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The Royal Castle was the residence of the Polish Kings from 1596 until the third partition of Poland in the 18th century. Before, it was the residence of the Dukes of Masovia, dating back to a 13th century wooden building. Today?s castle appearance dates back to the 18th century when the building complex was altered and expanded several times. It was also during this area that tone of the first democratic constitutions in Europe was declared in this castle on May 3rd 1791. In 1944, the castle was blown up by the Nazis and left rotting after the war until 1971. The reconstruction took place until 1988, but already in 1980 it received the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The castle has a permanent exhibition about the history of the building and an exhibition space with a permanent art collection. The first contains the Royal Apartments, the parliament chambers and the chapel with the heart of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. The area with the art collection has also occasional temporary exhibitions and has more generous opening times than the castle.

Address: Plac Zamkowy 4
Directions: At Castle Square, just at the border to the old town
Phone: +48 22 657 21 70
Website: http://www.zamek-krolewski.pl

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