Wilanów: The Versailles of Poland

Friends told us there was a "must see" on our recent visit to Warsaw, Poland.  It was a palace constructed by the King of Poland, Jan Sobieski.

The Sobieski Palace should at the top or close to it, on everyone's Warsaw list. It was constructed in the last half of the 17th century.

Jan III Sobieski was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death, and one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

The palace art collection includes Asian, Egyptian, Greek and European artifacts. Frescos throughout the buildings are being refreshed and restored. 15th through 18th-century paintings and statues are displayed. Most are original to the collection, others have been donated from private collections.

The gardens easily rival those across Europe. Unfortunately, I was unable to photograph the grounds due to heavy downpours but that only means there will be another visit.

For more details on Wilanów Palace, visit our travel blog, Why Poland.

King Jan Sobieski

King Jan Sobieski

Main Entrance Gates

Main Visitor Entrance Gate

Palace Grounds

Palace Grounds

Palace Entrance

Palace Entrance

Architectual Detail

Architectural Detail

A Palace Bedroom

A Palace Bedroom

Writing Desk

Writing Desk

Portable Writing Desk

Portable Writing Desk

Ceiliing Frescos

Ceiling Frescos

Asia Collection Ceiling Artwork

Far East Collection Ceiling Artwork

Porcalen Asia Collection

Far East Collection Figurines

Asia Collection

Far East Collection

Aia Collection Wall Art

Asia Wall Art Collection

Frescos Can Be seen Throughout the Palace

Frescos Can Be Seen Throughout the Palace

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