Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski

Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski

Krakow, Poland

 
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Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski
Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski
Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski
Address
Czerwieński boulevard
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Recommended duration
0.5 hours

Much of Krakow's history is steeped in legends and this figure is a representation of one of the most famous legends of the shepherd, who would later become King Krak, and the fire breathing dragon he slayed to become king.

The dragon lets out a flame of fire every few minutes and is a great photo opportunity whether you're a couple or a family. Children especially enjoy waiting for the dragon to breath fire. A trip to Wawel isn't complete without seeing the dragon.

The dragon's lair which is a cave beneath Wawel Hills and which served as a pub with a bad reputation in the 16th and 17 centuries is also worth a visit.

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Very cool dragon statue that spits out every few minutes even a fire.
After a visit to the Wawel hill you can have a look at the Statue.
This review was automatically translated from German. Click to view original review.
Sehr coole Drachenstatue, die alle paar Minuten sogar Feuer spuckt.
Nach einem Besuch des Wawel kann man sich die Statue gerne angucken.
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The bose big dragon spitting fire, and so represents an exciting high point of Krakow's high culture.
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Der bose grosse Drachen spuckt Feuer und stellt so einen spannenden Hohepunkt krakaus Hochkultur dar.
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Always of tourists spewing this dragon surrounded in irregularities?intervals of fire.
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Immer von Touristen umringt speit dieser Drache in unregelma?igen Abstanden Feuer.
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Sculpture is rather ugly, but it's a symbol of the town and castle, so that's a must see. You can see it breathing fire, which is cool.
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One of the main attractions in the city. Wait to see the fire coming out of the dragon
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It is well worth your visit. The dragon spits fire approximately every 3 minutes.
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Merece la pena su visita. El dragon escupe fuego cada aproximadamente 3 minutos.
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Pretty cool statue - it breathes fire every five minutes automatically. When I visited it was crowded with tourists, particularly children climbing all over the base of the statue. Still a neat place to wander by though.
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Nice statue. Lot of details and the fire is great touch. The cave is very cool.
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Awe looking metal fire-breathing dragon looks as if it was pulled right from the fable it originates from. Every 15 minutes the dragon gets a stomach ache and spews out fire for 5 seconds from his mouth. Great attraction for kids or people who get over excited about the little things in life.
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Nice statue, it breath fire sometimes. Just wait for it )
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Recreation historical very well done - next To a museum arts contemporary
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Recreacion historica muy bien realizada- Al lado un museo se artes contemporaneas
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Irreproachable make you pay for the entrance
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Ineccepibile far pagare l'ingresso
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Picturesque statue of Smok Wawelski (Dragon from Wawel Hill). It throws a flame occasionally. Kids love climbing its basement.
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The whole Wawel is one of the cultural highlights of Krakow. A trip here is worthwhile in any case!
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Der ganze Wawel ist einer der kulturellen Höhepunkte in Krakow. Eine Reise hierher lohnt sich in jedem Fall!
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Cruise on the Vistula. ..boskoo
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Rejs po Wiśle. ..boskoo
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Worth seeing if you're in Kraków, an attraction for all, as the Legendary Wawel dragon is breathing fire every few minutes.
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During the day he spits up after about 5 Miniten fire. In the evening I had to in vain to a 2. We'll have to wait.
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Tagsüber spuckt er nach ca. 5 Miniten Feuer. Am Abend musste ich vergeblich auf ein 2. Mal warten.
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I found it rather calmly!
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Ich fand es eher unaufgeregt!
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This emaciated little dragon ... But so cool attraction
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Trochę zabiedzony ten smok... Ale i tak fajna atrakcja
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Cool fire-breathing dragon. Attraction for children.
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Fajny smok ziejacy ogniem. Atrakcja dla dzieci.
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Have you seen the dragon? 
Wawel castle is a must see once you arrived in Krakow. 
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dragon that spits fire, that leaves the alternative form. well worth a visit, but the castle and the area adjacent. very recomnedable krakow
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dragon que escupe fuego, sale de forma alternativa. merece la pena visitarlo pero mas el castillo y esa zona adyacente. muy recomnedable cracovia
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This is the statue of the very famous Wawel dragon. The statue shoots fire every now and than. 
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Each city has its legend. And so, Krakow has the dragon.
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Jede Stadt hat ihre Legende. Und so hat Krakau den Drachen.
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I thought it would be much more impressive, the statue is okay, but the "fire spitting" kind of let mr down
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