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Kazimierz Palace

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Kazimierz Palace

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walking-warsawNestled discreetly on the Royal Route, the Kazimierz Palace stands today as the esteemed abode of the Rector’s Office for the University of Warsaw. Its unassuming position at the rear of the university campus often renders it overlooked, yet we suggest to find it there. By doing so, you will find yourself in the midst of an esteemed community, surrounded by the rich tapestry of academic life and cultural significance.

Short description

T he Kazimierz Palace was built in the first half of the 17th century by King Sigismund III Vasa. The building was named after his son, John II Casimir Vasa, who renovated the palace in 1652 and spent most of his time there.

The main entrance can be accessed from the Royal Route. To the east of the palace, the Kazimierz Park stretches along the steep slope of the Vistula embankment. During the Polish-Swedish War from 1655 to 1660, the palace was destroyed but immediately rebuilt. Between 1817 and 1830, it acquired its present neoclassical form. In 1824, the University of Warsaw’s Rectorate moved into the palace.

Visitors can enter the building during the working hours of the Rectorate and the university administration. There are no museums or exhibition spaces inside, so we recommend exploring the palace as if you were an Erasmus student on an adventure.

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.

Main entrance to the campus of the University Warsaw © minimus via wikimedia [C0]

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.

Website of the palace


In 2007, the building underwent a significant upgrade, introducing the installation of a lift to enhance accessibility for individuals with reduced mobility. This thoughtful addition ensures that all visitors, regardless of physical limitations, can comfortably navigate and enjoy the facilities of the Kazimierz Palace.

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