Wilanow Palace, also called the “Polish Versailles”, is the late 17th-century palace. Initially, it served as a summer residence of one of the greatest Polish kings, John III Sobieski. The palace features extensive grounds, a museum of interiors and a collection of European and Oriental art.
Your tour of the palace will bring you into the lives of Polish royalty. The palace interiors still hold much of the original furniture, as somehow managed to survive both World Wars intact. Here you can admire a wide collection of artworks, which have been gathered for more than three hundred years. The palace garden represents different styles: a bi-level Baroque Italian garden and a romantic English Chinese landscape park.
If time allows, make a stop at the interesting Poster Museum, located in the palace’s former stables. It’s the oldest museum of that kind in the world. Two large halls feature one of the largest collections of art posters in the world.
The Museum offers numerous other attractions: theatrical spectacles, concerts temporary exhibitions, as well as sites of historical reconstruction groups at the Palace courtyard in the summertime.