Royal Castle,Wawel Hill, detail of frescos on upper floor of courtyard
Contributor:dcphoto / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5906 x 3937 px | 50 x 33.3 cm | 19.7 x 13.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:10 January 2014
Location:krakow, Małopolska, Poland
The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. In the 14th century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland. Their reign saw the addition of the tower called the Hen's Foot (Kurza Stopka) and the Danish Tower. The Jadwiga and Jogaila Chamber, in which the sword Szczerbiec, was used in coronation ceremonies, is exhibited today and is another remnant of this period.