Wilanow Palace Museum
- +48 22 842 48 09
- Wilanow Palace Museum
- ul. St. Kostki Potockiego 10/16
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Wilanow was built for Jan Sobieski (r. 1674-96), Poland's most dashing monarch. It was Sobieski who led the Catholic Allies in the liberation of Vienna from the Turks in 1683. This baroque belter later passed through the hands of several of Poland's most influential families, and it remained in private hands right up until 1944. Wilanow mercifully survived the war, and today it represents one of the richest attractions in Warsaw. It's choc-full of splendid art, including paintings by some of the biggest names in European art, from Jean-Louis David to Bernardo Bellotto. The palace's fine gardens are currently undergoing renovation.
Editor & Warsaw Local
The palace is a bit austere with too many pictures of men that even my Polish friends had never heard of, but it is still worth a visit to see the floors and plasterwork. Better still is the park, which is a joy to walk and can be done easily within an hour.
Access to the gardens is free on Thursday; access to the Palace is free on Sunday. Even if you have to pay, the cost is not huge and it is good value for money. Be sure to try the hot chocolate and Polish cake in the old tea room - delicious.
This is a very beautiful palace and well worth taking the time to visit while in Warsaw.
my reveiw is really good i went there for a field trip from oregon it was so fun i give a great reveiw