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Royal Castle

Flourished with meticulous details, the castle is an artistic destination on its own. From the castle entrance, Castle Square spreads openly with Sigismund's Column a few steps away. It serves as backdrop to the historical theme of the Old Town. Many state visits and official meetings are held in the Castle, which also serves as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. Each of the rooms are reconstructed to their grandest style based on original designs. Some important rooms are The Jagiellonian Rooms, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Apartments and Lanckoroński Collection which holds exhibitions featuring paintings by Rembrandt.

Address: plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland

Wilanów Palace Museum

The Wilanow Museum offers wall to wall paintings, with a gallery of decorative arts and coffin paintings plus so much more. With no more than 60 rooms, the palace interiors vary from 17th to 19th century stylings,including Greek, Etruscan and Baroque influences. Numerous royal memorabilia and portraits of monarchs are exhibited inside.

Address: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland

Warsaw National Museum ( visit site )

The National Museum of Warsaw holds about 780,000 art collections displayed in a permanent gallery. These include Polish and Foreign paintings; Ancient, Medieval, Oriental Arts; Polish and European Decorative Art; European Goldsmithing, and much more. There are also occasional exhibitions held here.

Address: Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa, Poland

Polish Army Museum ( visit site )

This army museum documents military artifacts dating back from the 10th century to WWII. Collections include armored vehicles, artillery pieces, helmets, soldier's armors, and stacks of Polish military equipment. The museum, located in Warsaw, features permanent exhibitions of the Polish Army summarizing each era from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, 15th Century, Saxon Era, wars, and Uprisings, reaching the most recent military activities like the UN Peace Mission of the Polish Army.

Address: Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa, Poland

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Museum ( visit site )

Marie Skłodowska–Curie is known for creating the theory of radioactivity. Being the first female to be granted the Nobel Prize, a museum in Warsaw was dedicated to Marie Skłodowska-Curie and her family. Photos, stamps, medals, and books penned in different languages are available at the souvenir shop.

Address: Freta 16, 00-227 Warszawa, Poland

John Paul II Collection

The Museum of John Paul II Collection started when Carroll-Porczynski's family donated over 400 paintings and sculptures. There are 6 main themes: Impressionism, Mythology and Allegory, Still-Life and Landscapes, Portraits and Self-Portraits, Mother and Child, and The Bible and Saints. Works of famous artists like Van Gogh, Goy and Rembrandt are exhibited in the gallery.

Address: plac Bankowy 1, 00-139 Warszawa, Poland

Museum of Caricature E. Lipiński

There is other museum like the interesting Museum of Cartoon Art and Caricature in the world . Warsaw proudly supports the project, as master caricature Eryk Lipiński hatched the idea in the early 1960's, the museum finally found its home no later than 1983. Caricatures and satirical drawings are exhibited in the modest gallery, which has a hanging joker silhouette outside the museum door.

Address: Kozia 11, 00-070 Warszawa, Poland