Royal Baths (Łazienki Park), Warsaw

Royal Baths (Łazienki Park), Warsaw (must see)

This park-and-palace complex lies in Warsaw's central district (Śródmieście) on Ujazdów Avenue, which is part of the "Royal Route" linking the Royal Castle with Wilanów Palace to the south. Originally designed in the 17th century as a baths park (hence the name) for nobleman Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski, in the 18th century, Łazienki was transformed by Poland's King Stanisław August into a setting for palaces, villas, classicist follies, and monuments.

In 1918 it was officially designated a public park. Łazienki is visited by tourists from all over Poland and the world, and serves as a venue for music, the arts, and culture. For the past fifty years, piano concerts are held at the foot of Frederic Chopin's monument on weekends. The park is also home to peacocks and a large number of squirrels.

When you visit this wonderful park, do not miss the Palace on the Isle. This structure is a testimony to Polish architecture and was constructed to serve as King Stanislaw August Poniatowski’s residence. You will be stunned by the vibrant interior with its gigantic paintings. The living room features original Chinese wallpaper. In the study, you will find Jan Bogumil Pletsch’s paintings and the bedroom features a King’s bed. One of the very few original, authentic court theatres in Europe is housed in the Old Orangery. Your trip to Warsaw is definitely incomplete without a visit to this amazing park.

Why You Should Visit:
Some of your best pictures of Warsaw will be taken here, as in all seasons you can find something interesting and picturesque.
Points of interest are: the cozy Chinese Pavillion, the Old Orangery, the small and cute White House, the photogenic Palace on the Isle, and the impressive Chopin Monument.

Tip:
Throughout summer, every Sunday (12pm/4pm) they have free outdoor Chopin piano concerts performed by pianists from all over the world (even when its raining cats and dogs!).

Opening Hours:
[Palace on the Isle] Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 9am-4pm; Thu: 10am-8pm (Oct-Apr); Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm (May-Sep)
[Old Orangery / Royal Theatre] Tue-Sun: 9am-4pm (Oct-Apr); Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm (May-Sep)
[Myślewicki Palace] Tue-Sun: 9am-4pm (Oct-Apr); Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm (May-Sep)
[Officer Cadets School] Tue-Sun: 9am-4pm (Oct-Apr); Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm (May-Sep)
[Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship] Tue-Sun: 9am-4pm (Oct-Apr); Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm (May-Sep)
Admission to the buildings in the park is free on Thursdays in summer, but only for individual visits (no guided tours available and no reservations)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Royal Baths (Łazienki Park)
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: South Warsaw Walking Tour  

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South Warsaw Walking Tour

South Warsaw Walking Tour

Warsaw’s Southern part houses a number of magnificent attractions, including splendid Royal Baths Park, which contains the Palace on the Water, Roman Theater, White House, Myślewicki Palace, old and new orangery, fabulous Belweder, beautiful Ujazdów Castle, and the prominent Chopin monument. See the most popular attractions in Warsaw’s southern part in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Warsaw Famous Monuments

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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