The Castle Square
The Castle Square owes its name to the Royal Castle located there – the seat of former Polish rulers. The centre of the Square is occupied by one of the city’s most important – the Column of King Sigismund III Vasa. It was erected on the initiative of King Władysław IV in honour of his father, who moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. The Column is an excellent point of departure for a stroll down the Royal Route and a favourite meeting place for local residents.