Discover one of the architectural wonders of Europe on a tour around Warsaw’s Royal Castle, abundant with paintings, tapestries, sculptures, and baroque furniture.
The 18th and 19th centuries saw its decline, alongside Poland itself. A brief revival after 1918 was followed by a total destruction in 1944. The story of its reconstruction is fascinating. It was rebuilt in the style of the 18th century reign of Stanislas Augustus Poniatowski, Poland’s last king. Your guide will tell you in details about the pomp and lavishness that were part of the court life, and about the king’s passion for arts and architecture.
You will visit the great state rooms and parliament chambers, as well as more informal private rooms. Take a peek at the ornate reception rooms and antechambers, and the royal audience room and throne room. Get a glimpse of what life was like for the king and his army of courtiers and servants.
Marvel at the Marble Room, lined with green and red marble from the floor up to the ceiling. See the stunning carvings in the Grand Assembly Hall, and the gilt decorations of the Hall of Chivalry. And go to the famous Canaletto Room, containing over 20 paintings of Warsaw as it was in the 18th century.
The tour lasts 1-1.5h.
The tour can be easily combined with the Old Town and the Royal Route tour.