Royal Warsaw

Łazienki Park: The summer residence of the last king of Poland, the name of which was taken from a bathhouse rebuilt into a palace. Comprising 76 ha of land, squirrels, ducks, peacocks and swans all call it home. Palace on a Lake: A beautiful park with 2 temples, a botanical garden, Roman Orangeries, XVIII century court theatre, which survived WWII. King Stanisław August Poniatowski held the famous Thursday lunches for scientists and poets to discuss ongoing events. Summer Chopin concerts May-Sep every Sat 12:00 and 16:00; park open daily, from dawn until dusk for free. Museums open 9.00-18.00; free on Thursdays. www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl;

The Royal Castle: The seat Royalty & the capital of Poland (16th-18th century). The Castle houses several museums & The Royal Gardens. A must if you want to gain a deeper appreciation of Contemporary Warsaw & Polish history. Paintings by Rembrandt – ‘Girl in a Picture Frame' and 'A Scholar at his Writing Table' are here! Open 11:00-18:00, Sunday entrance for free! www.zamek-krolewski.pl

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