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It`s a great tour for those passionate about history and for everybody who wants to take a fascinating journey through Poland`s past. The Royal Castle is the most important historic object in Warsaw. Built in 14th century, enlarged, remodeled, destroyed and reconstructed, it witnessed all the main events that happened in Poland.
The Royal Castle gained its magnificence when Warsaw became the capital city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It served as the administrative and cultural center of the country: was both the residence of the king and parliament`s house.
In splendid 18th century royal chambers, you will meet the most prominent Polish kings. The guide will explain in details how the king was elected, a phenomenon that didn`t happen in other European countries. Among many works of art, you will see 18th century Warsaw on paintings that helped rebuild the city after the second world war.
In parliamentary chambers, senators and deputies held their sessions when the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was the most democratic country in Europe. You will learn the parliamentary procedure and look at the front page of the first written constitution in Europe - the 3rd of May Constitution, passed in the Warsaw Castle in 1791.
The most powerful story you will learn, is the one of a complete destruction during the second world war and post-war reconstruction. The Warsaw Castle was bombed in September 1939, then deliberately blown up by the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. After the war, it was rebuilt without any financial support from the communist government, only with an effort of millions of Poles in the country and abroad. Today, most of the rooms look exactly the same as in 18th century!
The tour is led by one of our professional Warsaw tour guides. We are a circle of friends, very approachable and friendly. We always provide a personal touch and a lot of fun too! On the tour, the guide will tell you how to recognize original elements in the Castle`s interior decorations, saved during world war two. Altogether, you can try to find the face of Lech Walesa, the Solidarity leader. It was secretly added by artists during the Castle`s reconstruction in the time of communism. And there will be much more…
We look forward to seeing you on the tour!
Please note: Because the Royal Castle in Warsaw fulfils state representative functions, the director reserves the right to change the tour route and close accessibility for the public to some exhibition halls and temporary exhibitions.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE DETAILS AND MAP
Times: From April to October, Saturday at 2:30 pm.
Length: 1,5 hour
Tours are guaranteed. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Places are limited, reservation is required.
Please note: Because the Royal Castle in Warsaw fulfils state representative functions, the director reserves the right to change the tour route and close accessibility for the public to some exhibition halls and temporary exhibitions.
If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.