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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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  • Seventeen century beautiful baroque architecture of the royal palace. Facades' decorations make you want to wander in the parks and enjoy the beauty of the wholeness. Inside the rich art collection fr...  more »
  • This Palace is a twenty minute drive out of Warsaw, but worth the travel. A very pretty exterior, lovely parkland and gardens and some fabulous interior rooms. I liked all of the interior rooms and th...  more »
  • The city can be reached from several bus within half an hour. The beautiful castle park. The castle is closed on Tuesday so there is no report about havin. Worth a visit
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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.