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. Use our Warsaw tour itinerary maker site to add Wilanów Palace and other attractions to your Warsaw vacation plans.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Spectacular. It's not like that was destroyed during the war. Both the old (which was rebuilt) and new town (modern) are amazing. Very beautiful and modern buildings. Beautiful monuments. Wooded town, clean and polite people. Come back with pleasure.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This palace is as if a king or a queen still lives there. The park near palace is just amazing, really beautiful. The palace itself is very royal and posh. It's quite far from city center, but if you'...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    A city which was destroyed during the world war and there, standing, beautiful, full of life, to show us that giving up is never a solution. Everywhere you can see the marks of the war, the Poles are keen not to forget and to honor the victims of Nazism. I share some images of memorials, guetho is heading off, but along with all this we see flower beds full of flowers and busy streets and safe. I loved it, I was thrilled.
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  • Beautiful baroque palace. Well worth the short bus trip to visit while in Warsaw. Both the interior and exterior of the palace are amazing. You can also walk around the palace gardens for a small extra fee.
  • Beautiful palace. The interior has lots of period pieces and lots of history. We were early for the gardens, so they weren't get lush, especially the roses, but it was a really nice palace that I wasn't expecting a short drive outside of Warsaw.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Be sure to download the app before you go, and bring headphones. Getting there and back by bus is very easy.
  • Interesting historical palace with pleasant park, home to the last nobility in Poland before fall to 18th century European powers. A must - do if you're in Warsaw. Only 30 minutes from city center.
  • This is a review for the museum in the palace, walking around and the park are 5 stars. But the museum is pretty bad. Its basically an art museum/how did the nobles live a long time ago. Zero interactivity, I will say that it does have good English translations, but the actually "stuff" that you look at, is pretty boring imo

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