You will visit The Royal Castle - in the Middle Ages seat of Mazovian Dukes, from 1526 when Mazovia was incorporated in Kingdom of Poland became one of the royal residences. In 1596 when Sigmund the III Vase moved his summer residence from Krakow to Warsaw, Royal Castle became a seat of polish kings. In 1944 Royal Castle, after Warsaw Uprising, was totally destroyed by Nazis.
We will also drop in to the Old Town Market Square, founded in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, this is one of the most picturesque corners of the Old Warsaw.
Old Town Market Square was from the Middle Ages to the end of 18th century main square of Warsaw: celebrations and markets were organised here, and legal judgements were passed on the condemned. The central part of the market was originally occupied by the town hall which was pull down in 1817, and in 1944,during the Warsaw Uprising the Old Town was completely wiped out. All its buildings were reconstructed after World War II and their appearance is a perfect match to the Square's original look in the 17th and 18th centuries.During this tour I shall tell You two legends, about the Mermaid - Warsaw's coat of arms, a monster called Basilisk that lived in the basements of the buildings located along one side of Dekert, at the corner of Krzywe Kolo.
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