The Royal Castle
The Royal Castle in Warsaw is not as old as you might imagine. The original building of Zamek Krolewski, as it is known locally, dates back to the 16th century. But as with much of Warsaw, it was destroyed during WWII. It was rebuilt and reconstructed and to ensure its future it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Historically, the Royal Castle was the formal residence of Polish monarchy and this stunning castle was the envy of much of Europe. Throughout its time the castle has also served the Tsars. When Poland gained independence it then became the official residence of the president. Today, the Royal Castle is a national museum open to the public.
Warsaw Old Town
The Royal Castle provides the entrance to Warsaw’s historic Old Town. By walking under the archway of the clock tower, you will find yourself transported back in time into market squares and through cobbled streets. This is a delightful place to spend time soaking up the atmosphere, sitting on pavement cafes and browsing souvenir shops.
During your visit to Zamek Krolewski you can experience the grandeur of Parliament chambers, the King’s Apartment and the Great Apartment. The highlight is the Grand Assembly Hall which has been restored to its former 1781 glory with a magnificent painted ceiling. There are many other regal artefacts and artworks on display through the many rooms of the castle.
Central rooms near the Royal Palace
The Royal Castle, in the historic Old Town is the biggest tourist attraction in Warsaw. This historic area and the city’s other sights are found a short distance from the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw. After a busy day of sightseeing you can return to your comfortable city centre hotel with a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a better meal at the Trylogia restaurant or indulge yourself in the blissful wellness facilities.