Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, southern Poland is starting a series of virtual walks, the first opens to participants from Saturday, the next will be available from Sunday and Monday respectively.
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The first presents the exhibition “The art of the East: Turkish tents.” From Sunday, the Castle will show the Royal Vault, while from Monday – archaeology-architecture preserved in the remnants of St. Gereon basilica.
During the walk, it will be possible to stroll from one object to another, zoom in to look at them and read descriptions. We want the parts of our exposition that are kind of showpieces, to become closer to visitors and encourage them to see the Castle after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Andrzej Betlej, the director of Wawel Royal Castle said.
During the first walk, visitors will be able to see the Turkish tents, ceramics, and armaments. In the Royal Vault, it will be possible to see the ornamented cloak of King Jan III Sobieski gifted by French king Louis XIV, the 17th-century chainmail made of brass rings as well as the legendary Polish coronation sword Szczerbiec.
The third walk allows visitors to see the archaeological collection opened in July 2020, which includes the remains of the old Romanesque church under the location of Saint Gereon basilica, which was changed into the chapel of St. Mary of Egypt.
The walks will be available in both Polish and English languages, on the website of Wawel Royal Castle.