Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, Warsaw

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A symbol of Poland's royal heritage, Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow features an art collection that represents generations of collecting from the country's royal families. The museum was founded in the 19th century, but much of the artwork was taken by Nazi occupiers in World War II. However, after the war ended many of the pieces were recovered and returned, including paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and Pompeo Batoni, and artifacts from the Qing Dynasty. The main floor is a series of royal rooms with Baroque decor, marble columns, chandeliers, and polished floors. The second floor houses the portrait gallery, while artifacts and private collectibles appear throughout the palace. The site is now a branch of the National Museum in Warsaw and frequently hosts lectures, events, and temporary exhibits. The palace and museum are large, so give yourself plenty of time to tour. Consider renting an audio guide in your native language for a self-guided tour. Use our Warsaw tour itinerary maker site to add Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and other attractions to your Warsaw vacation plans.
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  • Excellent baroque period palace, With excellent frescoes statues and Chinese furniture. Staff is huge certainly massive and preservation going on. 
    Excellent baroque period palace, With excellent frescoes statues and Chinese furniture. Staff is huge certainly massive and preservation going on.  more »
  • Not the most well maintained gardens , but an easy bus ride from Old Town and it’s very large and lots of ponds that seem naturally beautiful. 
    Not the most well maintained gardens , but an easy bus ride from Old Town and it’s very large and lots of ponds that seem naturally beautiful.  more »
  • Wonderful place situated in the neighborhood of Wilanow. Beautiful lush gardens with exquisite array of flowers complimented with fountains. Great place to stroll around with your loved one/s. I... 
    Wonderful place situated in the neighborhood of Wilanow. Beautiful lush gardens with exquisite array of flowers complimented with fountains. Great place to stroll around with your loved one/s. I...  more »
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  • Such a nice place to visit with family! Very clean well organized! I recommend to anyone who loves history and wants to know more about polish culture! I really liked the gardens and all the surroundings. Tickets are not expensive in my opinion. Parking wasn’t very hard to find but we decided to go during the week so maybe on weekends it’s more crowded! Recommend this place to everyone!
  • One of the most elegant palaces in Europe, Wilanów Palace is Poland's "Little Versailles", the home of its greatest King, Jan III Sobieski, a legendary man of many virtues, talents and formidable in battle. There is truly majestic landscape, artistry and beauty to enjoy here in its peaceful walks. The artworks around the Palace remember the legendary battle that shaped European history and established King Jan as a truly heroic figure. Well worth a visit, especially in spring and summer for the shade of its gardens.
  • Very nice place to visit, but probably even better at night, because they have plenty of figures of coloured light on the gardens and they surely work during the night time. It must be a fantastic view. The walk around the forest is great and even all along the ponds and the river.
  • Only went to the gardens. Nice for a nice walk but unlike some reviews spending more than 90 min is a stretch. You would have to sit on a bench a whole lot or take a kayak or rowing boat to make it a whole afternoon. Also I would recommend Coming in early summer since when I got there the flowering plants were mostly done flowering. Also if you expect a well kept garden this is not it, lots of parts are overgrown and instead of nice grass sections it was mostly small weeds(this is of course beter for the bugs etc) which I found a bit out of place for a royal garden. The garden of the castle downtown is a lot more impressive albeit a lot smaller
  • It was a beautiful place. The garden is amazing! And the inside is amazing too. The staff is nice and helping you. They all can speak English. It was really nice.

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