Weekend in Krakow - Wawel Hill and Around

We made our way back across the river from Podgórze and climbed Wawel Hill to see the cathedral and castle at the summit.  On the way up, we were impressed with the silhouettes of gargoyles and statues against the sunny backdrop.
We passed through a grand castle courtyard (the interior parts of the castle weren't open because we had unfortunately timed our visit for a Monday).
We sat for a moment inside the fortified wall of the castle.
We walked around the perimeter and admired the whimsical structures.
We decided to sit down and drink a beer outside despite the bracing temperature.  Sitting in the shadow of the Wawel Hill towers was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.
We continued our walk around the perimeter and I noticed a scale model of Wawel Hill.  I couldn't resist taking a picture of the scale model with a backdrop of the real thing.
The pointy towers of the castle and cathedral were lovely to behold from a variety of angles.
We managed to sneak our way into the cathedral by blending in with a tour group.  Never mind that it wasn't an English speaking tour...We were in!  We spent some time checking out the impressive interior (no photographs allowed) and then burst forth back into the sunlight.  We smiled at the statue of Krakow's own Pope John Paul II just across from the cathedral entrance.
Our brief visit to Krakow was quickly coming to a close.  We headed for Restauracja pod Baranem for our final meal in town.
The mushroom soup served in a seeded loaf of bread was a highlight of the meal.
We made our way once more under cover of darkness by train back to the airport and our return flight to Dublin.

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