Royal Route Sightseeing Walk (Self Guided), Warsaw

Thrill to the many architectural highlights of a walk in Warsaw's city center district. The Royal Route is a must, and delights with its series of old royal residences, parks and churches.

Stroll down Krakowskie Przedmieście, one of the most prestigious and prettiest streets in the city. The wide boulevard starts at the Royal Castle in the Old Town and along its length you will see numerous glass-covered placards with reproductions of Canaletto's paintings of 18th century Warsaw. The street is closed to drivers in the summer, becoming a popular and welcoming place to promenade.

One of the most famous landmarks on Krakowskie Przedmieście is St. Anne's Church, a 15th-century building that has come through the centuries despite wars and fires. The splendid neoclassical façade that is seen today dates back to the late 18th century.

After your visit to the church, make your way over to the Presidential Palace, construction of which started in 1643. Since 1994, the magnificent building has served as the official residence of the Polish president. Part of the Royal Route encompasses Nowy Swiat. This historic thoroughfare is a big draw because of its shops and extensive range of bars, cafés and restaurants.
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Royal Route Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Royal Route Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Poland » Warsaw
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: MilaT
Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Saint Anne's Church

1) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Saint Anne's Church

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Carmelite Church

2) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Carmelite Church

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Potocki Palace

3) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Potocki Palace

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Presidential Palace

4) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Presidential Palace

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Church of Saint Joseph of the Visitationists

5) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Church of Saint Joseph of the Visitationists

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Tyszkiewicz Palace

6) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Tyszkiewicz Palace

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Holy Cross Church

7) Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Holy Cross Church

Nowy Świat Street, Zrazowskiego House

8) Nowy Świat Street, Zrazowskiego House

Nowy Świat Street, Branickich Palace

13) Nowy Świat Street, Branickich Palace

Trzech Krzyży Square, Saint Alexander's Church

14) Trzech Krzyży Square, Saint Alexander's Church

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