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Royal Castle

Pl. Zamkowy 4, Warsaw, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48 22-657-21-70
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Ranked #14 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely castle, that contains some history on Warsaw and the royalty of Poland, its also free on Sundays, defiantly worth a visit

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The castle is worth a look and there is also a really interesting exhibition downstairs about the rebuilding after the war and the efforts of the people to hide, protect and conserve it. My only criticism is the staff within the castle. I realise they are there to keep an eye on things but I felt really watched and even... More

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Phila, PA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a pretty castle and they have done a nice job replicating the original that was completely destroyed during WWII. One of the better landmarks in Warsaw.

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Vancouver, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
80 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a super visit here. Lot to see. Great presentation in the basement of the history of the building, one of those multi-media things. Very well done.

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Athens, Greece
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A wonderful place. A place of memory. And the most admirably is that the polish people succeed to rebuilt it after the bombardment from the Germans.

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Esher, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you only want to see one of the castles, make sure it's this one. Beautiful palatial rooms, interesting history. Enjoyed this much more than Wilanow. Included in basic ticket was the tin-roofed palace (section at side of castle) which you should make sure you see. I think many visitors miss it but it is also well worth seeing.

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Poltava, Ukraine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You definitely must visit this place to see how polish kings lived. This building was completely destroyed in 1944 and than renewed after war. And walking inside of it I felt that it is not original. But I am not sure if I would that if I didn't know that. Still I liked it, especially short film about castle's history,... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Once again I am amazed how Warsaw has rebuilt itself after total destruction. The castle is beautiful. There are information write ups in each room. In English. We enjoyed walking from room to room on our own. There were lots of school groups but all very well behaved. You can spend as much time as you like looking at the... More

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Adelaide, South Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very beautiful. The guides were exceptional in their knowledge but got a bit bored with the history as it was difficult to remember it all. Probably too much information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This rates at the top of castles around the world. A must see! Has been beautifully reconstructed and preserved.

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