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Wilanów Palace (Pałac w Wilanowie)

Wilanów Palace

Wilanow Palace is a former royal residence situated on the South- East outskirts of Warsaw. It is surrounded by a vast beautiful Wilanow Park.

 

 

Location: ul. SK Potockiego 10/ 16, Wilanów district Map

Tel. 022 842 25 09

Bus: E-2, 116, 117, 130, 139, 164, 180, 519, 522, 700, 710, 724

Palace: May- Sep: 9:30am- 6:30pm Mon- Sat

Oct- Apr: 9:30am- 4:30pm Tue, Thu, Fri

Closed: Jan

Park: 9am- dusk

www.wilanow-palac.artr.pl

Completed: 1696

 

 

 

Description of Wilanow Palace

 

Wilanow Palace was constructed in 1677 by the orders of a Polish king Jan Sobiesky who wanted a new suburban residence to escape noise and chaos of a capital. After he died Wilanow Palace changed hands several times. Each new owner added something of their own to the exterior and interior of this lavish residence. No one dared, however, to remove external sculptures that glorified military successes of palace's original owner.

 

Elizabeth Syniavska did most visible alterations. She expanded her private chambers and increased the size of the kitchen. Thanks to her renovation projects Wilanow Palace became one of the most stunning examples of Polish Baroque. It also houses one of the first museum opened in the country. It was established in 1805 by Stanislaw Potocki. During World War II invading German troops stole many of its artifacts, but they were later recovered and returned to Wilanow Palace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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