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“Atmospheric” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)
Junction ul. Miodowa and Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #14 of 218 things to do in Warsaw
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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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“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

It is really a place to catch a glimpse of Warsaw. Very lively, but not really crowded, if you are lucky you can take part in one of musical events there.
Beautiful architecture, nice views, but surrounded by average restaurants. You can take a drink there, watching clowns, fire dancers, listening to Ukrainian, harmoshka, but if you really want to eat something it is not best recommendation.

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“Can just imagine this square in the summertime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I stayed at the Castle Inn located next to the Royal Castle on this square. It was full of people even in December when the sun went down. My daughter and I heard music being played and saw a fire baton twirler one night. During the day, horse drawn carriages take visitors on rides around Old Town. Also you can see the big sports arena from this square.

Visited December 2011
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“Beginng of Royal Track”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you remember that Warsaw Old Town including Royal Castle and Sigmuntus Column were completely destroyed by bombing by Hitler during the 2nd World War than you can understand how big efford was done to rebild all of it! The harmony of elements composed in Castle Square creates very nice place. A bit closed and a bit open that makes a good balance - maybe it is a reason why lots of people used to treat it as a favourite meeting point!

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“Where your journey in Old Town starts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

This is where most people start their visit of Old Town. You can go for a tour by horse carriage, watch all the tourists arriving or just listen to the street musicians. There are a lot of restaurants along the square also.

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