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sigismund-column-warsawThe Sigismund Column is the most famous and oldest secular monument in Warsaw. It is 22 m high and stands in the most beautiful square in Warsaw, Castle Square, directly in front of the Old Town and the Royal Castle.


Short description



T he 22 m high Sigismund Column was named after Sigismund III. Vasa, King of Poland (1587-1632) and Sweden (1592-1599). His son Wladyslaw IV. Vasa, successor on the Polish throne, had it unveiled in 1644 in honour of his father. It is the oldest secular monument in Warsaw.

The column was replaced by another in 1877, and later renovated in 1929-1931. The current column was re-installed in 1949 after it was hit by a German tank during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

There are more details in our detailed description of both the monument and the person of Sigismund.

Type of attraction
Column with standing figure holding a cross and a sword in his hands.
In the touristic area?
Yes | Old Town and Royal Route
Plac Zamkowy, 00-001 Warszawa
How to get?
METRO: The nearest metro station "Ratusz Arsenal" is 1 km away.
TRAM/BUS: The tram network runs below the Castle Square. Numerous buses also stop there. The stop is called "Stare Miasto / Old Town".
TOURIST LINE 180: The stop of the tourist line 180 is called "Plac Zamkowy".
The Sigismund Column on the Castle Square.

The column stands directly in front of the Old Town, for which we have prepared a separate overview.

Touristic overvew
Public and private tours
Miniature in the Warsaw City Museum


Only half of the Castle Square is accessible for people with walking disabilities.

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