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Royal Castle

Listed under Castles in Warsaw, Poland.

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Rectangular and terracotta are the two words you'd first use about Warsaw's Royal Castle. As with most royal castles, this one has pride of place at the entrance to the Old Town on Plac Zamkowy, the main square. It's not the site's original structure – it's been restored several times, but it was bombed and burned under German fire in 1939 then the Nazi's blew it up totally in 1944, leaving only the ground floor – but it has been rebuilt in a very similar style. The castle's main function today is as a museum, mostly to itself, and you can see reconstructions of the Royal Apartments, including a throne room and royal chapel, and rooms from its days as the Houses of Parliament. It's also where many of Poland's art treasures are displayed.

 

Written by  Bianca Dartmoor.

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