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Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: Junction ul. Miodowa and Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland
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Located in Old Town, this picturesque open plaza was built in 1821 and...

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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Part of your visit to Old town

This will most likely be your start or end of your visit to Old Town or perhaps both if you participate in a walking tour. Bustling square with magnificent buildings on the... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This will most likely be your start or end of your visit to Old Town or perhaps both if you participate in a walking tour. Bustling square with magnificent buildings on the perimeter. Good place to people watch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must if ever in Warsaw, but nothing more than that. I would recommend to visit Trattoria Ruccola an Italian restaurant close by in the street of Miodowa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Castle Square is a rather active place during daytime, when you can sit in any of the coffees and watch the world go by. In the evening it becomes more beautiful. Thanks to the special lighting and actors that show up (mainly with fire acts) the place turns magical. You can spend some time there and really enjoy yourself

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Castle Square is a significant square overlooked by the Royal Castle and other historic buildings in the Old Town of Warsaw and is the start of the Royal Route which runs south of the square. The famous Sigismund's Column is based here. The area gets overwhelmed by tourists but it is understandable because of the wealth of sights around Castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All of Warsaw is interesting architecturally, historically and people wise. Like the other squares and historic areas, Castle Square again provides that old European feeling that has not given way to the modern.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of visitors to see the castle, cathedral, and numerous museums. History buffs would like the stories associated with the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere. There are many musicians and other entertainers here, plus a market area with food stalls at the side of the entrance to the square. In addition, the view is decent towards the sports stadiums. It also is the start (or end) of a walk through the old town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the tours and tourists start their visit of the Old Town here. Entertainers play and performers welcome the visitors, as the wide stage provides enough space to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Square sits in front of the Royal Castle where the royalty of Poland used to reside. It has been the site for many historic events, mostly military in nature, which ended in bloodshed. Today it is mainly a tourist attraction and is the beginning of your tour of Old Town. Great place to eat and drink before starting off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a Hop On Hop Off bus stop and taxi stand right in front of the Square, so this is the place to start your adventures in Old Town. Beautiful Royal Palace, massive King Sigismund's Column right in the middle of Square and of course hundreds of people. Definitely worth of visit

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