King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta), Warsaw

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  • August 19, 2017
    In this King, who lived in the 17TH century, it got Calderón de la Barca to write your drama, "life is a dream". The statue is more than that, not a statue, but it is curious that, while Poland so far, got you the news to our playwright. Remember: "dreams of the rich in their wealth, that offers more care;" dreams of the poor who suffer their misery and poverty; dreams to prosper starts, dreams that busy and aims to, dream which does wrong and offend, and worldwide, in conclusion, everyone dream of what they are, but none understood it. I dream that I'm here, destas prisons charged; and I dreamed that I was in another State more flattering. What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction, and the largest is small; "life is a dream, and dreams, dreams are."
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  • August 16, 2017
    Sigismund's column is another of the symbols of Warsaw. You can not imagine without the Castle Square. And it brings the visitors the history of the Polish.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a column you see the first time you reach the castle square. It is not something special but this column dominated the square.  more »
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  • A journey into an elegant historical era. Always worth a visit for the many sights I've been to wander through the Old Town a couple more times since my first visit in 2015, and it always lures me back. It's a vibrant place with a rich atmosphere. You can find new sights and sounds aplenty, or once again appreciate the old favourites. The churches dotted around the square are breathtaking, the old buildings possess fine architecture and colour, the choices of food at all the cafes, the gift shops - they liven up and lend character and a lived-in feeling to the city. Places that suit almost any taste can be found here. This Old Town and square are not as large as the one in Krakow, but it is more charming, being cosier and more intimate. Nightlife is bright and colourful, accommodation is within easy reach and lots to photograph that holds artistic and historical interest can be found here. I'll be back, and hope to have many more good experiences and great photographs to remember them by.
  • Nice place in old town in warsaw to seat down and relax with good beer or cup of coffee
  • Old town in Warsaw was rebuilt after the war, but it is still nice and cozy. I was surprised that during the Christmas market there is not many people there. But it is more populated during the summer. Around you can find many nice restaurants with good Polish and international cuisine.
  • Plac Zamkowy is one of the must see's in Warsaw
  • Great historic place in the Warsaw old town to take pictures or sit and relax.

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