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Warsaw, Castle Square

Warsaw, Castle Sq with Sigismund III Vasa Column and the Royal Castle


Warsaw's Castle Square (Polish: plac Zamkowy w Warszawie) is a historic square in front of the Royal Castle – the former official residence of Polish monarchs – located in Warsaw, Poland. The Square (in a more or less triangular shape) features the landmark Sigismund's Column to the south-west, and is surrounded by historic townhouses. It marks the beginning of the bustling Royal Route extending to the south.


The column commemorating King Sigismund III Vasa (a work by Clemente Molli, erected in 1644) is the oldest and one of the symbolic monuments of the city. On the east side of the square stands the Royal Castle reconstructed after the devastation of World War II.



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Taken on August 14, 2009