Wilanow Palace

Wilanów Palace

The Wilanow Palace is situated on the southern outskirts of Warsaw. Wilanów Palace History From 1677 to 1696 it was the summer residence of John Sobièski, who employed Augustyn Locci to design and build a single-story manor with four projecting corner pavilions. It soon proved to be insufficient, and between 1681 and 1683 one storey […]

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Wawel Castle garden

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle is located in Krakow, Poland. Wawel Castle History A large rectangular hall with 24 columns was built in the early 13th century (later destroyed in the 13th–14th centuries). In the mid-14th century, Kasimir III built a new Gothic castle in the form of separate buildings grouped around an irregularly shaped courtyard. Towards the

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Royal Castle of Warsaw

Royal Castle of Warsaw

Former royal residence and seat of the government, the Royal Castle of Warsaw is situated between the Vistula escarpment and the Old Town, Warsaw. There is evidence of early 14th-century timber and brick buildings on the site, and towards the end of that century Janusz I, Duke of Mazovia (1374–1429), built a splendid Gothic residence,

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Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle (formerly known as Marienburg Castle) is a castle of the Teutonic Knights in northern Poland. The red-brick fortress of Malbork, the headquarters of the Order of Teutonic Knights from 1309 to 1457, is situated 48 km southeast of Gdańsk, on the right bank of the Nogat River. It is one of the most

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Lazienki Palace

Łazienki Palace

The Łazienki Palace is located in a large park with many lakes and pavilions in south Warsaw. From 1674 the land and the nearby Ujazdów Castle belonged to Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski, who built a Baroque Bath House named ‘Łazienka’. History of Łazienki Palace The building, erected on a square plan, was richly decorated with stuccos,

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