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“There is free admission one day ... I don't remember which day ...” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Castle
Pl. Zamkowy 4, Warsaw, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48 22-657-21-70
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Ranked #16 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
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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“There is free admission one day ... I don't remember which day ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Hmm, I think Sunday afternoons you can get in for free, but I'm not certain. It is overpriced otherwise. You must go dwn to the basement first to drop off coats and bags etc. It is a lot to take in, and obviously it ha been rebuilt as the Nazi's dynamited it during WWII. If you are interested in history, it's worth the visit, but not worth the entrance fee in my opinion.

Visited May 2011
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Wonderfully presented with an excellent audio guide. A stunning place- don't miss it!

Visited April 2012
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“Painstakingly restored to it’s former splendour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The Royal Castle in Warsaw was the official residence of the Polish monarchs until 1795. It is located at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland date from the 16th century.
After the devastation done by Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Castle was rebuilt and reconstructed. The reconstructed interiors were opened to the general public in 1984. In 1980, Royal Castle, together with the Old Town was registry in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visited April 2012
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“New Castle in Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Beautifully redone after the WWII destruction. I went for the tour on a Sunday and wasn't aware it was a free day. You can take a self-guided tour or guided. I did the self. Nice way to spend an afternoon

Visited March 2012
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The history behind its original construction and later reconstruction is very interesting.

Visited March 2012
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