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Wilanów Palace

Local name: Pałac w Wilanowie

Wilanów Palace is currently the oldest museum object in Poland. It presents the collections of art initiated by the Potocki family. The residence has two side wings and was built in baroque style. The interiors have the original equipment, stucco decorations, paintings, sculptures and ornaments of Regency style. The whole is surrounded by the beautiful palace gardens.

Wilanów Palace was built as the residence of Polish king John III Sobieski and his wife Marie Casimire, better known as 'Marysieńka'. The construction was designed by Augustyn Wincenty Locci and realized between 1681 and 1696. In the beginning, it only consisted of the main building but in 1723-1729 it was expanded by the two additional wings. The residence has three stories, what makes it seem very spacious. This impression is further enhanced by the large garden areas surrounding the palace.

Nowadays, the monumental palace functions as the Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów which displays the historical collections created by Stanisław Kostka Potocki. The museum also owns 30 monuments such as the stable, orangery, outdoor kitchen, gardener's house, pump-room and Roman bridge. The entire complex covers 89ha.

Wilanów Palace map
Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/1602-958 Warsaw , Poland