Łazienki Palace

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Łazienki Palace
Front view

Front view

Creation time : 1772
Castle type : palace
Conservation status: Reconstructed
Place: Warsaw
Geographical location 52 ° 12 '53 "  N , 21 ° 2' 8"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 12 '53 "  N , 21 ° 2' 8"  E
Łazienki Palace (Lesser Poland)
Łazienki Palace
Łazienki Palace from the north

The Łazienki Palace (Pol .: Pałac na Wodzie or Pałac Łazienkowski ), also Palace on the Water or palace on the island called, was in the 17th century by Tylman van Gameren for Stanisław Lubomirski Herakliusz , the owner of Ujazdów in Warsaw built .

From 1772 to 1795 Domenico Merlini rebuilt the palace in Łazienki Park for Stanislaus August Poniatowski , who made it his residence. The interior of the bathing establishment was designed in the Chinese style, which was very popular in the classicism era. Above all, you can see reliefs and painted Dutch tiles, furniture and paintings from the Enlightenment. The exterior is dominated by an attic supported by columns with allegorical statues. The castle is located on an artificial island on Lake Łazienki, which is connected to the mainland by two arcaded bridges. The elongated Łazienki Lake is divided into two parts by the palace, the smaller northern lake and the larger southern lake. On the ground floor there are the Bacchus Room , the Royal Baths, the Ballroom, the Portrait Cabinet , the Solomon Room , the Rotunda with the figures of the Polish kings, the lower picture gallery, the castle chapel and the dining room, where the famous Thursday meetings took place, to which the King Stanislaus August Poniatowski invited important cultural workers and Freemasons of his time every week . The royal apartments, the upper picture gallery, the balcony room, the royal cabinet, the royal bedchamber, the cloakroom and the officers' room are on the first floor.

The Łazienki Palace was sacked by the German Wehrmacht after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and rebuilt after the Second World War.

See also

Web links

Commons : Łazienki Palace  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Study trip to Poland . Automobile Club Alzey e. V. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
Panorama of the palace, 2009