Royal bathroom

Royal bathroom is a symbolic work of King Stanisław August Poniatowski, politician, reformer and prominent patron of the arts.

Brief History

The history of this place dates back to 1262, when it was a riding stronghold of the Mazovian Dukes they destroyed the invaders. That's where the Mazovian princes ruled, they had their residence here Queen Bona, and then Anna Jagiellonka. Zygmunt III Waza he started construction Ujazdowski Castle. Established later, at the behest of the prince Stanisław Lubomirskipavilions: Hermitage and Bathhouse, gave rise to a later one Łazienki Królewskie.

Inside the Bathhouse there was a stylized room for a grotto in which the spring was blazing.

In 1764, the king Stanisław August for his summer residency he chose Ujazdów and with the help of architects transformed the baroque bathhouse into a classical style Palace on the Island.

After the death of Stanisław August, the Royal Łazienki was inherited by his nephew, the prince Józef Poniatowski. In 1817, Poniatowski sold the residence to Tsar of Russia Aleksander I and for almost a century, Royal Baths remained in the tsarist Romanov family.

During the First World War, the Russians deported most of the works of art from the Royal Łazienki Park, which returned to the country only in 1921 under the Treaty of Riga. In the interwar period, the Royal Łazienki served as representative of the Republic of Poland.

Royal Łazienki Map

Royal Łazienki Map
Map of the Royal Łazienki Park

Chopin concerts

Chopin concerts

Chopin concerts held in Łazienki Park in the summer season, from 19 in May to 29 in September, 2019, every Sunday at 12.00 and 16.00.

He organizes Chopin concerts in cooperation with the Royal Łazienki Park Stołeczna Estrada and Towarzystwo im. Fryderyk Chopin.

For the first time, Chopin's music at the Chopin Monument in Royal Łazienki Park could be heard in 1959.

Chopin monument

The idea of ​​the creation of the Fryderyk Chopin monument in the Royal Łazienki Park was established in 1889, the 40 anniversary of his death. However, the Russian authorities blocked this initiative and it was not until the 1926 that the monument of Chopin sitting under a broken willow was solemnly unveiled.

In the year 1940, the monument was blown up by the Germans and again he stood in Royal Łazienki Park in 1958.

Łazienki Królewskie was the summer residence of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Today, there are classicist monuments and historical gardens where you can relax amidst greenery.

Monuments of the Royal Łazienki Park

Palace on the Island

Palace on the Island
Łazienki Królewskie, Palace on the Island, photo: Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna

The Palace on the Island with a collection of paintings is one of the most valuable classical monuments in Poland. Inwentarz królewskiej kolekcji dzieł sztuki z 1795 r. obejmuje 2289 prac najważniejszych europejskich artystów XVII iXVIII wieku. Prezentowana dziś w Łazienkach Królewskich kolekcja obrazów Stanisława Augusta liczy 140 dzieł. W czasie II wojny światowej Pałac na Wyspie podpalono i pożar zniszczył dekoracje malarskie, a także  drewniane posadzki. Pozostałe obiekty architektury Łzienek Królewskich uniknęły zniszczenia.

Łazienki Królewskie, Palace on the Island, photo: Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna

The first restored rooms of the Palace were put into use in the 1960 year

Old Orangery

Old Orangery
Old Orangery
photo by Waldemar Panów

Old Orangery with the Royal Sculpture Gallery and the Royal Theater, where the king is depicted as Apollo on the quadriga and appears as the "Sun" placed in the center of the universe. This is a clear reference not only to the mythology and patterns flowing from Versailles, but also to the heliocentric theory.

Royal Theater
Royal Theater

The royal collection of sculptures counted 563 marble statues and plaster copies of the most important works of old masters. Today, in the Old Orangery of the Royal Łazienki Park, you can admire the paintings and the reconstructed royal sculpture gallery.

Myślewicki Palace

Myślewicki Palace
Myślewicki Palace

Myślewicki Palace with original polychromes Jan Bogumił Plersch designed for King Stanisław August, but later given to his nephew, prince Józef Poniatowski. In 1958-1970, secret Chinese-US diplomatic talks were held here. Here, also 17 August 1989, Lech Wałęsa, Roman Malinowski and Jerzy Jóźwiak concluded an agreement on the coalition of Solidarity, ZSL and SD.

Wielka Oficyna / Officer Cadet

Cadet
Cadet

The Great Oficyna, today called Cadet, formerly it housed the royal kitchens connected with the palace with a wooden porch. It was rebuilt in the 19th century by a Warsaw architect Jakub Kubicki and handed over to the Infantry Cadets School. That is why 29 November 1830 set off for the uprising at the head of cadets Piotr Wysocki. Today, it houses a modern exhibition space of the Royal Łazienki Park.

Biały Domek

Biały Domek
White House photo by Czesław Czapliński

The White Cottage erected at the Łazienki Royal Promenade fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape, and in its interior contains a complicated ideological program. The king is depicted here as Apollo, who governs the ideal state and the land of eternal happiness.

Old Guardhouse

Old Guardhouse
Old Guardhouse

Stara Kordegarda to obiekt, w którym w Łazienkach Królewskich, w XVIII w. stacjonowała straż królewska. Dziś  budynek ten jest miejscem spotkań edukacyjnych, warsztatów, lekcji muzealnych i akcji kulturalnych. Z przestrzeni tej może skorzystać każdy, kto potrzebuje odpoczynku.

amphitheater

Amphitheater photo by Waldemar Panów
Amphitheater photo by Waldemar Panów

The designer of this architectural assumption is Jan Chrystian Kamsetzer. The building refers to the ruins of Herculanum and the Roman Forum and was designed for great theatrical performances taking place in the Royal Łazienki Park. The auditorium can accommodate a thousand spectators.

Belweder

Belweder
Belweder

Belweder – dawna siedziba marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego. Po II wojnie światowej mieszkali tu prezydenci RP.

Gardens of the Royal Łazienki Park

- paths and paths among trees, bushes and flowers

- Royal Garden

- Romantic Garden

- Modernist architecture

- Chinese garden

- a resting area next to the New Orangery, available in summer

The gardens are open every day from morning to evening, until 22.00, occupy 76 hectares.

The oldest part of the garden of the Royal Łazienki Park dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries and was built on the site of the former Zwierzyniec belonging to Stanisław Lubomirski. The first Italian-style garden was established on the island. During the times of King Stanisław August, new compositions began to appear here, with a free arrangement of trees and shrubs, in the style of English gardens.

W czasach króla wytyczono również główną aleję reprezentacyjną Łazienek, czyli  Promenadę Królewską, biegnącą od Pałacu na Wyspie do Białego Domku. Powstała również Aleja Chińska i Most Chiński, jako nawiązanie do mody na Daleki Wschód.

In 2014, in the Royal Łazienki Park, a Chinese Garden was opened with a wooden pavilion at the pond, a gazebo and a stone bridge.

W XIX wieku, w Łazienkach Królewskich, poniżej Belwederu, powstał nowy Ogród Romantyczny, ze stawem, wyspą,  Świątynią Sybilli, Świątynią Egipską i Nową Oranżerią. Przy Alejach Ujazdowskich, w Ogrodzie Modernistycznym, ustawiono w 1926 roku pomnik Fryderyka Chopina.

Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship

Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship
Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship

The museum is located in the Royal Baths in the so-called The barracks of Cantoners and Kubicki Stables from the 19th century. It deals with the popularization of natural science, hunting and equestrian traditions, as well as breeding horses on Polish soil.

There are several court vehicles in the Coach-house and in Kubicki's Stables: landolet, mylord, shuttlecock, chaise, chaise, buggi, jagdwagen, sleigh, coach coupe and lando.

Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa w Łazienkach Królewskich stanowi unikat  na skalę europejską. Zgromadzono tu ponad 10 tysięcy eksponatów.

Enlightenment tradition

In the Royal Łazienki Park:

-koncerty

- poetic encounters

-theatrical performances

- meeting intellectuals

- exhibition of royal collections

-debaty

-konferencje

-Festival

Education

The Łazienki Królewskie Museum implements the modern education program. There are classes and workshops conducted here with the use of: animation of culture, theater, visual arts and art therapy.

For families and children

In Royal Łazienki Park, creative meetings and workshops for entire families are organized, divided into three age groups of children.

Youth

Art classes, actions and meetings related to the art and history of the Royal Łazienki Park.

Adults and seniors

Meetings at the Museum Education Center is an alternative to the traditional sightseeing of the Royal Łazienki Park. Workshops, lectures, debates and meetings are organized here.

Kindergarten and school

For pupils, museum lessons in Łazienki Królewskie are proposed. The workshops are run by qualified museum educators.

Museum Available

Museum Available is a project aimed at adapting the educational and cultural offer of the Łazienki Królewskie Museum to various groups of recipients, with particular emphasis on people with individual needs, i.e. for people with a disability of movement, sight and hearing:

- events are translated into Polish Sign Language (PJM)

- audio description is used

- educational materials are prepared as tactile graphics and tactile maps

- meetings take place in spaces without architectural barriers

Old Guardhouse in the Royal Łazienki Park

Resting place

- comfortable seats

- books and reading magazines available

- outdoor seating area, in nice weather

Activity zone

- reading and library corner with newspapers and literature for children and adults

- art workshop for children

Fun zone

foam blocks

- games for perceptiveness

- animal memory

-educational toys

- copy of the French game Madame Madame

- interactive educational exhibitions for children

Amenities

-przewijak

-Microwave

- Wi-Fi

-information point

Entry to the property and the use of attractions is free.

Center for Ecological Education

Center for Ecological Education
Center for Ecological Education

Center for Ecological Education It is housed in a plant full of plants The New Palm House of the Royal Baths. It is a modern educational space, where you can expand your knowledge of nature or relax.

The glazed Pavilion of the New Palm House consists of three zones:

-relaksacyjnej z „zieloną biblioteką”

- ecological practice

- the zone of a small naturalist

Relaxation zone

- rocking sockets made of basalt volcanic rock

-literature for children and adults

- stationary bike that loads mobile devices

Ecological workshop

- workshop area

- two large work tables

-materials and educational aids

-mobile induction loops and audioguides for people with disabilities

Zone of the Little Naturalist

- carpet made of artificial grass

-pots in the shape of tree trunks

- toys from natural materials

ecological puzzle

- bird configurations

Amenities

-books and educational materials for children, youth and adults

microscopes and kits for making preparations

-prices for drying plants

- ecological bicycle charger for mobile devices

- a container for used batteries together with a battery tester

-cloakroom

-toilets adapted to the needs of disabled people

- screens and magnifying screens

-mobile induction loops

-audioguids for playing audio description

-films in Polish Sign Language (PJM)

-photos

Admission for individual guests is free.

Organized for the organized groups:

- Green pantries

-Królewski herbarium

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