What To Expect
Get to know the city's history in just 3 hours!
See the Old Town of Warsaw and walk past the Royal Castle, the Royal Castle Square, King Sigismund III Vasa Column, St John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. Take a look at the imposing building of the Grand Theater of Opera and Ballet and the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier.
From the early 17th century until the late 18th century it was the seat of the Kings of Poland. Erected in place of the former castle of the Dukes of Mazovia Province. After the capital had been transferred from Krakow to Warsaw, the castle became also the seat of legislative and executive authorities and was the scene of many important events of the Polish history. It was enlarged in the following centuries by most significant artists, especially during the reign of Sigismund Augustus, Sigismund III Vasa and Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski. In 1926 it became the residence of the President of the Polish Republic.
In the years 1939-1944 it was plundered and almost completely destroyed. Rebuilt between 1971-1984 with the use of few preserved elements, helped by the whole nation. Besides being a museum, the castle also plays a representative function now.
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*Tours are primarily conducted in the English language however, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French are available upon request. Please make other language requests a few days before tour departure. Japanese, Chinese and all other languages are also available, but you must request these languages far in advance.
The Royal Castle will be closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter Season, Corpus Christi, Assumption and All Saint's Day. Days the castle is closed is subject to change without prior notice.
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