Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) in Warsaw

At the entrance to the Old Town in Warsaw is Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Adjacent to Castle Square is the Royal Castle, the official residence of the Polish kings from the 16th Century until the end of the 19th Century.

In Castle Square itself stands the impressive Zygmunt’s Column, a monument and national landmark commemorating King Zygmunt III Waza who moved Poland’s capital from Krakow to Warsaw in 1596. Atop the column is a statue of King Zygmunt III Waza, wielding a sword and a cross.

Zigmunt's Column

Zygmunt's Column

SOURCE: Zygmunt’s Column (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.

King Zygmunt III WazaKing Zygmunt III Waza

King Zygmunt III Waza

SOURCE: Statue of King Zygmunt III Waza (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.

The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle

SOURCE: The Royal Castle (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.

Copyright © 2009 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) in Warsaw

  1. Steve,

    These are some great pictures, I hope you are finding tons of genealogy info while you are there. What flavor of camera are you using for these shots – the quality of each image seems better to me than most of what is normally seen? Might make a good post topic (What to take with you while doing genealogy/sight-seeing in Eastern Europe)!

    Steve

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