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GoPoland: Where to Go: Warsaw: Museums: Royal Castle

This initially ducal, then royal, and finally presidential residence dates back to the 13th century. The Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) became the seat of legislative and executive power when the Polish capital was moved from Krakow to Warsaw and had since been enlarged by a number of renowned architects. It was plundered and then essentially destroyed during WWII but finally rebuilt in 1971-74. It serves today not only as a museum, but as the site for representative functions. Its permanent exhibition includes: the Courtier Rooms, Sejm Hall and Senate Hall (where the 3rd of May Constitution was adopted in 1791), the Crown Prince Rooms, and the Royal Apartment. Yearly, the museum also hosts court music concerts and theater performances. location
4 Zamkowy Square

telephone
(22) 657 23 28
657 21 70

hours:
Tue to Sun: 10.00 to 16.00
(last visitor admitted at 15.00)

admission:
6 zl
Free on Thursdays

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