Just 30 km south of Poznań, there is a spectacular palace known as the Palace in Rogalin, which is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Poland. Located in the picturesque Warta valley and surrounded by ancient oaks, this two-story palace dating back to the 18 century was home to the Raczyński family, an aristocratic family in Poland. This multi-hectare complex palace consists of a main building and two quarter-circular galeria wings connected to the side, forming a massive horseshoe in front of a vast courtyard. A French garden extends behind the palace, overlooked by the mound to the west.
Thanks to a thorough renovation in the 19 century, the palace has been restored to its former glory and has preserved practically unchanged ever since. Today it hosts a museum filled with numerous paintings, sculptures and artistic craft, including the collections of Polish and European paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. With an exquisite classical-baroque interior and a superb view of its surroundings, the Palace of Rogalin is an example of this kind of architecture. After exploring the palace, take a stroll through Rogalin Park and the ancient oak trees, some of which are centuries old. As the weather turns warmer, the Palace in Rogalin can be a nice weekend getaway for you to stroll through the landscape in and around the palace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Photo: Muzeum Pałac w Rogalinie