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King Sigismund's Column
King Sigismund's Column

King Sigismund's Column

8.36 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument
Ranked #26 in Warsaw things to do
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plac Zamkowy, Warsaw 00252 Poland
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Sigismund's Column (Polish: Kolumna Zygmunta), erected in 1644, is located in Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland. It is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks and one of the oldest secular monuments in ... Read more
northern Europe. The column and statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Krakow to Warsaw.

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Nottingham

You really cannot miss this column of the Polish King, as it's located in the middle of the Castle Square, which is where most tourists seem to congregate in Warsaw. If you take a walking tour chances are you'll stop by this column at some point. It is also close to many other attractions in Warsaw, and near a really great viewpoint over the city too. It also has an interesting history, with the occupation by the Nazi's and the Warsaw Uprising the statue was badly damaged, and it therefore had to be replaced.

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Lisbon

A great meeting point. The place was decorated for Christmas with huge lights tree.

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New York City

King Sigismund's Column is decent enough, but the square outside of the Royal Castle, where this monument stands, is fantastic.

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This statue atop of a Corinthian column in the middle of Castle Square honors King Sigismund III Vasa, who moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw in 1596.

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