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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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  • We didn't pay to go into the palace itself, but the ground are pretty fascinating here (though there is also an admission cost for them.) The building is well designed to fit into the surrounding gard...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful castles in Poland. You can see most rooms inside this castle with many beautiful rooms, decoration and lots of paintings too. The park is also beautiful and you can easily sp...  more »
  • It feels very weird to me that you have to pay to enter a garden... Nevertheless its very beautiful, probably worth the price. So many newly weds having their photoshoot in there!  more »
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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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