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Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

Address: Junction ul. Miodowa and Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #11 of 144 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in Old Town, this picturesque open plaza was built in 1821 and features the King Zygmunt...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in Old Town, this picturesque open plaza was built in 1821 and features the King Zygmunt III column in its center.

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Oss, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This square is right at the heart of the city. From here you can enter the old city, which is a must see when you are in Warsaw. Walk the other direction and you enter the nowy swiat which leads you to the new city centre. The nowy swiat is also a must see street, with a lot of nice... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Many opportunties to take excellent pictures. The castle is newer thatn the old forticifications but still offers nice sights.

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Moscow, Russia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a really big square with a net of small streets of old town. There always are lots of people walking around. A small market is located next to the castle.

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Minsk, Belarus
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was here twice (first time at spring). And second time (30th of December) there was an amazing weather (few degrees below zero, snow and clear sky). Illumination of the Royal castle is amazing! Just see some photos:

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Long Island, NY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This square is wonderful during the Christmas season. The area is replete with holiday lights and the centerpiece is a spectacular several stories high Christmas tree with changing light patterns and huge lighted presents underneath. It is a hub area, with the old,town and Rynek on one side, Nowy Swiat on another, and the entrance to the Christmas market a... More 

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Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you go to the Old Town in Warsaw, you will be in Plac Zamkowy. It is where the old castle is, and your hostel or hotel or business trip or anything will inevitably lead you there. It is a beautiful square with food everywhere, it is where all of the tours start, and it is at the end of... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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329 reviews 329 reviews
105 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On Dec. 6, the lights on the large Christmas tree were turned on. The start of the illumination marks the opening of the Christmas season.

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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We here was at day and evening,so if you want see Christmas tree,better go in evening. Nearly castle squere working Christmas market(hot wine was amazing).

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Berlin
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Did you know that this square has been totally rebuilt (as much of Warsaw) according to old paintings? It makes this grand setting even more spectacular when you know that all of it had been destroyed in WWII and perfectly reconstructed under truly difficult circumstances of post-war Poland. You will always like to come back when you explore the city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It was very cold, but it was beautiful! We have -8 C today.... The square is easiyl accessible, and from it you have a panorama of the Royal Palace, the Zygmunt Column, and several churches, such as the Cathedral of St. John. I strongly recommend to go "up" the viewing tower for a spectacular view of the Warsaw Old City.

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