The Wilanow Park forms an integral part of the Wilanow Palace and Gardens. Perfect for a pleasant walk, it is a destination of choice for Varsovians seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. My best season to walk there is autumn. Have a look at my pictures from this season.:)
Wilanow is one of the most beautiful architecture monument in Warsaw called The Little Versaille. It is classify to the s.c. zero class monuments by UNICEF.
It survived the time of partitions and wars and preserved its authentic historical qualities. It was built for the Polish king Jan III Sobieski in the last quarter of 17th century. Its architecture is very original – it is a merger of European art with Old-Polish building tradition and its elevation and palace interiors that, using antique symbols, glorifies the Sobieski family, especially military triumphs of the king.
This is still Wilanow Park. The pond is frozen. Spot the cute chimneys in the background. Romantic, aren't they ;-) ?
Wilanow is a bit off the centre in the southern part of Warsaw. Probably owing to its remote loaction it's one of the few parts of Warsaw that was not destroyed by Germans during WW2.
The King's architect, Augustyn Locci, built the Palace (1677-1680) for King Jan III Sobieski as his royal residence. Its model was an Italian village and its original Italian name is 'Villa Nova,' hence the Polish name of Wilanlw. After the death of Jan III (in Wilanlw), the Palace became the residence of many Polish aristocratic families and at their whim was rebuilt or rearranged many times. Notwithstanding these alterations, Wilanlw is a symbol of the reign of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski who broke the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683 and saved Europe from Islam.
I think it is SO WORTH VISITING and REALLY BEAUTIFUL, and I believe many people visiting Warsaw miss it, because it`s not right in the ceter like the Old Town or the Lazienki Park are. But really, there are busses that go RIGHT THERE and it`s really worth spending the 30 minutes on a bus to see it and have a tour of the Palace and the gardens. It`s amazing and you shouldn`t miss it!!!!
The Wilanow Palace can be reached by buses E-2, 116, 117, 130, 180, 519, 522, 700, 710, 724. Bus stop WILANLW. Cross the street then walk in the direction of the church and park which is on your right at 10/16, Potockiego street. You can`t miss it!
Wilanow is a little bit out of the way, but it only takes about 20 minutes to get there on the bus. You can take bus #116 from Al. Ujazdowskie. Here is a picture of the elegant formal gardens in the back of the palace.
Wilanow is the beautiful summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski of Poland who defeated the Turks at Vienna in 1683, ending their threat to Central Europe forever. There are also beautifully kept up grounds with fountains, gardens, an Orangery and a lake. The palace is wonderful inside and out, with many architectural details, gorgeous ballrooms, and furnishings. You can stroll into the king's and queen's separate apartaments and see how Polish royalty lived back then. The palace is closed on Tuesday, and admission is $3.