Parks in Warsaw: Royal Lazienki

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The Royal Lazienki (Polish: Łazienki Królewskie) is a historic park with picturesque alleys, small ponds, beautiful palaces and creative sculptures located in the center of Warsaw, Poland.

Five interesting facts about the park:

  • With a total area of 76 ha (187 ac), it is the largest public park in Warsaw.
  • It was originally designed by the Dutch architect Tylman van Gameren  (1632–1706) as a bath park in the 17th century, in the Baroque style, for the great royal marshal Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski (1642–1702).
  • In 1764, it became the property of the last king of Poland Stanisław II Augustus (1732–1798), who filled, with the help of the best architects, including the Italian architect Domenico Merlini (1730–1797), this space with magnificent Classicistic buildings.
  • It is famous for concerts of Frédéric Chopin music, which take place from the middle of May to the end of September.
  • The Palace on the Isle is one of the most valuable Polish historical buildings, housing the Royal Picture Gallery.

Royal Lazienki
Bridge over canal leading to the Palace of the Isle

Sculpture of Satyr

Bust of the Roman Emperor Vitellius

Bust of the Roman political leader Pompey

Bust of the Roman Emperor Titus

Bust of the Roman Emperor Trajan

Bust of the Roman Emperor Caligula

Bridge, with monument to the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania John III Sobieski

Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian jay

Lazienki Park
Mandarin duck (male)

Aix galericulata
Mandarin duck (female)

Sciurus vulgaris
Eurasian red squirrel

Emys orbicularis
European pond turtle

Great tit (juvenil) eats from my hand

Chinese garden

Chinese garden

Have you visited the Royal Lazienki in Warsaw? Feel free to post a comment below.

1 comment

  1. Absolutely breathtaking pictures and a fantastic read.