Most visits to the Old Town begin on Plac Zamkowy under King Sigismund’s Column. More of a triangle than a square, there isn’t a more popular meeting place in the city, and not a minute of the day when the steps to the statue aren’t besieged by dating couples, school kids and skateboarders. As you face ahead, the Royal Castle looms to your right and the old defensive city walls of Podwale to the left. A lot happens here, whether its a flow of locals and tourists out for a walk, protest marches starting/ending marches here, or scam artists plying their trade on unsuspecting tourists (remain vigilant, but otherwise, don't worry - it's safe!).