What should be seen?

Royal Castle

- the decision to build the castle was made when Zygmunt III Waza transferred the capital from Kraków to Warsaw. Italian architects designed an early Baroque royal residence. The previously existing buildings were incorporated into the new complex. It was then rebuilt several times, and razed to the ground by Germans during World War II. The detailed reconstruction was only completed in 1983. The most precious interiors are the Ballroom and the Marble Chamber.

Old Town Square

- surrounded by buildings rebuilt after World War II, it is now about the most attractive place in Warsaw. Filled with outdoor cafe tables from early spring to late autumn. It is at the same time an open–air gallery of contemporary art. The surrounding streets are full of restaurants considered by gourmets to be the best in town. St. John’s cathedral, situated in Świętojańska, is worth visiting, especially since it witnessed many important events in Polish history, such as royal elections and the 3rd May Constitution Oaths.

Royal Route

- starts in the Old Town and goes along Krakówskie Przedmieście, Nowy Świat and Ujazdowskie Avenue. The most interesting and valuable buildings are in Krakówskie Przedmieście – university buildings and churches. Nowy Świat attracts visitors with cafes and elegant shops. Ujazdowskie Avenue is the most presentable street in Warsaw, with its parks and aristocratic palaces surrounded by gardens. The majority of embassies are located in these palaces.

Łazienki Królewskie

- it is part of the complex consisting of the Royal baths, palaces and park. The Palace on the Water and the Theatre on the Island are most enchanting. The first being the summer residence of the last Polish king, Stanisław Poniatowski, who had the old baths turned into a palace. The theatre situated on an artificial island in the middle of the lake is decorated as an antique temple of Baalbek. On the edge of Łazienki Park, one can see Chopin’s monument surrounded by most magnificent roses. Every summer Sunday, concerts of Chopin’s music are held there.

Wilanów

- another of Warsaw’s royal complex. The palace was built as a small Versailles as the residence of king Jan III Sobieski in the 17th century. The architecture of the entre-court et maison is the only one of its kind in Poland. The interior is arranged as a museum. One can see the Gallery of Polish Portraits, the Great Purple Chamber (dining room), the Etrusque Cabinet and private royal rooms. Around the house is a park designed in a variety of styles.
 

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