Warsaw Royal Route

 

Fryderyk Chopin Monument


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Fryderyk Chopin Monument is a bronze statue that is placed in the upper part of Warsaw's Royal Baths Park. A widely-recognized symbol of Warsaw was designed by Waclaw Szymanowski in the early 20th century. The sculpture depicts the composer in profile sitting under a windblown willow.

St Alexander's Church


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St. Alexander's Church is located on Three Crosses Square in Warsaw. The church was built in 1818-1825 and designed by C P Aigner in Neoclassical style. It was established in a place of a planned triumphal arch which was to have commemorated the tsar Alexander I of Russia who conferred the Constitution to the...

Nicholas Copernicus Monument


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The Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Warsaw is a notable landmark of the Polish capital. It is located before the Staszic Palace. It was designed by famous Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen. The funds for this construction came from public donations as well as from the scientist and philosopher Stanislaw Staszic.

Monument of Prince Jozef Poniatowski


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The monument of Prince Jozej Poniatowski stands before Namiestnikowski Palace. The statue was sculpted by the Danish artist Bertgel Thorvaldsen. It was modelled after the statue of Caesar Marc Aurelius of the Roman Capitol.

Statue of the Holy Mother of Passau


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The baroque statue stands close to the monument to Adam Mickiewicz on a plinth in a small fenced off area. You can see it as you pass by the church of Saint Anne.

Parliament


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The traditions of Polish parliamentarism go back to the 15th century. By the end of 18th century this tradition was interrupted because of the loss of independence for around 120 years until 1918.

Ujazdow Avenue


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Ujazdów Avenue (Aleje Ujazdowskie) runs from Plac Trzech Krzyzy to Belwederska Street, elongating the Royal Route toward south. Avenue was laid down during the reign of Stanislaw August Poniatowski between 1768 – 1773.

Three Crosses Square


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Three Crosses Square in Polish Plac Trzech Krzyzy. Two crosses mounted on the top of Baroque columns mark the beginning of Road of Calvary. Crosses were commissioned by August II and made by Joachim Daniel Jauch in 1731. The third cross is held by St John Nepomuk.

New World Street


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New World Street (ulica Nowy Swiat) is a part of Royal Route – medieval route leading from the Royal Castle to Czersk and on to Krakow. First buildings appeared here in the end of 18th century. After a few small palaces, some town houses were built here at the beginning of 19th century. During the Second World War...

Gninski Ostrogski Palace


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Gniski-Ostrogski Palace was built between 1681 – 1685 by Tylman van Gameren and is considered to be great architectural masterpiece. The pavilion was erected on an elevated terrace above a cellar. There is a famous legend about the Golden Duck which lived here in the cellars under the palace. Golden Duck was a...

Staszic Palace


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Staszic Palace was built by Antonio Corazzi between 1820 – 1823 in the late Neo-Classical style as the headquarters of the Royal Society of Friends of Science. Stanislaw Staszic was the co-founder who funded the project. Staszic was scholar, philosopher and writer.

Church of the Holy Cross


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Church of the Holy Cross was built in 1626 and pretty soon completely destroyed in 1650s during the war with Sweden. Today’s church was built between 1679 – 1696 and was designed by Giuseppe Simone Bellotti in baroque style. Its façade was completed in 1760.

University of Warsaw


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Today’s University occupies building which was built by King Jan Kazimierz in 1634 as his summer palace called Villa Regia. It used to be King’s favourite residence. In the first half of the 17th century, the palace belonged to the Vasa dynasty.

Namiestnikowski Palace


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The palace was built in the 17th century for Commander Stanislaw Koniecpolski and later adopted to be the seat of the Russian tsar’s governor, General Jozef Zajaczek. In 1791-1792 the Congress of the Constitution of 3rd May gathered here.

Statue of Adam Mickiewicz


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Adam Mickiewicz (1798 – 1855) was the Romantic Polish national poet, the author of the Polish national poem – “Pan Tadeusz”. He was the author of many famous lyrics, sonnets and ballads and the renowned “Dziady” and also many other works.

Church of St Anne


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The church was founded in the 15th century by Duchess Anna of Mazovia who brought the Bernard Monks to Warsaw from Krakow. Church was rebuilt and remodeled many times. After the Swedish invasion in 1655-1660 it was rebuilt in a Baroque style to a design by Jozef Bellotti. In 1864 it became a religious academic...

Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street


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Krakowskie Przedmiescie was once a road leading from the city gates to Jazdow and Czersk castles. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was lined with stately palaces and mansions, town houses and churches. After the war street was rebuilt and now it is probably one of the most beautiful streets in Warsaw with many...

Royal Tract


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Royal Route (Royal Tract) runs from the Royal Castle, along Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street, Ujazdowskie Avenue and Sobieskiego Street to arrive finally at Wilanow Palace.
 
 
 

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