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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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Great place to people watch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fillmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a large square with enough pace to rest, dine, have a drink or shop. It leads to the Old Town and its quaint shops and eateries. Enjoy the atmosphere here specially in good weather

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must see while in Warsaw. located at the top of the Market Square, there are plenty of eateries and shops to meet everyone's tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite amazing!!! The ambient is really nice, the street is clean, the buildings are well taking care! When we went there it was during a NATO meeting, so there were police everywhere, which limited a bit and a lot of police and press cars next to amazing builds, quite bad that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is on the way to the old town and is probably where most tourists get off their busses. Great atmosphere and is a wide open space where you can take in your surroundings.

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