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GoPoland!: Where to Go: Warsaw: Sights: Polish Heroes (Monuments)
Zygmunt III
Warsaw memorializes its history with a number of worth-seeing monuments. The tallest, and oldest, monument stands guard over the Royal Castle. The column is topped with King Zygmunt III Waza who moved the capitol of Poland to Warsaw in the 17th century.
Fryderyk Chopin
For a more modern Pole, see the sculpture of Chopin - "native of Warsaw, whole-heartedly a Pole, and a world citizen by talent" - standing in the Lazienki Park.
Nicolaus Copernicus
From the artist to the scientist, view the Nicolaus Copernicus - "he stopped the sun and moved the earth" - Monument on Krakowskie Przedmiescie (designed by B. Thorvaldsen).
Jozef Poniatowski
Thorvaldsen also designed a monument to Polish heroism, embodied in Prince Jozef Poniatowski, which stands before the President's residence (once the palace of the great Koniecpolski, Lubomirski, and Radziwill families).
Polish literature is thick with talent, and one outstanding example is memorialized in the monument to the greatest Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz (by C. Godebski).
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Unknown Soldier
Poland has its own Unknown Soldier, whose guarded tomb can be seen in the center of Marshall Jozef Pilsudski Square which fronts the elegant Saxon Gardens.

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