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Krakow for young kids

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Krakow for young kids
Engage your children in history, visit four-legged Cracovians, say hello to Wawel Dragon or take a plunge into the swimming pool.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Smocza Jama (Dragon's Cave)
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Smocza Jama (Dragon's Cave)

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)
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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path leads to the top, approximately 326 meters (1,070 feet) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Barbican (Barbakan)
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The Barbican (Barbakan)

Styled after Arab defensive architecture, this masterpiece of medieval military engineering with its circular fortress was added to the city's fortifications in the late 15th century.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)
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Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)

Krakow Zoo’s 17 hectares (42 acres) accommodate more than 1,400 animals. Its most prized residents include herds of pygmy hippopotamus and Przewalski horses, Somali wild ass, Pere David's deer, barasingha, South American tapir, white camel, South American sea lions, several species of wild cats and rare antelopes such as addax, eastern bongo and waterbuck.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Park Wodny
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Park Wodny

Fun for the whole family: sauna, water massage, jacuzzi, climbing walls and 800 meters (2,624 feet) of twisting slides.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours

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