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WILANOW PALACE AND PARK




Wilanow is a borough of the city of Warsaw. It is home to the historic Wilanow Palace, the "Polish Versailles", and a second home to many Polish kings.
In 1676 the depopulated village was bought by King Jan III Sobieski. At the beginning, the residence built there was small, but due to military successes and an increase of the importance of royalty, it was reconstructed into a wonderful, huge royal palace in the years 1677-1696. By King's order, Tylman van Gameren and August Locci erected the new baroque-style palace and St. Anne's Church. After completion, the main palace building comprised of elements of a nobility house, an Italian garden villa and a French palace in the style of Louis XIV.
Initially the palace was named Villa Nova (New Village), to distinguish it from the nearby village of Stara Wies (Old Village). However, soon the name was polonised to Wilanow.
It was a summer residence of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland, betwen 1674-1696.

The Palace in Wilanow belongs to those few places of interest in Warsaw, which remained in its intact form from the period of the pre-Second World War. Situated slightly off the main track, Wilanow remained almost intact and today you can admire this wonderful baroque royal residence.

The palace is surrounded by a beautiful 45 hectares park with canals and picturesque bridges, with its natural lake and stream and its man-made pond dating back to King Jan III’s days.
It comprises gardens in a number of styles: a two-level Baroque garden, a neo-Renaissance rose garden, an English landscape park and an English-Chinese landscape park.
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
Mausoleum of Stanislaw and Aleksandra Potocki
Mausoleum of Stanislaw and Aleksandra Potocki
Wilanow
Wilanow
Wilanow - Palace
Wilanow - Palace
Wilanow Park
Wilanow Park
Chinese Pavillion
Chinese Pavillion
Pumping Room Building
Pumping Room Building
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Spring In The Park
Spring In The Park
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow
Warsaw-Wilanow
Warsaw-Wilanow
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace
Spring Reflection
Spring Reflection
Wilanow Park
Wilanow Park
Wilanow Park Scene
Wilanow Park Scene
Spring In The Park
Spring In The Park
Roman Bridge
Roman Bridge
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
The Other Side Of Statue
The Other Side Of Statue
Warsaw - Wilanow
Warsaw - Wilanow
The Poster Museum
The Poster Museum
Lions At The Mausoleum
Lions At The Mausoleum
Mausoleum of Stanislaw and Aleksandra Potocki
Mausoleum of Stanislaw and Aleksandra Potocki
Sleeping Forever
Sleeping Forever
The Potocki Family Mausoleum
The Potocki Family Mausoleum
The Potocki Mausoleum
The Potocki Mausoleum
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church Complex
St. Anna's Church Complex
St. Anna's Church
St. Anna's Church
Palace At Different POV
Palace At Different POV
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Figures Of Famae
Figures Of Famae
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief Of Bacchus And Erigone
Relief Of Bacchus And Erigone
Relief Of Europa And The Bull
Relief Of Europa And The Bull
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief On The Facade Of The Palace
Relief Of Zeus And Antiope
Relief Of Zeus And Antiope
Belfry At St. Ann's Church
Belfry At St. Ann's Church
The Well
The Well
Clouds Over St. Anna's Church
Clouds Over St. Anna's Church
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Door With Caryatids
Door With Caryatids
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Royal Palace In Wilanow
Side Door Decoration
Side Door Decoration
Pastel Clouds Above The Palace
Pastel Clouds Above The Palace
The King's Battle Scene
The King's Battle Scene
Relief Of Pygmalion And Galatea
Relief Of Pygmalion And Galatea