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The pink building of the Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) rebuilt in 1970' is probably the best known landmark of Warsaw. From the outside it is a simple, huge five-wing early Baroque structure with a tall clock-tower. It's painted in unique colour but... looks somewhat strange down (not up) the Castle Square and adjacent to more beautiful, decorative tenement houses. The front tower is called the Sigismund's Tower or Clock Tower after the closk installed in 1622.

For unknown reasons it's called a castle instead of palace. There are no defensive bastions, towers, no moats and other defensive stractures typical for every castle. Probably the first wooden structure on this place (seat of Masovian dukes) built in 14th century looked more castle-like.



Address: Plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Polska
Directions: In the southern edge of the Old Town and at the northern ent of the Royal Way (Krakowskie Przedmiescie St.). Map here (Zamek Krolewski).
othercontact: informacja@zamek-krolewski.com.p
Phone: +48 (22) 657 21 70
Website: http://www.zamek-krolewski.com.pl

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2006
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