Senatorska Street

Senatorska Street, Warsaw: Address, Phone Number, Senatorska Street Reviews: 3.5/5

Senatorska Street
3.5
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Mathias S
By Mathias S
Palaces
Apr 2019
This street links Castle Square with Theatre Square. There are two interesting palaces by this street, apart from the buildings already on the Threatre Square. One is, on the corner of Miodowa (Honey) Street, the Palace of the Bishops of Kraków, also known as the Palace of Kajetan Sołtyk. It belonged to the bishops of Kraków, and Sołtyk was one of them. He protested against restoring the political rights of non-catholics under Russian pressure, so he was kidnapped by the Russians, which lead to the Bar Confederation and, in the longer run, to the partages of Poland. The palace is a late baroque one. As one floor was reduced, the windows of two floors now serve one, making them the highest in Warsaw. Next, on the other side, there's a nice classicist style, not so devoid of ornamentation as classicism sometimes is compared to baroque. There are other buildings on the street, in the Theatre square, such as classicist Grand Theatre of 19th century, baroque Blanka Palace, and the reconstruction of Jabłonowski palace, which used to be the town hall before ww2. Much further, close to Bank Square, there's Czartoryski Square by this street, where's the Palace of Mniszech family, which is mostly known for Maryna, the wife of tzar Dmitry. It was allegedly some former monk, who claimed to be the lost son of tzar Ivan the Terrible, who otherwise died without a heir (he accidentally killed one. He is considered the last tzar of Rurikid dinasty) and asked for help in "regaining" his throne. While Poland officially didn't intervene, some Polish magnates did, most of all Mniszech, who married his daughter Maryna to Dmitry. Dmitry and his Polish allies captured Moscow, but was later killed. Nevertheless, Maryna didn't want to lose power and recognised a new "saved" Dmitry, and fought on. This was the "Times of Trouble" in Russia, which ended in expelling Poles from Moscow in 1613 and establishment of a new, Romanov dinasty who would rull Russia the revolution after ww1. Still, it is not a very

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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Północne
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3 972 contributions
Places all around
Jun 2019 • Couples
The street is at the Theatre Square. There are several great building, mostly palaces. They were completely restaorde and are beautiful It is a good walk on the street maybe upto the majestic Teatr Wielki.
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mathias S
333 contributions
Palaces
Apr 2019 • Solo
This street links Castle Square with Theatre Square. There are two interesting palaces by this street, apart from the buildings already on the Threatre Square.

One is, on the corner of Miodowa (Honey) Street, the Palace of the Bishops of Kraków, also known as the Palace of Kajetan Sołtyk. It belonged to the bishops of Kraków, and Sołtyk was one of them. He protested against restoring the political rights of non-catholics under Russian pressure, so he was kidnapped by the Russians, which lead to the Bar Confederation and, in the longer run, to the partages of Poland. The palace is a late baroque one. As one floor was reduced, the windows of two floors now serve one, making them the highest in Warsaw.

Next, on the other side, there's a nice classicist style, not so devoid of ornamentation as classicism sometimes is compared to baroque.

There are other buildings on the street, in the Theatre square, such as classicist Grand Theatre of 19th century, baroque Blanka Palace, and the reconstruction of Jabłonowski palace, which used to be the town hall before ww2.

Much further, close to Bank Square, there's Czartoryski Square by this street, where's the Palace of Mniszech family, which is mostly known for Maryna, the wife of tzar Dmitry. It was allegedly some former monk, who claimed to be the lost son of tzar Ivan the Terrible, who otherwise died without a heir (he accidentally killed one. He is considered the last tzar of Rurikid dinasty) and asked for help in "regaining" his throne. While Poland officially didn't intervene, some Polish magnates did, most of all Mniszech, who married his daughter Maryna to Dmitry. Dmitry and his Polish allies captured Moscow, but was later killed. Nevertheless, Maryna didn't want to lose power and recognised a new "saved" Dmitry, and fought on. This was the "Times of Trouble" in Russia, which ended in expelling Poles from Moscow in 1613 and establishment of a new, Romanov dinasty who would rull Russia the revolution after ww1.

Still, it is not a very
Written 15 April 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5 677 contributions
Enjoyed my walk around here!
Sep 2018 • Solo
As most reviewers of this attraction write, the most interesting part of my visit around here are the designs of the building. They all look like palaces to me, took some selfies here, and enjoyed my walk.

There are cafes and stores near this attraction for one's enjoyment.
Written 9 September 2018
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18 626 contributions
Grand buildings
Nov 2017 • Solo
Senatorska street contains many impressive buildings on either side of the road. Theatre land is here and the grand opera house is the icing on the cake of this street,
Written 9 November 2017
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permia
Ireland37 205 contributions
Historic with superb examples of architectural styles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Running from the fine Plac Bankowy to the marvellous Castle Square, many great examples of constructs, both ecclesiastical and secular, can be seen along its stretch.

Palac Błękitn, colloquially known as the Blue Palace due to its blue roof plates, has a wonderful facade. It was famous as a meeting room for Warsaw's society and also as a performance venue for the young Chopin.

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is delightful with fine grounds. Bounding it on the exterior are two corridors which are filled with plaques and memorials.

Senatorska crosses the marvellous plac Teatralny, with the outstanding Teatr Wielki. Notable features are the quadriga under the pediment and the frieze in the central portion that is relating a narrative.

Jablonowski Palace, fully restored after its wartime destruction, has an interesting history and a superior facade. In the Neo-Classical style it was completed in 1785 for Antoni Jabłonowski, a renown Polish politician and nobleman. In the early nineteenth century it was reconstructed and became the location of the City Hall. After a damaging fire in 1863 it was again rebuilt and the fine tower added.

Another exceptionally beautiful edifice is the Primate's Palace, now home to the Hotel Bellotto. It is said to be one of Poland's finest Neo-Classical buildings. Commissioned by the Bishop of Płock in 1593, it served as as the residence of Poland's Primates for many years.

A couple of hundred meters on is the inestimable Plac Zamkowy with the Royal Castle and many attractive buildings, housing cafes, restaurants and others.
Written 15 May 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608 663 contributions
Interesting architecture.
Apr 2017 • Friends
This is a street and area that is always a joy to visit.
Besides there being a few really good café's and restaurants here there is also some fantastic architecture to be admired not just on the street but in the immediate area.
The architecture looks classical with its columns and long buildings and is in stark contract to the architecture in the New Town and in some respects the Old Town.
We had a good walk around this area and went to a few café's and restaurant and generally chilled out.
Senatorska Street is most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 15 April 2017
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8 213 contributions
Great architecture
Oct 2016 • Friends
This street is really special. It managed to preserve its classical look and nowdays stands in contrast with majority of Warsaw architecture. Really something to look at.
Written 24 November 2016
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Mariana Aguiar
Sao Paulo, SP1 109 contributions
Classical look
Aug 2016 • Solo
In contrast with the other parts of the city that look more modern, this one has a classic air, easily seen because of the architecture of the buildings. It also looks like a reacher part of the city.
Written 22 November 2016
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Alexandra P
Kozani, Greece395 contributions
Place of the opera
May 2014 • Couples
Is a way for someone to reach the saxon gardens via Senatorska street, seeing the Great Theater and other government buildings. A long walk from the old town to the saxon gardens.
Written 29 January 2015
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szynka
Alicante, Spain108 contributions
Connecting three tourist attractions
Mar 2013 • Solo
The street connects the Old Town (plac Zamkowy) with the Opera (Teatr Wielki) and Warsaw Major's office (plac Bankowy). Otherwise, if you are not a big fan of Warsaw's history, you will find nothing of interest there. There are few good restaurants, especially in the area of the opera. .
Written 13 April 2013
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