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walking-warsawThe Royal Route in Warsaw is the number one attraction in the city and a must-see for everyone! It is the historical and cultural centerpiece that holds the city together.

During the summer season, the Royal Route (Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street and Nowy Swiat Street) is closed to private and bus traffic from Friday evening to Monday morning. Pedestrians have free passage.

Short description

T he Warsaw Royal Route always competes with the adjacent Old Town for the highest ranking among Warsaw’s attractions. Many prefer the medieval city center, perhaps because it is easier to identify.

The Old Town symbolizes the period before the city’s Golden Age. After the capital and the king’s residence were moved here, the significance of the Old Town diminished, and the Royal Route became the focal point of the city’s political, economic, and cultural life for its residents.

The term ‘Royal Route’ refers to the three interconnected streets of Krakowskie Przedmieście, Nowy Świat, and Aleje Ujazdowskie. When discussing attractions, the focus is mainly on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, where most of the notable buildings are located.

Throughout its entire length, there is always something interesting to see. Whether it’s magnificent hotels and palaces, monumental churches, or places of great historical significance for Poland’s and Warsaw’s history. Krakowskie Przedmieście Street is Warsaw’s showcase, where people go to be seen.

This overview aims to pique interest. Therefore, we recommend checking out our detailed description where we thoroughly describe and explain all the highlights that can be discovered here.

Type of attraction
An 850-meter-long stretch of road known as Krakowskie Przedmieście begins here. This section starts at the Copernicus Monument and ends at Castle Square, where the Royal Castle and the Old Town are located.
Highlights
Polish Academy of Sciences, Copernicus Monument, Holy Cross Church, where rests the heart of Frédéric Chopin, University of Warsaw, Presidential Palace, Bristol Hotel, Europejski Hotel (Raffles), Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Castle Square with a view to the colourful Old Town
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
How to get?
Near the Copernicus Monument is the metro station "Nowy Swiat-Uniwersytet". At the north end is the Castle Square, Old Town and Royal Castle.
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Bristol Hotel on the Royal Route © City of Warsaw

Guided tour with us

You can explore the Royal Route on our public MUST SEE city tour or on our bike tour. For further details, check out the following links.

Main image © City of Warsaw

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