Zamek Królewski w Warszawie

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History[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

Vasa period[edit]

Marble Room[edit]

The Marble Room was adorned with the so-called Jagiellon Family, a collection of 22 octagonal effigies, painted by Peeter Danckers de Rij between 1640-1643.

Furnishings[edit]

Majority of the preserved castle furnishings from the Vasa period found its place in the collection of the Visitationist Monastery in Warsaw as donations of the last Vasa, John II Casimir and his wife Marie Louise Gonzaga.

Sobieski period[edit]

18th century[edit]

Saxon period[edit]

Stanisław Augustus period[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Destruction[edit]

On September 17, 1939 (date of the Soviet invasion of Poland) the Castle was shelled by German artillery. In 1944, after the collapse of the Warsaw Uprising, the Germans blew up the Castle’s demolished walls.

September 17, 1939[edit]
1940-1944[edit]
1945[edit]

Today[edit]

Exterior[edit]

Owerviev[edit]

Sigismund's Tower[edit]

Courtyard and Władysław's Tower[edit]

Eastern facade[edit]

Kubicki Arcades[edit]

Copper-Roof Palace[edit]

Interior[edit]

Collections[edit]

Wartime losses[edit]

Painting[edit]

Lanckoroński Collection[edit]
Paintings in the Canaletto Room[edit]
Paintings in the Great Antechamber[edit]
Stockholm Roll[edit]

Entry of the Wedding Procession of Constance of Austria and Sigismund III into Cracow, so-called Stockholm Roll, 1605.

Sculpture[edit]

Textiles[edit]