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Wilanów Palace, Warsaw

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A symbol of Poland's royal heritage, Wilanów Palace 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. Using our custom trip planner, Warsaw attractions like Wilanów Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A place where you feel the spirit of the past, sometimes we might want to stay here and relive the history that took place here, see with your own eyes what we can only read. The beautiful park, plenty of wonderful places, and Royal Garden of light is something that everyone should see:)
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  • The main recommendation for travelers: before visiting the Palace-park complex site necessarily work. Very often only open in Winter Park, and the entrance to the Palace is closed. We are exactly on the site have received all the necessary information: from Warsaw's old town (Krakowskie przedmieście) came by bus 116 in Wilanów (4.4 zloty). The entrance to the Park is from 16.00 fee is 10 zł, because it passes the light show (singing the lights). Interesting for children and adults. Of course, in the summer there is generally great, but a few hours even in winter you can spend with gusto. For children there is a very large games room, where children play, grown-ups can drink coffee. There is a free toilets. In winter they were clean, dry and very warm.
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  • We enjoyed beautiful Christmas lights! They have five different exhibits, with some timed to music. It's 10 zl per adult to enter this wonderful winter wonderland. I'm not sure how long it's open but ...  more »
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  • One of only a few historical places not devastated by WWII. Over the last few years it has been beautifully restored. Worth taking the guided trip to truly appreciate its beautiful architecture, artistry and history. The beautiful gardens lit up to music during the darker months of the year. Children will have fun walking through the maze of lights full of imaginary creatures and large scale flowers etc.
  • Reading the various reviews I expected a lot more from this royal residence. It is a beautiful complex built as a summer residence and now a museum in the palace itself. The discretely decorated rooms are unfortunately kept in complete shade and, except for some richly decorated room, are quite anonymous. Very fascinating is the palace park that allows visitors to get lost in nature between high trees and tranquil ponds. Of course you can not call the Polish Versailles but it is a beautiful building and well worth a visit! Length of the domestic tour around 90/120 minutes, the gardens require at least half a day @gargio76
  • The Palace it's a beautiful place to visit it came as a suprise for us. You can enjoy a quiet stroll amid the paintings and if you go tired of culture you can enjoy a walk outside in the gardens.
  • Polish Versalles is a 'must see in Warsaw'. Not only can you visit the inside but also its gardens which are really beatuful.
  • Italian architecture in Warsaw. Great beauty, especially the garden. Perfect spot for a lazy weekend. The cafe is poor, doesn't offer much. Overall, I recommend to visit this place.