Royal Castle, Warsaw

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General Information

The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, is a castle that formerly served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. The Royal Castle was built from 1579 to 1619 and was home to the King and the Royal Court of Poland from the 14th century until the partitions of Poland. With the significant importance of the building and the conflict in the area in the last few centuries, the building has had its fair share of occupants since being home to anyone Royal, such as the head of states. The castle was badly destroyed during world war two and was rebuilt from 1971-1984 to the grand baroque styled palace that you see today. The building is now used as a national museum and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting there

The castle is situated in Castle Square near the Old Town area of Warsaw. Using the city’s tram network get the 13, 23, 26 or 32 trams to ‘Ratusz Arsenał’ station, the castle is a short walk from there. The city’s 125, 170, 190, 307, 512 bus lines also head towards this sight.

Opening Times and Admission

You can tour the castle, tours give visitors in-depth information and experiences regarding the castle and its history, also giving visitors a look at the castle's stunning interior. Opening hours depend on the time of year but are normally Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm and Mondays are a day of closure. The entrance fee is set at 20PLN.

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