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You will need more than one day full of sightseeing if you want to see all the sights of Warsaw. Beautiful old castles and churches, interesting museums and galleries are visited by thousands of enthusiastic travelers every year. Alexander citadel is a striking historical monument. This is a majestic castle that was built in the second half of the 19th century by the order of Russian Tsar Nicholas I. In 1963 a historical museum was opened in the citadel. Here visitors can see a collection of unique documents, weapons and other priceless artifacts.
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Many interesting attractions can be found near Pilsudski Square. In the beginning of 20th century the square was the location of stunningly beautiful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The height of the cathedral was 70 meters. For a long time the cathedral remained the tallest building in Warsaw. However, the cathedral was completely destroyed by the order of the city’s government. Today travelers can only enjoy photographs depicting it. A collection of old photos can be found in one of the city's museums. Prague district is also home to many interesting religious monuments. For example, guests will be amazed by the history of Mary Magdalene Church. It is very interesting and full of memorable events. Currently, the walls of the church exhibit several important religious shrines, which keep attracting pilgrims from different countries. Inner premises of the church are decorated with artful painting, which was created by best artists of the 19th century.
The city is also home to several ancient palaces, the most famous of which is the Royal Castle. The main building of the palace was built in 1618. During the long history of the palace its territory has expanded greatly and so new wings and outbuildings appeared there. All visitors are welcome to walk through most beautiful rooms of the palace, each of which has its own luxurious design. High painted ceilings, frescoes and colorful stained glass windows decorate spacious rooms of the palace. Without a doubt, the Throne Room is the most beautiful place of the palace. A part of the castle’s premises were converted into Art Museum. This museum exhibits a collection of paintings by Matejko, Bellotto, and Rembrandt.
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Castle Square is located just in front of the palace. The square has long become a permanent venue for major public events and celebrations. Among other architectural monuments of Warsaw which are worth visiting we can definitely recommend Vilyanuvsky Palace, Ujazdowski Castle, Ostrog Castle and Branitsky palace with its beautiful centuries-old garden.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Warsaw, Poland. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Warsaw: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Warsaw.