The Royal Łazienki was King Stanisław August’s summer residence, in which a classicist architecture is harmoniously blended with its natural surroundings featuring fabulous gardens.
Here, you can not only rest while watching nature, but also deepen your knowledge of the ideas of the Enlightenment by visiting such gems of the European architecture as:
The Palace on the Isle
The Palace on the Isle – one of the most valuable Polish historical buildings, housing the Royal Picture Gallery;
The Old Orangery
The Old Orangery, housing the Royal Sculpture Gallery with plaster copies of the most famous sculptures of the ancient world, and the Royal Theatre – one of the few original European 18th century court theatres;
The Myslewicki Palace, in which original polychromes by Jan Bogumił Plersch were preserved, including views of Rome and Venice;
The White Pavilion
The White Pavilion – the first building constructed in the Royal Łazienki by the initiative of Stanisław August – which houses the King’s Collection of Prints;
The Office Cadets School
The Officer Cadets School with the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Room, and the picturesquely located Amphitheatre.
In the Royal Łazienki gardens, you can stroll on paths and alleys surrounded by trees, shrubs, and flowers. You can choose between the Royal Garden, the Romantic Garden, the Modernist Garden, as well as, the new Chinese Garden. The Deckchair Leisure Zone – located near the New Orangery – is also available.
The visitors to the Royal Łazienki may also experience high European culture with numerous cultural and educational events on offer. Among the best-known are the summer concerts near the Monument to Chopin, which take place on each Sunday from the beginning of May until the end of September.
These recitals have had a long tradition in the Royal Łazienki, and they are popular both among tourists and the inhabitants of Warsaw. The vast park surrounding the summer residence of the last Polish king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, is where Varsovians like to go for longer walks. The park is home to a winter garden, an amphitheatre, and even a Chinese garden. The biggest attraction, however, is the park’s permanent residents: the squirrels and peacocks. Another site worth seeing is the classicistic Palace on the Isle with its enchanting interior design and gallery of paintings.