Łazienki Royal Park (in Polish, Lazienki Park Królewskie) is the largest public park in Warsaw. It spans an area of about 80 hectares. It features a palace complex and has a lake and a botanical garden. It is located on the southern edge of the district of Śródmieście, on Ujazdów Avenue (Aleje Ujazdowskie), and is part of the so-called "Royal Route" (Trakt Królewski) of the Polish capital.
It is famous for housing the monument to composer Frederic Chopin and some beautiful mansions and interesting pavilions: the Palace on the Island, the Belvedere Palace, the Amphitheatre, the White House, the Temple of Diana, among others. Most of these buildings have been transformed into museums in recent decades.*
A stroll through the Lazienki Royal Gardens is extremely pleasant and interesting.
The entire site served as the residence of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, Polands’s last monarch.
Upon entering, the first thing you come across is the Fryderyk Chopin art-deco monument. It is huge and impressive.
The Park covers an area of 76-hectares and in reality it is formed by 3 different Gardens developed in various years and styles.
The Royal (18th) the Romantic (19th) and the Modernist the 20th century.
The Palace on the Island functions as a museum, it is an imposing building and luckily it was saved with little damage from the Nazi who attempted to destroy it.
There is a free concert every Sunday.
Frederic Chopin or Fryderyk Chopin in Poland was born in Warsaw. Like much of Warsaw the monument was destroyed and melted down at the beginning of the German occupation. It was reconstructed in 1958. On Sundays visitors to Lazienki Park can enjoy piano concerts at the memorial.
The Łazienki Park is the biiggest park in Warsaw . The park is located in the district Śródmieście on the Aleje Ujazdowskie , the southern part of the Warsaw Royal Route , which leads to the Royal Castle. Without question it is one of the most beautiful parks I have seen. We have one of the photos of the Floating Palace framed in our living room at home. Historically the garden was created by the 17th century Tylman van Gameren. Compared to the old town area, the buildings in the park were saved from most of the bombings and destruction that the rest of the city suffered. The castle itself, while appearing to float on the water is actually located on an artificial island on the Łazienki lake, which is connected by two arcaded bridges to the mainland.
Allow yourself time to walk through the gardens and see the many buildings and monuments. And don't forget to take photos of the many peacocks roaming through the park.
I arrived at my hotel, then went for a walk in the cold fresh air. The park is almost next door to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
I was surprised to see two peacocks trying to keep warm, near the Belvedere Restaurant.
The other thing that was unusual about the park, was the number of crows flocking around the park and trees - some thousands of them it looked like.
The Myslewicki Palace (Polish: Pałac Myślewicki) is well known building in Royal lazienky park.
It is build in rococo-neoclassical style, 1777th. Author was Dominik Merlini.
It was created for king Stanisław August Poniatowski and it was one of the first buildings in the Royal park. Its name derives from the nearby not-existing village Myślewice.
A nice place to spend some time. Crowded at weekends and holidays, can be private on weekdays. A tourist can visit The Palac na Wodzie Museum (free of charge on Thursdays, you have to go to the ticket office only to collect a free ticket).
from May to September by the monument of Fryderyk Chopin you can attend concerts performed live by piano players.
Staying for a while in Lazienki Park - just outside its north gates, at charming Agrykola street, there is another quite well known statue of king Jan III Sobieski. This is frightening and powerful monument on man in the horse who stomping his enemy.
Who was king Jan III Sobieski?
King Jan III Sobieski, who played a significant role in stoping the Otoman Imperium to overtaking Vienna in 1693.
In the beautiful Lazienki park, near Myslevicki palace is monument dedicated to Piotr Wisocky.
On palace in front of monument is sign with words: "1830, November 29th at the evening the cadets were billeted here chaired by the lieutenant Piotr Wisocky seized weapons starting with the nation struggle for independence" (my own translation).
But who is Piotr Wysocky?
Piotr Wysocki (September 10, 1797 in Warka – January 6, 1875 there), was a Polish lieutenant and leader of the Polish conspiracy against Russian Tsar Nicolas I. He was leader of military insurgents on 29 November 1830, who starting the November Uprising against Russia. In 1831 he was sentenced to death by Russians, but his sentence was commuted to a 20 years exile in Siberia.
On March 3, 1831, he was awarded the Gold Cross of the Virtuti Militari (cross number 1).
In the hart of modern City is the beautiful and spacious park. It is Lazienki park. We have very little time to explore the park so that is why I wrote this to remind me what should be on my "thing to do" list for next visit of City. I recommend for you, dear reader and inspiring traveler.
It takes a time to comprehend all what you see, even with tour guide. No matter of reason for entering to the royal park is necessary to have a time to walk around and explore the surroundings.
The enter is free and the park is open every day on daylight.
Following objects are free to visit: Amphitheater, Sybil Temple, Egyptian Temple, Waterwell Building and other pavilions and sculptures.
Other attractions (Palace on the Isle, Old Orangery, Myslewicki Palace, Officer Cadets School and White Pavilion) have a symbolic fees and is not open every day. For individual tourists sightseeing all objects is free of charge on every Thursday.
During summer in late afternoon you could to treat yourself in enjoying to free concert of classical music. Also, it is offered and organized tour guide and museum lessons and education workshop.
In special part of park is a garden dedicated to famous Polish composer Frederik Chopin. At the time, the unusually-look-a-like sculpture that reflect it in the pond in the center surrounding by roses is be controversy and some could say despised. Today is the favorite sculpture of favorite artist in Poland.
This palace has everything needed to be a legend, big families in its history as the Lubomobirski, the Poniatowski ... , dramas and fire, a site with spectacular beauty and even a classical theater on the lake
It is a small palace , on an island , in a small lake and initially it was a bathhouse.
The building is rebuilt, but the furnishings and collections are original
On the lakeis the theater of the island, where rampant peacocks
it is nspired by Roman amphitheaters , crowned by six statues of poets of antiquity and the stage is on an island that mimics the ruins of the Roman Forum
Este Palacio tiene todo lo que necesita para ser una leyenda , grandes nombres en su historia , los Lubomobirski , los Poniatowski... , dramas e incendios , un sitio con una belleza espectacular y hasta un teatro clásico en medio del lago
Es un palacio pequeño , que está sobre una isla en un pequeño lago y que inicialmente fue una casa de baños .
El edificio es reconstruido , pero el mobiliario y las colecciones son originales
Sobre el lago el teatro de la isla , donde campean los pavos reales , inspirado en los anfiteatros romanos está coronado por seis estatuas de poetas de la antigüedad y el escenario está en una isla que imita las ruinas del foro Romano
If you have time and good weather do not forget to take a walk in the park and if you can try to hear a concert
The park was built in the seventeenth century and takes its name from the bath house located in the park, called the Palace on the Water as it was built on the lake
A part of the palace is worth a special visit but you must walk through the gardens, see their greenhouse , the Belvedere, the White House
Get lost in these paths watching the statues of their great men and finish in the pond where it is payd homage to Chopin (Atention! try to hear a concert here)
Si tienes tiempo y hace buen tiempo no dejes de darte un paseo por el parque y si es posible escucha un concierto
El parque se construyó en el siglo XVII y toma el nombre por la casa de baños que se encuentra en el parque, el llamado Palacio sobre el Agua ya que se construyó sobre el lago
A parte del palacio que merece una visita especial hay que pasear por los jardines, ver su invernadero , el Belvedere , la Casa Blanca
Perderse por sus paseos viendo las estatuas de sus grandes hombres para acabar en el estanque donde es homenajea a Chopin (Ojo! intenta oír aquí un concierto )