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Kazimierz Palace

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walking-warsawToday, the Kazimierz Palace houses the Rector’s Office of the University of Warsaw. The palace is located on the Royal Route, but somewhat hidden at the back of the university campus. That is why it is often overlooked. We recommend entering the campus area of the university and taking a look around. You will certainly be in good company there.

The Palace is the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Warsaw, so it is only possible to visit the building from the inside to a limited extent.

This is a touristic overview of the palace. For a detailed description, please click the button below.

Website of the palace

17th century
Condition after World War II
Current function
Rectorat of the University of Warsaw
In the touristic area
Yes | Royal Route
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa
How to get
METRO: The metro station "Nowy Swiat-Uniwersytet" is 500 m away
BUS: The bus stop "Uniwersytet" is right next to the main entrance to the university campus. The tourist line 180 also stops here.
FAHRRAD: It is a pleisure to have a leisure bike tour. Use our bike rental VarsoVelo.

Short description

The palace was built by King Sigismund III. Wasa in the first half of the 17th century. The main entrance is accessible from the King’s Walk. To the east of the palace, Kazimierz Park stretches along the steep slope of the Vistula embankment. The palace was destroyed during the Polish-Swedish War of 1655-1660 and immediately rebuilt. In the years 1817 – 1830 it received its now recognisable classicist form. In 1824 the Rectorate of the University of Warsaw moved in here.

You can enter the building during the working hours of the Rectorate and the University administration. There is no museum or other exhibition space here. So just pretend you’re an Erasmus student on a quest 🙂


Haupteingang der Uni Warschau © minimus via wikimedia [C0]


The building was equipped with a lift in 2007 and can be used by persons with reduced mobility.

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