Branicki Palace, Bialystok

Branicki Palace is a historical edifice in Białystok, Poland. It was developed on the site of an earlier building in the first half of the 18th century by Jan Klemens Branicki, a wealthy Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth hetman, into a residence suitable for a man whose ambition was to become king of Poland. The palace complex with gardens, pavilions, sculptures, outbuildings and other structures and the city with churches, city hall and monastery, all built almost at the same time according to French models was the reason why the city was known in the 18th century as Versailles de la Pologne and subsequently Versailles de la Podlachie .HistoryThe Palace was built for Count Jan Klemens Branicki, Great Crown Hetman and patron of art and science, raised in the French milieu of the Polish aristocracy, who transformed a previous house into the suitably magnificent residence of a great Polish noble, a rival to Wilanów Palace, making a start in 1726. He also laid out the central part of the town of Bialystok, not a large place in the 18th century, with its triangular market.
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  • Beautiful, well maintained, clean. I recommend to all who have not yet got acquainted with the beautiful architecture.
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  • I recommend visiting this beautiful Palace and by the way the park with illuminated fountains during the holidays.
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  • Visit March 8. Everything closed. Tourist info does not work. The garden in. Waste of time to visit
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  • Branicki Palace in Białystok is one of the most beautiful baroque mansions in this part of Europe. Patronage of Jan Klemens Branicki in the eighteenth century led to naming the Bialystok palace the "Polish Versailles". The heritage of Jan Klemens Branicki is continued by the Medical University of Bialystok, which is the owner of the residence since 1950. The Palace is the headquaters of the University of Bialystok, which carries out regular repair and maintenance in order to restore the residence to its former splendor. Through various initiatives such as the Night of Museums, Open Days UMB, Podlaski Science and Art Festival, the European Heritage Days as well as organizing the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Palace is the center of science teaching and is a part of the cultural life of the city.
  • Lovely palace. So clean and charming.
  • Great place to visit for history, architecture and a stroll at the beautiful park.
  • Iconic place for Bialystok, if you're in the city, you should really check it out, especially whan it's sunny - its BEAUTIFUL!
  • Very nice place in Bialystok. Now is the medicine university
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