The Royal Way : Michelin's recommendations
Following the elegant Cracow Suburb street, you will find St. Anne's Church, with its neoclassical façade, raised by a Princess of Mazovia in1454, and with its baroque interior well worth visiting for its "crystal" vault in trompe-l'oeil. Next we have the palace and monuments, including the statue of the romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz. Opposite each other, the Radzivill Palace (seat of the Cabinet) in the main courtyard of which is enthroned the equestrian statue of Prince Joseph Poniatowski, and the Potocki Palace (where the guard room now houses a gallery of modern art) contrast neoclassical and baroque styles. Then the neo-Renaissance hotels, Bristol and Europejski (1877), a statue of cardinal Wyszynski (great defender of Human Rights), the baroque Wizytek church (rococo interior) and the Czapski Palace (now housing the Academy of Fine Arts). Further on lies the University founded in 1816. After the church of the Holy Cross, the Staszic Palace erected in 1820 now houses the Academy of Sciences together with a statue in memory of Nicolaus Copernicus. Next the street of the New World (Nowy Swiat), a very lively shopping street with its market stalls, its famous Blikle cake shop, the Branicki Palace. Via Tamka street, you will reach the Ostrogski Palace in which the Museum and the Chopin Society organise recitals. After the National Museum, Nowy Swiat comes to an end at the Three Crosses and St. Alexander's church (19th C. copy of the Roman Pantheon). Finally, the Aleje Ujasdowskie, a pleasant avenue bordered with private mansions, leads to the Ujasdow Castle (built in 1620) which now houses the Centre for Contemporary Art, before ending in front of the iron gates onto the Lazienski Park.
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