Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

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Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Polish: Zamek Królewski w Warszawie) is a castle residency that formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. Initially the complex served as the residence of the Dukes of Masovia, and since the sixteenth century, the seat of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth: the King and Parliament. In its long history the Royal Castle was repeatedly plundered and devastated by the invading Swedish, Brandenburgian, Prussian and Tsarist armies. Burned and looted by the Nazi Germans following the Invasion of Poland in 1939 and almost completely destroyed in 1944 after the failed Warsaw Uprising, the Castle was completely rebuilt and reconstructed. Reconstruction of the castle carried out in 1971–1984 was led by the Civic Committee, responsible for the reconstruction of Warsaw. In 1980, the Royal Castle, together with the Old Town was registered as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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4.5
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,649 contributions
Nov 2021
Visited here last week and was stunned by the grandeur of the interior – more like a palace than a castle. I was very lucky in that entrance to the castle was free throughout November so I did not have to pay for the tour (which is self-guided) Although there was an option to purchase an extra audio tour (which I did not bother with as I was a little limed for time). There was a slight wait upon arrival as they were limiting numbers (there were several groups of school children, but I'm wondering whether this was due to the fact that entrance was free this month) but I was very soon inside. There is a cloakroom at the start and then you simply follow the route around the castle taking in the many gorgeous and opulent rooms adorned with beautiful paintings and artefacts. There was also an orchestra playing. You can also walk around the gardens outside. I would allow a good hour here at least.
Written December 4, 2021
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC657 contributions
Jul 2019
An excellent effort to rebuild and return Warsaw and it's royal history to its former glory. Museum is worth a visit, although recommend not bringing kids under 12 years old. An audio guide is very helpful to have, otherwise it's difficult to decipher alot of the meaning and history of what you're seeing. Unfortunately, many of the royal treasures were looted and lost during World War II, but they've done a fantastic job reenacting every room. It's right in the center of Castle Square and when you're done there are plenty of places to get a meal or sit in the shade and relax.
Written February 25, 2020
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Juli F
Crawley, UK83 contributions
Dec 2019
The castle did not look like it was very big from the outside, so we did not think there would actually be very much to see, but once inside it was an incredible surprise! Completely reconstructed after the war, it was just stunning. The audio guide was invaluable in helping us to learn about its history and the efforts to save items such as its artwork. Wherever possible, fragments of the original castle were included in the reconstruction. It was a very poignant and inspiring tribute to the resilience of the Polish people and how much effort they have put in to rebuilding Warsaw.
Written January 2, 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Feb 2020
It is a beautiful place. As Warsaw was almost totally destructed during II World War, it needed to be built from the foundations. But great job was done and it looks really great nowadays. Inside you will find a lot of art masterpieces, definitely worth seeing. It is a must for any visitors in Warsaw. I cannot give five stars though, because of the staff attitude. Smile costs nothing - lesson which most of them should be tought. Visitors are not asking the questions because they are horrible people, they ask them, because they want to learn something...
Written February 4, 2020
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Dear Halcatra, Thank you so much for your review. And we do agree that smile cost nothing. And we are sorry that you had this experience. We will be working on this, and thank you again for the feedback. Constructive criticism is crucial to improvement. All the best from Warsaw and hopefully see you again.
Written October 22, 2020
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Vlad C
Bucharest, Romania60 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is right in the hear of old town and deserves a visit. People talk about Versailles castle but I liked this one better. It has some unique stuff and it is very tasteful and not over the top. A great way to fill in a couple of hours.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hentonn
Warsaw, Poland1,729 contributions
Jan 2020
The castel was official residence of the Polish kings. Sometimes was robbed by the invadors. During the partitions of Poland in 19th century majority of the collections were taken to Russia. Some things returned to Poland after the WW1. The castle was in flames in September 1939. Polish people were trying to salvage the most precious art collections. During the occupation many things were dismantled and taken away to Germany. In October 1939 Hitler issued the order to blow up the castle. It was blasted by German sappers in September 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. Reconstructed very precisely, some original things returned to its interiors. Nice apartments, beautiful sculpurtes, Canaletto, Lanckoronski collections with two Rembrand's paintings. Constitution of 3 May 1791, the first one in Europe. Audioguide recomended. The castle as a part of Old Town is on the UNESCO list as 'an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century'.
Written January 11, 2020
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Andrei F.
Poznan, Poland6 contributions
Jul 2021
Very interesting tour, beautiful rooms and art - especially Canaletto paintings of Warsaw. It's a pleasure to see the castle in such a state, given its history. The ticket prices are a bit high though.
A Rembrandt exhibition is also worthwile.
Written August 3, 2021
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GlynisJF
Kempston, UK15 contributions
Nov 2019
Ornately decorated with interesting architecture. There is a cloakroom for your coats to make the visit more comfortable. Lots of rooms to explore, it takes a while. There is also a gift shop with a large range of gifts and souvinirs.
Written February 9, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Jul 2019 • Business
Not your typical museum, but rather a rebuilt Royal Palace and refurnished similar to what it looked like before being destroyed during WW2. Although not loaded with things to view, it is elegant and magnificent.
Written July 17, 2019
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Hong Kong, China4,215 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
You will easily find this red brick Zamek Królewski (Royal Castle) when you get to Old town. I was built in the 15th century for Polish monarchs but it was destroyed after World War II and restored like other medieval buildings in Old Town after the war. some of the paintings were returned, included Rembrandts but do not expect a large collection here, I was in fact kind of disappointed as the palace is quiet empty.. I particularly like the floor pattern on this palace, it's unique! The Marble Room and The Conference Room and the European Monarchs' Portraiture Room are the most glamour part .
This is the top three must visit in Warsaw, and don't miss it.

Written August 31, 2019
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