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Posted on styczeń 22, 2018 | 0 comments

WAWEL HILL AT A GLANCE

WAWEL HILL AT A GLANCE

Wawel Hill -it is a Jurassic limestone rock  formed about 150 million years ago.

Situated on the bank of the Vistula river used to be surrounded by waters and marshes therefore people, who have settled there since the Paleolithic Age ,could feel very safe . It is supposed that the Slav people started living on Wawel hill as early as the 7th century.

In the 9th century it became the  fortress of the Wiślanie tribe. The first historical ruler of Poland, Mieszko I of the Piast dynasty as well as his successors chose Wawel Hill as one of their residences.

During the reign of Casimir the Restorer  Wawel became a significant political and administrative centre for the Polish State.

This short post is just to give you a  very first flavour of this incredible place which I absolutely adore 🙂

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