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Royal Castle (Zamek Królewski)

Former residence of Mazovian princes. Once the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow, the castle served as seat of the king and the government. Completely destroyed during
World War II.

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Zamek Królewski
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Built in the 15th century, this castle served as residence of Mazovian princes. Once the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow, the castle served as seat of the king and the government. The castle has been renovated repeatedly and destroyed completely during World War II. It was rebuilt between 1971-1988 using castle remains and rubble. Today, the segment with the clock tower opens the way to the Old Town. Museum attractions include two original Rembrandt paintings as well as works by Bernard Bellotto, aka Canaletto, court painter to Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Canaletto’s paintings were vital during Warsaw’s post-war reconstruction.
On the Vistula side are the recently renovated Kubicki Arcades which support the foundations and the cliffs and give the structure its shape. Following the 1831 Uprising they were used as stables and barracks, and then as garages. The arcades are original, as they were not destroyed during World War II. Currently they house an archaeological exhibit and pension.

Opening hours:

Castle Route: exhibition The Castle - From Destruction to Reconstruction,The Lanckoroński Collection (Rembrandt's Paintings, Gallery of Paintings, Sculpture and the Decorative Arts),The Great Apartment, The  King's Apartment, The Four Seasons' Gallery, The New Deputies' Chamber, The Senators' Chamber, The New Deputies' Chamber, The Matejko Rooms and The Numismatic Cabinet.

2 May - 30 September: Mon - Wed, Fri-Sat 10 am 6 pm, Thr 10 am 8 pm, Sun 11am - 6 pm 

1 October - 30 April: Tue - Sat 10am - 4 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm

The Kubicki Arcades - exhibitions

2 May - 30 September: Mon - Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11am - 6 pm 

1 October - 30 April: Tue - Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11am - 5 pm 

The Tin-Roofed Palace: Apartment of Prince Joseph Poniatowski

2 May - 30 September: Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11am - 6 pm 

1 October - 30 April: Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 11am - 4 pm

The Kubicki Arcades and The Royal Gardens  are open until 8 pm in summer season (2 May - 30 September) and until 5 pm in the period 1 October - 30 April 

Admission:

Castle Route: regular - 30 PLN, reduced - 20 PLN, children under the age of 16 - 1 PLN, family ticket - 15 PLN/person
Sundays - admission free (route is shorter)
Temporary exhibition in Kubicki Arkades and historical tunnel: admission free
Tin-Roofed Palace: regular - 15 PLN, reduced - 10 PLN, children under the age of 16 - 1 PLN, family ticket - 10  PLN/person, on Sundays admission free
Numismatic Cabinet: ticket for Castle Route or separate regular - 7 PLN, reduced - 5 PLN, children under the age of 16 - 1 PLN, family ticket - 5 PLN/person,  on Sunday closed

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