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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

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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Close to both Old Town Market and in the heart of tourist and historical area

This is a happening place in Warsaw with castles, monuments, obelisks, palaces, historical churches and more. It is an area that was largely destroyed by the Nazi's in WWII so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a happening place in Warsaw with castles, monuments, obelisks, palaces, historical churches and more. It is an area that was largely destroyed by the Nazi's in WWII so many of the buildings have been entirely rebuilt, including the Castle which is a main focal point in the square. It is very close to the Old Town Market which... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Charming example of Old World Warsaw, historic architecture and a bustling tourist destination filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and tours. Head here if you want to see stunning views, do a little shopping or enjoy a stroll through historic Warsaw!

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a lot going on all the time in that area. There are a lot of attractions and so many great restaurants for all.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its hard to believe that so much of the square was destroyed in 1939 during WWII. It's great that the area has been rebuilt with shops and restaurants. It's always packed with both tourists and locals. It's also nicely decorated for the Christmas holiday! While you are there, be sure to take a tour of the castle. It's free on... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty reconstructed square at the centre of the Old Town. It's very tourist-friendly and should be enjoyed as such. Plenty of places to eat and drink as well as people watch. It serves as a good base for exploring the city. It's very safe in that it is not rowdy and has many school trips visiting during the day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I managed to take my best photos here. it is picturesque all times of the day. don't miss visiting it.

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning square at the entrance to the Old Town with views all over the Vistula river and the City Centre from the viewing tower (5zl)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It somehow reminds me of the Red Square, in Russia, where the Saint Basil Cathedral is. Maybe because of the colorful buildings. Beautiful place for pictures, in a central area, full of history. There's the a museum, Zygmunt Colum, and other attractions to see.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square where usually everyone starts his journey to the Old Town. Nice place for local people to gather for some entertaining events, dances or just for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Square is a must-see area of the Old Town of Warsaw. It was mostly destroyed but has been rebuilt in historic form. There's a huge museum you can explore or just hang out in the Square where boisterous crowds are entertained by performers. Very family friendly and fun. I highly recommend exploring this part of Warsaw. (It's also where... More 

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