Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), Warsaw

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Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) sits just in front of what used to be the Polish royal family's residence and attracts both locals and visitors as a convenient central meeting place. Sigismund's Column in the square, a famous monument in Poland, commemorates one of the country's great kings. The triangular-shaped plaza serves as the starting place for the Royal Road, which stretches south from here. The square is frequently abuzz with activity, such as street performers, concerts, protests, and tour groups. Use our Warsaw online trip planner to visit Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) on your trip to Warsaw, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The old town offers Gothic churches, Renaissance palaces and avenues which lead to numerous cafes and restaurants. Meeting point between the old town and the new castle was razed by the Nazis, rebuilt in 1984 inside you can admire the original furniture, splendid halls, corridors, the picture collection with two works by Rembrandt and grounds Kubicki
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  • It was also carefully reconstructed and inside this monumental building there is an astonishing museum which is daily open. I think on Sundays the entrance is for free.  more »
  • main touristic place, have to be here! great view of the city, and also used to be decorated for New Year party! Amazing square to celebrate magic day!  more »

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