Royal Łazienki Museum
This vast park is a favourite place for Varsovians where they go for long walks amid beautiful nature and architecture to rest from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the heart of the park is the summer residence of the last king of Poland – Stanisław August Poniatowski. The name of the complex comes from the seventeenth-century bathhouse of a Polish nobleman, rebuilt in the 18th century into a palace. Here, in the Palace on the Island, King Stanisław August Poniatowski hosted his famous Thursday dinners, to which he invited scholars and poets to discuss the issues of the day. Today it is a museum where you can admire paintings from the royal collections.
In the grounds of Łazienki you will also see an orangery, an amphitheatre, a court theatre, the Museum of Hunting and Horse-riding, the Myślewicki Palace and numerous free-standing sculptures.
From spring to late autumn, the gardens are abundant with flowers. Squirrels and peacocks as well as ducks and swans are also among the park’s attractions.
If you visit Warsaw in the summer, be sure to take part in one of the famous Chopin Concerts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021 the Concerts were moved to the internet. Every Sunday from May 16 to July 4 at 12 p.m. you can listen to recitals from loudspeakers set in the park or on the Museum website. In winter, take a walk along the Chinese Avenue, where you will see several-metre-long, luminous figures in period costumes.
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