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"If something is destroyed - Re Build with Love" Royal Castle Tip by scottishvisitor

Royal Castle, Warsaw: 69 reviews and 181 photos

  The Royal Castle
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  • The Royal Castle - Warsaw
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Zamek Krolewski or Royal Castle with its Red Baroque Tower drew me back time after time. I sat on the steps of Zygmunta Kolumna and day dreamed about its historic past. The Castle started is long run in history as a stronghold of the Dukes of Madovia back in 1281. Much later King Zygmunt lll Vasa took the decision to move the Capital of Poland from Kracow to Warsaw a brick castle was constructed on the site of the old one in 1598 - 1619. During WWll the German Army burned down the castle in 1939 then blew it up completely in 1944. The Castle we see now was reconstructed in the 18th Centrury style in 1988. People came from all over Poland and beyond to help with the reconstruction of the very beautiful and moving building. As I sat on the steps looking at this great building I thought of the great humanitarian effort that went into rebuilding this magnificent piece of historic architecture..............I felt very humble indeed.

Address: Plac Zamkowy 4
Directions: In Castle Square next to the Old Town
Phone: 657 21 70

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2006
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