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Royal Castle

Pl. Zamkowy 4, Warsaw, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48 22-657-21-70
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Ranked #15 of 148 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: Serving as the central building of the Polish Commonwealth for many centuries, this castle was rebuilt after it was dynamited by German troops after... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Its incredible they completely rebuilt this building & replaced a lot of the artifacts but most of the rooms do not have a lot in them. The rooms are decorated magnificently with loads of guilt on the walls & ceilings & plenty of paintings but it lacks a lot of furniture & seemed empty & lifeless. Its not expensive to... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The royal castle was rebuild after WWII, in an absolutely beautiful fashion! It's situated in Old Town and that is noticable by all the colors. It's facing a big square with views over the riverside and the stadium. I was here on a sunday, when the admission for the royal castle is free! It was quite a happy surprise, as... More

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Basehor, Kansas
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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Since the building was recently reconstructed it lacks the appearance of the typical European Palaces. However, once inside you are taken back several centuries and don't feel like your in a modern building. The art and furnishing are fabulous.....the short video is a must see for all who what a capsulized historical account of the castle. Well worth the visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This summer I visited the Royal Castle for the first time. I must say I was stunned by the wonderful interiors and the fabulous art collection!

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Devon, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Would definitely recommend watching the brief videos shown in the basement of the castle- THE ROYAL CASTLE- FROM DESTRUCTION TO RECONSTRUCTION which is free of charge. This really puts your visit into Warsaw's old town into perspective and you get to understand what an amazing restoration project the old town is. The video showing the castle history from 1939-1945 was... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing they got so many items out of castle before it was bombed. This is beautiful. No gardens but still good tour. This is still actively used by government. Worth a trip, its not a long tour, budget 1 hour.

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Essex, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great history lesson. Very reasonable entry. If you can read Polish or English you don't need to spend money on the tour or the headsets as everything is very well explained in plaques along the way. Much of the art work is original works which were hidden before the uprising.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had planned to visit the Royal Castle on Sunday and found that it is free on that day. You get to tour all of it. The rooms have been redone very well since it's destruction during the war. I was a little disappointed in the exterior. It doesn't have the look of a royal castle. But the interior is... More

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Warszawa, Polska
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352 reviews 352 reviews
269 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Many people just visit the exteriors of the Castle, but do not find the time to go inside. That's a miss, as they are better from the outside architecture. You will also have the chance to view som of the better art in Poland.

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Porto, Portugal
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place is amazing. This Castle is extremly beautiful ont he outside, but also in the inside. The surrounding area is also terrific.

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