The Wilanow Palace avoided destruction during the Poland’s partitions and both World Wars and has preserved its authentic historical qualities. Today it is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.
The Palace, built for the Polish king Jan III Sobieski in the 17th century, is often described as Polish Versailles. The baroque style residence combines the building traditions of old Polish aristocratic mansions, Italian villas and French palaces.
Despite the palace was rebuilt and rearranged by subsequent owners, it remained to be a symbol of the Polish king Jan III Sobieski’s reign, with many elements depicting his glory and military victories. In the richly decorated interior the visitors find an impressive collection of art, including paintings by most famous European artists and original furniture.
The palace is surrounded by and English-style park and several landscaped gardens, which are an integral part of the palace complex. The gardens, created and rearranged over several centuries, are great example of different forms and styles of gardening art.
Distance from Warsaw city centre: 11 km, about 20 min driving one way