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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.08mi , Attraction : Historic Landmark
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plac Krasińskich 6, 00-207 Warszawa, Poland
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Krasinski Palace
Our tour begins today at The Krasinski Palace, also known as the Palace of the Krasinski family. It is one of the most notable Baroque-style buildings in the city and holds a significant place in Polish history and culture. The palace is located here in the Old Town of Warsaw, which we will be seeing much more of today. 

The palace was originally constructed in the 17th century as a private residence for the Krasinski family, a prominent Polish noble family. It was built between 1677 and 1683 by Tylman van Gameren, a Dutch architect who worked in Poland during the Baroque period.

The Krasinski Palace is an outstanding example of Baroque architecture. Its design features elements such as a symmetrical facade, decorative stonework, and intricate ornamentation. The palace is known for its grandeur and elegance, making it a striking monument in Warsaw.

Throughout its history, the Krasinski Palace has played a role in various aspects of Polish culture and politics. It was a center for intellectual and social gatherings, and it hosted many important events and figures in Polish history. The palace's library was one of the largest private libraries in Poland at the time.

The Krasinski Palace was renowned for its library, which contained a vast collection of books and manuscripts, including many important historical and literary works. Unfortunately, during World War II, the palace and its library were severely damaged and looted by the Nazis, resulting in significant losses to Poland's cultural heritage.

After World War II, efforts were made to restore the Krasinski Palace to its former glory. The rebuilding process took several decades, and the palace underwent extensive renovations to return it to its original Baroque style.

Today, the Krasinski Palace houses the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. It also serves as a cultural and artistic center and is used for various exhibitions, events, concerts, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Place #2
Distance: 0.21mi , Attraction : Memorial
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Długa 23, 00-263 Warszawa, Poland
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Monument to Warsaw Uprising
In front of us and to our left is The World War 2 Memorial to Resistance Fighters, also known as the Warsaw Uprising Monument, is a significant and poignant memorial that pays tribute to the brave individuals who participated in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, a pivotal event during World War II. It is situated in Krasinski Square and is dedicated to the memory of the resistance fighters who fought against Nazi occupation.

The Warsaw Uprising took place from August 1 to October 2, 1944. It was a massive and heroic effort by the Polish Home Army and other resistance groups to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was a response to the advancing Soviet forces and a desire to reclaim the city before they arrived. 

The monument was unveiled on August 1, 1989, to mark the 45th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. The design, created by sculptor Wincenty Kućma and architect Jacek Budyn, features a bronze sculpture of a Home Army fighter emerging from a manhole, symbolizing the underground nature of the resistance. He is depicted wearing a helmet and holding a submachine gun. The monument is set on a stepped platform with reliefs depicting scenes from the Uprising. 

Every year, on August 1st, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, ceremonies and events are held at the monument to honor the memory of the resistance fighters. It's a time for reflection and remembrance, and it often includes the participation of surviving insurgents and their families.


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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Krasinski Palace
Map Pin Place 2 Monument to Warsaw Uprising
Map Pin Place 3 Freta Street
Map Pin Place 4 Barbakan
Map Pin Place 5 Market Square
Map Pin Place 6 Mermaid Statue
Map Pin Place 7 The Wishing Bell
Map Pin Place 8 St. John's Archcathedral
Map Pin Place 9 The Royal Palace
Map Pin Place 10 Sigismund's Column
Map Pin Place 11 St. Anne's Church
Map Pin Place 12 Monument to Adam Mickiewicz
Map Pin Place 13 Monument to Józef Poniatowski
Map Pin Place 14 Kopernicus Statue
Map Pin Place 15 Polish Cuisine
Map Pin Place 16 Monument to Napolean
Map Pin Place 17 Parade Square
Map Pin Place 18 The Palace of Culture and Science
Map Pin Place 19 National Technical Museum
Map Pin Place 20 Congress Hall
Map Pin Place 21 Świętokrzyski Park and Janusz Korczak Monument
Map Pin Place 22 All Saints Church and Powązki Cemetery
Map Pin Place 23 Prozna Street
Map Pin Place 24 Saxon Garden
Map Pin Place 25 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Map Pin Place 26 Saxon Palace Square

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