The exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

Knights Hallin the Royal Castle of Warsaw

Knights Hallin the Royal Castle of Warsaw ©DoNotLick/Flick

At the southern entrance of the old town of Warsaw, in the Castle Square is the former residence of the Polish monarchs, the Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski) today operating as a museum with many beautifully restored exhibition rooms.

It was made in the late 13th century, when there was built a wooden building with a tower that later in the 16th century became the residence of King Sigismund III. To his order the size of the castle was extended shortly after Warsaw was declared the Polish capital. Over time, the castle has undergone several changes.

The most important being those made during the reign of the last king of Poland, King Stanislaw Augustus, when the south wing was built. Mainly destroyed during the Second World War, the Royal Castle is a reconstruction of the old building and the works started only in 1971.

Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw

Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw ©Bill Hails/Flick

Today we present you the main exhibition rooms of the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw.

The exhibition rooms of the museum

The building operates as the Royal Castle Museum and presents the tumultuous history of Poland and being owned by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. There the visitors can see many rooms, all being carefully restored  and owning as much original exhibits as it was possible, which were saved after the Second World War.

The Ballroom is the most beautiful room with its mirrors, chandeliers and columns

The Throne Room impresses with its brilliant colors of red and gold, and connects to another smaller room, called the Marble Hall, with its paintings on the ceiling.

The Canaletto hall hosts the paintings of artist Bernardo Belotto made in the 18th century and depict detailed scenes that took place sometime in Warsaw.

The Knight Chamber has impressing sized murals made in oil, and in the middle is sitting the statue of Chronos

Knights Hallin the Royal Castle of Warsaw

Knights Hallin the Royal Castle of Warsaw ©DoNotLick/Flick

The King bedroom has a gorgeous bed with built in 1775.

The Senate Chamber played an important role in the Polish history, the first constitution of the country being ratified here on the 3rd of May in the year 1791.

Visiting the Royal Castle Museum

The Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw is opened to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 09.50 to 17.00 and every Sunday between 10.50 – 17.00. The ticket prices depend on the exhibition, ranging from 4 to 18 zlotys / person. Sunday the admission is free, but the number of tickets is limited.

The courtyard of the museum

The courtyard of the museum ©Guillaume Speurt/Flick

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