WARSAW


Dating back to the late 17th Century, the Łazienki Palace is the most outstanding architect in Poland and one of the most valuable Polish historical buildings. Situated in the Łazienki park, this King Stanisław II Augustus’s palace is also known as “Palace on the Isle” as it is built on an artificial island. It is the only royal palace that has not been blown up during World War II and served as the inspiration for Bang Pa-In Royal Palace in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand.


One of Warsaw’s most iconic sculptures, Polish composer Frederic Chopin monument designed in 1907 by Waclaw Szymanowski to commemorate the centenary of his birth. It depicts the Polish composer sitting under a weeping willow and was installed in 1926 in the Łazienki Park, close to the Belvedere Palace, after Poland regained independence from Russia. The original monument was destroyed during World War II before it was reconstructed in 1958.


The Marble room’s ceiling painting by Marcello will impress the visitors to the Royal Castle. The Royal Castle is one of Warsaw’s most recognizable landmarks due to its iconic appearance and its long history. It was served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs between the 16th and 18th centuries. It was completely demolished during World War II and was rebuilt based on several paintings after the war. The castle is now furnished with furniture and works of art which takes the visitors back to the time of the last king of Poland.


A picturesque Baroque royal residence, Wilanow Palace is one of the best Baroque architecture in Warsaw. It used to be the summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski, before being turned into the first Polish museum in 1805. The beautiful design and construction commemorated the name “the Polish Versailles”.


The Chopin concert takes place annually from May to September. The recitals are held twice every Sunday at the foot of the Frederic Chopin monument in the Łazienki Park. The audiences can enjoy the performance by finest pianists from around the world while sitting either on the benches or on the grass and having their picnic.


A Neoclassic stage on the isle viewed from its Amphitheater at the Royal Łazienki. This 18th century Amphitheatre was modelled on ancient Roman theatres and is an open summer garden theatre. It is apparently one of this type in Europe from those era.


The colourful buildings in the Old Town Market Square at the centre of the partially walled Old Town are perfect picture-postcard place. The Old Town was completely rebuilt after World War II based on the painting by the Italian painter Canaletto. It is now included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.


The Castle Square in front of the Royal Castle is historic square which has witnessed many events throughout Polish history. Even it is called the Castle Square, its shape is more of a triangle rather than a square. Sigismund’s Column, commemorates to the King Sigismund III Vasa, at the centre of the square is one of Warsaw’s most famous landmarks.

Photos by Atipu Ponglux
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