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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  • Amazing palace inside and out, beautiful grounds, Easily reachable by bus. For people who are into that, highly recommended.  more »
  • From the three cities I visited in Poland (Warsaw, Wroclaw-Breslávia and Krakow), Warsaw is the least interesting. Deeply devastated during World War II when it is a city reborn from the Ashes. It deserves the old town centre, the Royal route, the Lazienki Park and the Wilanow Palace. The new city center has modern buildings, with avant-garde architecture, but the construction seemed very disorderly.
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  • The residence is known as the small Versailles and so we did not expect much, instead it is a small treasure that encloses many valuable works. The best time to visit is definitely the late spring, the gardens are at its greatest splendor.
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  • Very beautiful palace with a stunning garden. Worth visiting both of them. Tickets are cheap. We had to take a bus to get there but it was easy to move around via public transport. It took us about three hours to see everything.
  • It's an amazing original castle, unfortunately I've not been able to visit it inside because every Tuesday it's close to the public until summer time. I wish Google has better opening time info. I've visited just the gardens but there where some construction jobs. I recommend to visit it after beginning of May...for sure it will be beautiful
  • Went to the light show in January of 2019 at the Wilanów Palace. The light show is made up of two parts: 1. Parts of the Wilanów Palace gardens lit up with LED lighting (like you have on a Christmas tree). The main fountain near the Vistula river is attractive. I also like the orchard with the apple trees. The rest was plain and not very inspiring. 2. The second part is a laser show using geomapping technology, that uses the front wall of the Palace entrance as a screen to simulate graphically the history of the Palace. Interesting. Kids loved it!
  • Nice place in general. Additionally in winter time - laser show and special decoration, while in summer - colorful garden.
  • Very beautiful and easy access by bus (just check on google maps for the possible lines). Free on every Thursday.
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