Warsaw is a big histrical and cultural center of the country. Castle square with the king’s Sigismund III Vasa coloumn in the begginning of the King Road , that leads to Vilanov – former countryside king residence. Beautiful baroque palace has a great collection of art masterpieces and national reliques.
Near the Castle Square (Plac Zamokwy)you can see the remains of the City walls, some of them datting back the XIV Century. They protected the Old Town and the Royal Castle. Now people use them to rest, talk or enjoy the city.
Las murallas y fortificaciones protegian la zona de la ciudad vieja y el castillo real desde el siglo XV. Hoy persisten restos de esa murallas con su aspecto original y en muchos sitios reconstruidas a partir de fotos y pinturas de la epoca. En ellas los varsovianos se sientan a descansar y platicar.
The Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) is in the border of a heavy traffic area of Warsaw and the pedestrian one. If you sit in it you can enjoy the past centuries and the XXI century. In the center of the square there is the King Sigismund´s Column, at the east side the Royal Castle and on its left side the remains of the city walls.
La Plaza del Castillo tiene en su centro la Columna de Segismundo, punto de encuentro de los varsovianos y a sus lados el Castillo Real, destruido en 1939 por un incendio y bombardeado por los hitlerianos en 1944 y terminado de reconstruir en 1984 y los restos de las murallas de la ciudad vieja.
At the edge of the Old Town there is a Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) with Kolumna Zygmunta (Sigismundus Column) erected in 1644 to commemorate the king who moved the capital from Cracow to Warsaw. In fact, it was the first monument of its character built in Europe (a secular monument) after the fall of the Roman Empire in 4th c.
The Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) hosted dukes of Mazovia and Polish kings since 13th c. What you see today is a magnificent reconstruction which started as late as 1971.
Castle Square is an ideal starting point for exploring historical attractions of Warsaw, because that's were they make their appearance. Quite naturally, it stands right in front of the Royal Castle. The area is pretty lively on most days, surrounded by beautiful buildings (the Royal Castle included) and thus makes a nice excursion.
Though a stunning square, I found it a bit too perfect until I thought about what had been there prior to it's reconstruction. The statue is of King Sigismund III Vasa, who moved the capital from Krakow to Warsaw.
Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) with Sigismund's Column
The steps of the column pedestal are usually occupied by young people, while the smooth surface around is used for skateboarding and roller-skating.
This is where most visitors start their exploration of Old Town. In the middle of the square, there is a monument to the king who moved the capital from Krakow to Warsaw (Sigismund III Vasa Column).
Plac Zamkowy is a vibrant area, full of clowns, street vendors and people lazing around Zygmunt's column. This a great place to chill and watch the world go by.
The castle square is quite large. Besides the Royal Castle, the monument to Zygmunt III Waza is also located there. The old town square is nearby.