see the Vistula and the dragon close up, take a shortcut through the nearby Dragon's Den (Smocza Jama, enter at the little copper-roofed brick building, at the far right of this viewpoint plaza). It's just a 135-step spiral staircase and a few underground caverns - worthwhile only as a quick way to get from the top of Wawel down to the banks of the Vistula (3 zl, pay at the machine - coins only, daily 10:00-17:00, July-Aug until 18:00, closed Nov-March)."