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“Beautiful castle”

The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum
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Warsaw Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide
Ranked #13 of 392 things to do in Warsaw
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Serving as the central building of the Polish Commonwealth for many centuries, this castle was rebuilt after it was dynamited by German troops after the Warsaw uprising, and has been rebuilt to recreate the original castle's 17th-century architecture and interiors.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The royal castle was rebuild after WWII, in an absolutely beautiful fashion! It's situated in Old Town and that is noticable by all the colors. It's facing a big square with views over the riverside and the stadium.
I was here on a sunday, when the admission for the royal castle is free! It was quite a happy surprise, as I didn't know this, otherwise the admission is 20 zloty which still is pretty cheap for what you get to see inside the castle! Grandeur, gold everywhere, frescos on ceilings and everything fit for royalty. There are a number of different rooms to walk through and each one is grand and luxurious.
After the tour through the 'regular' area of the castle you head down to the art exhibition, containing many portraits of Polish royalty but also two pieces from Rembrandt, knowingly "Girl in the picture frame" and "Scholar at his writing table".
Absolutely worth visiting and spending some time if you love watching an abundance of gold and other sparkling things and a few really good collections of art. Otherwise, if you don't feel like hanging around too long, visit on the free sundays. It's busier but you can still walk around quickly. Not to mention the castle itself and the surrounding area are gorgeous enough to spend hour after hour!

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Since the building was recently reconstructed it lacks the appearance of the typical European Palaces. However, once inside you are taken back several centuries and don't feel like your in a modern building. The art and furnishing are fabulous.....the short video is a must see for all who what a capsulized historical account of the castle. Well worth the visit.

Thank Joseph R
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

This summer I visited the Royal Castle for the first time. I must say I was stunned by the wonderful interiors and the fabulous art collection!

Thank Sjurontour
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Would definitely recommend watching the brief videos shown in the basement of the castle- THE ROYAL CASTLE- FROM DESTRUCTION TO RECONSTRUCTION which is free of charge. This really puts your visit into Warsaw's old town into perspective and you get to understand what an amazing restoration project the old town is. The video showing the castle history from 1939-1945 was particularly moving. A 'must see' as part of your visit.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Amazing they got so many items out of castle before it was bombed. This is beautiful. No gardens but still good tour. This is still actively used by government. Worth a trip, its not a long tour, budget 1 hour.

Thank Kim F
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