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
Park: 9am- dusk
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.