King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta)

King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta)

King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta)
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Cristinel
Romania200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
You cannot miss the Column, it is a touristic landmark in Warsaw, right in the middle of Castle Square. A very common meeting point for tourists at some moments during the day, could become easily very crowded area. Anyway there is plenty of room to catch a beautiful view over the Column. In winter time, there is also there a beautiful Christmas Tree. Not as tall as the Column, but still worth a stop by.
Written 6 December 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
Sigismund's Column was originally erected in 1644 and is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks as well as the first secular monument in the form of a column in modern history. It commemorates King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw.
Written 21 May 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The column is in a nice photo spot in Old Town and signifies the movement of the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. The current column is from 1949 but the statue is original and the two original broken columns can be seen just to the right of the castle.
Written 16 April 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A key feature of the Castle Square, the column commemorates King
Sigismund III Vasa who moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw in 1596.
The column was destroyed by a shell in WWII, but statue was unharmed except for the sword. Like nearly everything else in Warsaw, the column was reconstructed after WWII.
Written 3 January 2023
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23dj
Albuquerque, NM12,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Famous column right in the castle square. Best point in the city to meet up. Also good for a quick photo while entering the square
Written 26 December 2022
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Located in the central square area outside of the rebuilt palace in Old Town, it's an interesting column to see, but it's the large open square that's the real attraction around it. Fine to stop by and look at. Seems to be gathering place for the crowds of tourist midday though, so best to walk by and see it but keep moving.
Written 1 November 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,316 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Not a great deal to see, but it is a significant historic monument that was originally erected in 1644 to commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa. The column used to be made of red marble and stood just 8.5 m high. On top of the column was a bronze sculpture of the King, 2.75 m high, clad in archaistic armour.
On 1 September 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising, the monument's column was demolished by the Germans, and its bronze statue was badly damaged. After the war the statue was repaired, and in 1949 it was set up on a new much taller (22 m high) column made of granite.
Written 26 October 2022
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GosiaKJ
Gdansk, Poland298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
You have to see it when in Warsaw, it is one of the most recognizable monuments. The surrounding is great, many other things to see and also restaurants and cafeterias.
Written 27 August 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The column and statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw. During the Warsaw Uprising, the monument's column was demolished by the Germans. Later the column was restored
and the original broken pieces of the column can still be seen lying next to the Royal Castle which is located in the same square as the column.
Written 19 July 2022
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Castle Square located in Old Town, Warsaw, Poland is the home to numerous monuments, statues and buildings which are utterly worth visiting. One of the outstanding monuments is the King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta), Originally erected in 1644, and is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks The column and statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw. The original Corinthian column was constructed out of red marble and stood 8.5 meter tall. At the top of the column was a statue of the king dressed in armor. Over the centuries this monument has undergone numerous revisions. The current column now stands at 22 meters in height and adorned by four golden eagles. The king is dressed in armor, with a sword in one hand and holding a cross in the other hand. According to information provided by the Tourist Center, this column was designed by Constantino Tencalla, an Italian architect, Clemente Molli was the sculptor. Daniel Tym, a local bell maker was given the task of casting this bronze statue. In 1681 a wooden fence was put in place surrounding the monument. Many years late the wooden fence was replaced with a permanent iron fence. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the column was renovated several times. A fountain was added in the late 19th century. The bronze statue took a direct hit by German artillery shells and was demolished during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. In 1949 a new reconstructed gray granite column and statue was introduced to Castle Square. The fountain and fence were removed. This beautiful column with its statue is impressive and sits in middle of the square surrounded by attractions which are also well worth a visit. If your visiting Warsaw, this a must visit site.
Written 19 May 2022
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