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Zamek Królewski (Royal Castle)

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Hidden : 01/23/2008
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Royal Castle in Warsaw

The Royal Castle (Polish: Zamek Królewski) in Warsaw is the royal palace and official residence of the Polish monarchs , located at the Plac Zamkowy, at the entrance to the Old Town. The personal offices of the king, as well as the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there since 16th century until the Partitions of Poland.
In XIX century after the collapse of the November Uprising intended for czar’s administration needs. During the First World War it was the residence of German general governor. From 1920 to 1922- the residence of country leader. Between 1926 and World War II the palace was the seat of the Polish president, Ignacy Moscicki.
After the devastation of World War II it was rebuilt and reconstructed. Today it is a historical and national monument fulfilling museum and representative functions. It is inscribed in the list of National Museums. On 29 October 1611 in the Senator’s Chamber Tsar Vasili IV of Russia, captured by the hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski, paid homage to the Polish king Sigismund III Vasa. On 3 May 1791, the Constitution of May, Europe's first modern codified national constitution, as well as the second-oldest national constitution in the world, was drafted here by the Four-Year Sejm. During the November Uprising, on 25 January 1831, the Sejm debating in the castle dethroned Tsar of Russia Nicholas I as the Polish king. (more information about its history here)
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