I had planned to spend quite a bit of time in the Armoury of the Castle at Wawel which has an amazing collection of military goodies including some wonderful suits of armour from the Winged Hussars. Wawel itself is beautiful, overlooking the Vistula and the old town with some amazing views. There is lots to do including the Basilica, Cathedral and tombs but the Armoury was the main attraction for me.
The only disappointment was that photos are not allowed and there are plenty of people wondering around to enforce this. So just to give you a flavor below are a couple of shots from the guide book forgive the quality.
Wawel was completed a bit quicker than expected so over a coffee I suggested that the Polish National Museum might be nice, it was this side of town and had the advantage that it was inside and today was set to rain a little. To my surprise it was quickly agreed and we set off. I was pleased on arrival to see there was a temporary exhibition at no extra cost on the "Art of the Polish Legions" based on the Legions in the Russo-Polish war 1918 -1919 for the most part. Better and Better. We hired the audio guide confirmed Photos were OK but no flash and set off. I should point out at this stage that cost of the Audio and the Museum worked out at about £2.40 each so a good deal I thought.
I have to say the National Museum was amazing. The Military section takes you from the dark ages through to end of the 18.00's, focusing quite a lot on the renaissance period and also the Napoleonic period. Some of the exhibits were stunning. I will let you decide for yourself.