Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, Warsaw

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A symbol of Poland's royal heritage, Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow features an art collection that represents generations of collecting from the country's royal families. The museum was founded in the 19th century, but much of the artwork was taken by Nazi occupiers in World War II. However, after the war ended many of the pieces were recovered and returned, including paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and Pompeo Batoni, and artifacts from the Qing Dynasty. The main floor is a series of royal rooms with Baroque decor, marble columns, chandeliers, and polished floors. The second floor houses the portrait gallery, while artifacts and private collectibles appear throughout the palace. The site is now a branch of the National Museum in Warsaw and frequently hosts lectures, events, and temporary exhibits. The palace and museum are large, so give yourself plenty of time to tour. Consider renting an audio guide in your native language for a self-guided tour. Use our Warsaw tour itinerary maker site to add Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and other attractions to your Warsaw vacation plans.
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  • No English guide (audio or in person) available, which greatly diminished the experience. We also had to fight groups for passage. Some rooms extremely dark which made it near impossible to read... 
    No English guide (audio or in person) available, which greatly diminished the experience. We also had to fight groups for passage. Some rooms extremely dark which made it near impossible to read...  more »
  • Very nice place to visit. It is worth to choose the ,, visiting palace” option. The price for visiting is the same but you are guided with a tour guide. 
    Very nice place to visit. It is worth to choose the ,, visiting palace” option. The price for visiting is the same but you are guided with a tour guide.  more »
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  • One of the most elegant palaces in Europe, Wilanów Palace is Poland's "Little Versailles", the home of its greatest King, Jan III Sobieski, a legendary man of many virtues, talents and formidable in battle. There is truly majestic landscape, artistry and beauty to enjoy here in its peaceful walks. The artworks around the Palace remember the legendary battle that shaped European history and established King Jan as a truly heroic figure. Well worth a visit, especially in spring and summer for the shade of its gardens.
  • Very nice place to visit, but probably even better at night, because they have plenty of figures of coloured light on the gardens and they surely work during the night time. It must be a fantastic view. The walk around the forest is great and even all along the ponds and the river.

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