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Royal Castle

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Address: Pl. Zamkowy 4, Warsaw, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22-657-21-70
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Description: Serving as the central building of the Polish Commonwealth for many...
Serving as the central building of the Polish Commonwealth for many centuries, this castle was rebuilt after it was dynamited by German troops after the Warsaw uprising, and has been rebuilt to recreate the original castle's 17th-century architecture and interiors.
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You cannot believe that this Castle was rebuilt after the 2nd world war, it looks like it has Benn there for hundreds of years. Tour of castle excellent and great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You cannot believe that this Castle was rebuilt after the 2nd world war, it looks like it has Benn there for hundreds of years. Tour of castle excellent and great value.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very nice museum, depicting how Polish royalty used to live. The castle itself was mostly renovated, but it provides a good example of how royalty lived, and the history is well-presented. On my visit there was a classical orchestra rehearsing in one of the halls, which gave it another authentic flavor... Very recommended!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It is a real suprise to find out that after this was bombed in the original blitzcreig it waws rebuilt after the war during the russian occupation but it looks so old and original and the interior is superb in every detail. This dominates the Old Town and is unmissable

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is amazing how this building was destroyed during WWII but many of the paintings were saved and historians have worked diligently to restore the castle to its former appearance based on old photographs and artwork and furniture that was saved. I definitely recommend visiting- many beautiful rooms and paintings, but the history of the building and how people worked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been to see the Royal castle on a Sunday and it was free. It was amazing how the rebuilt the place from the total destruction during WWII. I had a quick look around and probably I should have taken the audio guide to understand more about the paintings and its history. I will say it's worth a visit... More 

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colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A trip to Old Town would not be complete without an hour or two in the Castle. The room descriptions are well done and the guards helpful. An added bonus: the art gallery is small but a nice variety of paintings, bronzes, wood carvings, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Must see for art lovers. Gallery inside contains paitings, rugs, cutlery. Its national monument of Poland. Royal residence for the last Polish kings. In the castle's interiors u can really feel like 200 years ago.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Although the décor was fantastic the staff were terrible, we felt rushed around and chased out by the staff. Everything appeared to be an inconvenience for them.

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Leuv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They did a great job. The palace is one of the remainders of the impressive period before the wars. It is a rare symbol of the past, after that dreadful destruction of a whole country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The old town of Warsaw was obliterated in WWI and restored after the war but it wasn't until the fall of communism that the castle was restored. That they have managed to restore it in such painstaking detail is the most interesting thing about it - the upholstered panel behind the throne with the embroidered gold Polish eagles was recreated... More 

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