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Wawel (Polish Wzgórze wawelskie or for short Wawel) is the name of a lime hillock situated on the left bank of the Vistula in Krakow, Poland at an altitude of 228 metres above sea level.

This is a symbolic place of great significance for all Polish people. The Royal Castle and the Cathedral are situated on the Hill. Polish Royality and many distinguished Poles are interred in the Cathedral and royal coronations took place there.

Remains of settlement from the 4th century.