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Enclosed between the Old Town and the Royal Castle, Castle Square is steeped in history. Here was the gateway leading into the city called the Cracow Gate (Brama Krakowska). And it was here that in 1644 King Wladyslaw IV erected the column to glorify his father Zygmunt III Waza, who is best known for moving the capital of Poland from Cracow to Warsaw. The column was designed by Constante Tencalla and modelled on the Italian columns in front of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome and Santa Eufemia in Milan. The statue of the king was sculpted by Clemente Molli. The column marks the border between the old Warsaw of the Middle Ages and its fast-developing new districts.
The square is now a favourite meeting place of dating couples, groups of cyclists and the centre of New Year Celebrations. Here, too, is Tourist Information where you can get maps of Warsaw and guidebooks.
Address: Plac Zamkowy
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