Sigismund's Column & Royal Castle - Wonder why these are most photographed places in Warsaw, Poland





When I say most photographed places of Warsaw, that's on the basis of my observation on the internet and other sources I came across while planning & visiting a visit to Poland. The saturated orange building with greenish blue arch on the top is one of the common photograph that signifies Warsaw and it's the Royal Castle which is connected well with various interesting places around Old Town in Warsaw. and the Sigmund's Column is just in front of it with huge open space occupied by tourists and wanderers. Thousands of people cross this place every hour and in this era of digital cameras in smartphones, almost everyone would click the photographs of Royal Palace and the Sigmund's Column and some may click multiple shots from different angels.

When I say most photographed places of Warsaw, that's on the basis of my observation on the internet and other sources I came across while planning & visiting a visit to Poland. The saturated orange building with greenish blue arch on the top is one of the common photograph that signifies Warsaw and it's the Royal Castle which is connected well with various interesting places around Old Town in Warsaw. and the Sigmund's Column is just in front of it with huge open space occupied by tourists and wanderers. Thousands of people cross this place every hour and in this era of digital cameras in smartphones, almost everyone would click the photographs of Royal Palace and the Sigmund's Column and some may click multiple shots from different angels. 

Sigimund's Column is one of the famous landmarks of Warsaw city and located in Castle Square of Warsaw in Poland. This beautiful column in Castle Square commemorate the king Sigmund III Vasa who has moved from Krakow city of Poland to Warsaw in 1596. Sigimund's Column is 22 meters high which has 4 eagles designed on it and the king is dressed in armor, which also carries a cross in one hand along with a sword on the other.    Related posts from Poland - Poland Blogposts

Sigimund's Column is one of the famous landmarks of Warsaw city and located in Castle Square of Warsaw in Poland. This beautiful column in Castle Square commemorate the king Sigmund III Vasa who has moved from Krakow city of Poland to Warsaw in 1596. Sigimund's Column is 22 meters high which has 4 eagles designed on it and the king is dressed in armor, which also carries a cross in one hand along with a sword on the other. 


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At the base of the Sigimund's column, there are stairs designed and people love sitting on these stairs and the place offers great views of the Castle Square and the streets around it. Many of the Old Town Buildings are visible from the column and they look fantastic. As we entered the Castle Square, we were very curious to explore some of theses colorful buildings which were visible from the column.    Related posts from Europe - European Blogposts

At the base of the Sigimund's column, there are stairs designed and people love sitting on these stairs and the place offers great views of the Castle Square and the streets around it. Many of the Old Town Buildings are visible from the column and they look fantastic. As we entered the Castle Square, we were very curious to explore some of theses colorful buildings which were visible from the column. 

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Above photograph shows the Sigimund's Column on other side, almost in the middle of the photograph and on the left side you see Royal Castle, with huge space in the middle called Castle Square.     In the past, the Sigimund's column has been modifies and maintained different times and more details about how it evolved can be checked here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigismund%27s_Column   Related post from Poland - Old Town Market Square in Warsaw and Top places to visit/explore around it

Above photograph shows the Sigimund's Column on other side, almost in the middle of the photograph and on the left side you see Royal Castle, with huge space in the middle called Castle Square. 

In the past, the Sigimund's column has been modifies and maintained different times and more details about how it evolved can be checked here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigismund%27s_Column

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Other important reason of the popularity of Sigimund's Column and Royal Castle is that these are located at the entrance of the Old Town of Warsaw. And as you hit this place for the first time, you are overwhelmed and certainly find plenty of opportunities to click photographs. And it's common tendency to click photographs of such beautiful place immediately as you are not always sure if you would come back to the same place or move to some other direction after exploring that area. But here, most of the times people come back to the Castle Square and hence double opportunity to click some beautiful shots around this European Square.

Other important reason of the popularity of Sigimund's Column and Royal Castle is that these are located at the entrance of the Old Town of Warsaw. And as you hit this place for the first time, you are overwhelmed and certainly find plenty of opportunities to click photographs. And it's common tendency to click photographs of such beautiful place immediately as you are not always sure if you would come back to the same place or move to some other direction after exploring that area. But here, most of the times people come back to the Castle Square and hence double opportunity to click some beautiful shots around this European Square.


Royal Castle used to be personal office of the Kindg and administrative offices of Royal Court. In the past, Royal Castle of Warsaw was invaded and devastated by various troops from Sweden & other armies. During Wolrd War-1 , this Royal Castle of Warsaw was the residence of German Governor-General and during World War -2, it was the residence of Polish President.    Related post from Poland - St Mary’s Basilica - One of the Architectural Marvels of Krakow City in Poland



Royal Castle used to be personal office of the Kindg and administrative offices of Royal Court. In the past, Royal Castle of Warsaw was invaded and devastated by various troops from Sweden & other armies. During Wolrd War-1 , this Royal Castle of Warsaw was the residence of German Governor-General and during World War -2, it was the residence of Polish President.



What you see as Royal Castle today was completely rebuilt in 1965 and as of today, this Royal Castle along with Old Town of Warsaw is part a UNESCO World Heritage site and preserved well. Check out more about Royal Castle history and facts here.     Related post from Poland - The Renaissance Sukiennice Cloth Hall - One of the main places to explore in Krakow City of Poland

What you see as Royal Castle today was completely rebuilt in 1965 and as of today, this Royal Castle along with Old Town of Warsaw is part a UNESCO World Heritage site and preserved well. Check out more about Royal Castle history and facts here


These 2 are important Warsaw Poland points of interest and has significant place on Warsaw Map. Warsaw ww2 was one of those events which have left various historical stories about this place and there are some good museums which offer lot of historical details about Warsaw & other important cities of Poland for historical importance.   Related post from Poland - Vistula River Boulevards - Must visit place when in Krakow city of Poland

These 2 are important Warsaw Poland points of interest and has significant place on Warsaw Map. Warsaw ww2 was one of those events which have left various historical stories about this place and there are some good museums which offer lot of historical details about Warsaw & other important cities of Poland for historical importance. Related post from Poland - Vistula River Boulevards - Must visit place when in Krakow city of Poland


There are many other interesting places around Warsaw Old Town Market Square and the Castle Square. Some of the main places to visit & explore about Warsaw Old Town Castle Square include - Warsaw Old Town Fountains, Museums, Cathedrals etc.

There are many other interesting places around Warsaw Old Town Market Square and the Castle Square. Some of the main places to visit & explore about Warsaw Old Town Castle Square include - Warsaw Old Town Fountains, Museums, Cathedrals etc. 


Here is a beautiful view of Royal Castle of Warsaw in Poland. If I have to pick only one place to photograph well in Warsaw, I will pick Royal Castle and spend good amount of time to get a good photograph of this beautiful landmark in Warsaw Old Town.



Here is a beautiful view of Royal Castle of Warsaw in Poland. If I have to pick only one place to photograph well in Warsaw, I will pick Royal Castle and spend good amount of time to get a good photograph of this beautiful landmark in Warsaw Old Town. 


Some of the interesting things to do around Warsaw Castle Square are ( Should I say top 10 things to do or explore around Castle Square in Warsaw or Royal Castle) -    1. Walking around the Warsaw Old Town Market Square & enjoy local meal/beer in one of the open-air restaurants.    2. Historical Museum of Warsaw can be an interesting place to know more about the Old Town and relate in a much better way.    3. Literature enthusiasts have an interesting museum called Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature    4. Royal Castle can't be ignored if you are in Old Town. You need to put effort to miss this place :)    5. Presidential Palace is close by and from Market Square you need to cross Royal Castle & go straight to visit it.     6.  A walk around main Campus of the University of Warsaw can be very inspiring.     7. Grandness of the Grand Theatre can be explored after a small walk from Market Square through Royal Castle    8. Grandness of the Grand Theatre can be explored after a small walk from Market Square through Royal Castle    9. Be sure to have a meal here and if you like beer, take one of the beer tasking tours or find a good offer online to try what you like in Beer. FoodPanda is one of the popular app in Poland to find out ratings of different places & their recommended menus.    10. Walk around multi-media fountain in the middle of Market Square and Visual River.

Some of the interesting things to do around Warsaw Castle Square are ( Should I say top 10 things to do or explore around Castle Square in Warsaw or Royal Castle) -


1. Walking around the Warsaw Old Town Market Square & enjoy local meal/beer in one of the open-air restaurants.


2. Historical Museum of Warsaw can be an interesting place to know more about the Old Town and relate in a much better way.


3. Literature enthusiasts have an interesting museum called Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature


4. Royal Castle can't be ignored if you are in Old Town. You need to put effort to miss this place :)


5. Presidential Palace is close by and from Market Square you need to cross Royal Castle & go straight to visit it. 


6.  A walk around main Campus of the University of Warsaw can be very inspiring. 


7. Grandness of the Grand Theatre can be explored after a small walk from Market Square through Royal Castle


8. Grandness of the Grand Theatre can be explored after a small walk from Market Square through Royal Castle


9. Be sure to have a meal here and if you like beer, take one of the beer tasking tours or find a good offer online to try what you like in Beer. FoodPanda is one of the popular app in Poland to find out ratings of different places & their recommended menus.


10. Walk around multi-media fountain in the middle of Market Square and Visual River.  


I loved writing about Warsaw and there is lot more in my head, but feel free to ask your questions about Warsaw, this place or other things through comments section below.

I loved writing about Warsaw and there is lot more in my head, but feel free to ask your questions about Warsaw, this place or other things through comments section below. 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -

  1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter
  2. Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite


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