Wawel Castle, having deep roots in Poland's political history, holds the bodies of the countries past kings, military leaders, and national poets. The complex, in Poland's southern city of Krakow, consists of a castle, cathedral, and various fortifications.
The recent death of Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and plans to bury him in Wawel led to divisions across the nation. While the country was largely unified in it's mourning of the President's death, some questioned whether he
was worthy of being buried amongst kings. With campaigns against the decision and protests in the streets, others claimed that Kaczynski would not have been considered for Wawel if he had passed under natural causes.
Despite the resistence, Lech and his wife Maria were eventually buried in Wawel castle.