Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

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Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
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Historic Sites • Castles • History Museums
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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
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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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Witoldzio
Manhattan, KS591 contributions
The castle is amazing, a major achievement of the nation after the destruction of Warsaw by Germans in 1945. However, the way it is currently operated is that hundreds of people are gathering outside the entrance, without any guidance how to get in, just getting communally upset at each other.
I think in one of the country's main attractions, Poland can do better than that. There should be a separate entrance for school groups, separate for individual tourists, there even could be a sign in English somewhere.
Written May 25, 2022
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,565 contributions
Solo
I did the royal route today with the headphones. It was all pretty cool and somewhat interesting but alot of information to take it. Well I enjoyed 1.5 hours in there for 40 zloty.
Written May 22, 2022
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Thank you for your review and visit. So, the conclusion is that you have to revisit us.😉 All the best, and we hope to see you soon.
Written May 23, 2022
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,958 contributions
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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Dear Sellest, Thank you so much for your visit and this lovely review. In November, we had some limitations due to the Covid restrictions. You should come back and see the gardens in full bloom. 🌹 Thank you one more time, All the best, and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written May 23, 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK946 contributions
Couples
Beautiful building if viewed from Castle Square, but it's even more impressive when viewed from the River. The gardens at the front are also beautiful and can be walked around for free. Spectacular building.
Written October 19, 2021
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Dear MrMrsHappyR, 🌹Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the review and your visit. Hopefully, see you soon! All the best!
Written May 23, 2022
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Andrei F.
Poznan, Poland6 contributions
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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Thank you so much for your visit! Hopefully to see you again. All the best!
Written May 23, 2022
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
The old palace was nearly completely destroyed, but they managed to rebuild it, using every small piece of stone or decoration they could save.
Written November 20, 2020
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Thank you for your review, and hopefully, see you soon!
Written February 9, 2021
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Cheryl L
Cheshire, UK346 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed our visit here, lots to see and explore. The castle is in a fabulous location and has lovely gardens to sit and relax in. Highly recommend this place
Written August 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for your comment. Hopefully, see you next time! All the best.
Written October 16, 2020
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,969 contributions
One of the first exhibits you see upon starting the self-guided tour of the Royal Castle is a multi-media presentation showing the complete destruction of the building which took place in October 1944. The current building rose from a pile of rubble and parts that were able to be salvaged have been incorporated into the structure including some of the finishes in the grand staterooms. The restoration work is remarkable with many of the rooms feeling like they truly date back several hundred years. Be sure to take the escalators down to the vaulted Kubicki Arcades and walk back up through the original stone passageway which is to the left of the escalators as you look at them from the arcade. Also be sure to view the incredible art collection including two stunning Rembrandts.
Written March 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for your comment. Hopefully see you again. Best from Zamek!
Written October 17, 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC664 contributions
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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Greek Tours Poland
Warsaw, Poland86 contributions
Family
The castle is awesome and also the history of destruction and rebuild from the ashes. There are amazing pieces of art In the castle. It is also free to visit the whole November. It worth to get an audio guide in English. For the Greek people we offer a greek-speaking live guide.

I was with my kid which it was 7 years old. It was boring for his age and at some point he wanted to leave.
Written February 23, 2020
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