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Grobowiec Kościuszki Kraków

Kościuszkos sarcophagus, Wawel Castle, Krakow

Wawel, 31-001 Kraków Tourist region: Kraków i okolice
tel. +48 124299516
In the underground vault of the Wawel Cathedral lies st. Leonard's Roman crypt. It marks the beginning of a tour of the Royal Tombs.
In the middle there is a grave of bishop Maur, who died in 1118, discovered in 1938 during archaeological examination. The crypts also entomb other personae who are regarded as national heroes: King John III Sobieski, Queen Marie Casimire, Prince Józef Poniatowski and Marshal Władysław Sikorski. The vault also features a magnificent sarcophagus of Tadeusz Kościuszko. In 1977 a bronze commemorative plaque was placed next to it, as a gift from the American Congress on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Saratoga.