Sightseeing Warsaw: Royal Castle

Royal Castle in Warsaw is a monument to the National Culture of Poland. It was built by the King of Sigismund Vaza in 1598-1618 at the place where the castle of Mazovian princes was located in the Middle Ages. The royal castle had a form of a rectangle, was located on an artificial elevation and stand out against the background of the rest of the urban development due to the Sigismund Tower, which was in a height of 60 meters.

In the middle of the XVII century, during the Northern War and Swedish invasion, the castle was subjected to robbery and destruction. The last Polish king Stanislav Augustus, the last Polish king Stanislav Augustus, introduced the greatest contribution to the restoration of the dilapidated castle: Along the Vistals, a new wing of the castle in the style of neoclassicism was built, the old castle was renovated with new facilities, an extended library case was built. The next careful restoration of the castle was carried out in the interval between the two world wars.

At the beginning of World War II, the building was mined and faced with full systematic destruction. The place where the castle was located, was empty for almost 30 years, and in 1971 the Polish Sejm decided to restore the palace using the preserved photos and descriptions. Recovery work was carried out until 1988.

Now in the palace there is a museum, where Mateyo Brush, Belldot, Rembrandt, Bachcharelli and other paintings preserved after the war, and the collections of coins and carpets are exhibited. Halls of the palace (marble, knight, throne) luxuriously decorated. On the first floor there is a hall in which the seimants were held. All rooms of the lock are decorated with fine carvings on wood and stucco.

Sightseeing Warsaw Royal Castle

Castle Square Warsaw, elegant and beautiful
Royal Castle Warsaw was completely destroyed during the war

Opening hours: From October to April, the castle is open for tourists from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00, on Sundays from 11.00 to 16.00. From May to September, the castle works from Monday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 18.00, on Thursdays from 10.00 to 20.00, on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 18.00, on Sundays from 11.00 to 18.00. On Sundays, not all exhibition halls work: tourists can only get into the throne room, the royal library, see the paintings of Rembrandt, sculptures and articles of decorative and applied art. The castle does not work on the following days: November 1; 24, 25 and 31 December; January 1 and 6; 18, 19 and 20; The 1 of May; June 19. The castle is open on April 21; May 3; June 8; August 15. Ticket cost: Adiput ticket for adult costs 22 zł, preferential ticket – 15 zlotys. The cost of a family ticket with children under 17 is 14 zł, for children under 16 – 1 zloty. Tickets for a numismatic room are 13 zł, preferential – 7 zlotys. At the concerts passing in the castle, you can get 20 zł, preferential tickets – 15 zlotys, the cost of concerts of young musicians is 14 zlotys. On Sundays, the entrance to the castle is free. How to get: on the tram 13, 23, 26, 32 before Stare Miasto. Address: Plac Zamkowy 4, Warsaw

Sightseeing Warsaw Royal Castle

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