Palace in Wilanów

Palace in Wilanów. Jan III Sobieski he became the king of Poland in the 1676 year and almost immediately began to create a summer residence in the countryside, where he will be able to relax in the bosom of nature. So he bought a nearby village, Milanow and gave it a name Villa Nova. We call this place today Wilanow.

There was a manor house here, which the king decided to rebuild into a baroque residence.

Another owner, Elżbieta Sieniawska, she added two side wings to the Wilanów Palace, and in times Izabela Lubomirska the so-called Bathroom of the Speaker.

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Table of Contents

Visiting the 1 ROUTE

White Hall

W 1730 roku Pałac w Wilanowie dzierżawił król August II Mocny i wtedy powstało to  najbardziej okazałe wnętrze, czyli Sala Biała. Zgromadzono w nim wizerunki kolejnych właścicieli i osób związanych z Pałacem w Wilanowie.

White Hall

Garden galleries

The former cloisters of the Wilanów Palace are now the Galleries: North and South. The frescos by Michelangelo Palloni here show the adventures of Amor and Psyche, which refers to the feeling of joining Jan Sobieski and Marysieńka. Today there is a Lapidarium here.

Apartments of King Jan III

These include: Library, Antykamera, Bedroom, Chinese Cabinet and Dressing Room. The rich collection of the king was transferred from Libraries Wilanów Palace to his ancestral estate in Żółkiew, and here has been preserved, placed on the ceiling and walls, a thematic catalog of books. Under each portrait placed here was a bookcase with thematically corresponding books. The floor made of tricolor marble comes from the times of Jan III and uses the effect of illusion

the palace in wilanów The apartments of King Jan III

Antechamber it was a former hall, where it was expected to talk to the king.

Such meetings could also take place in bedroomand the interior decoration confirmed the position of the ruler. Ceiling decorations of Antykamery and King's Bedroom belong to the most valuable Baroque monuments in Poland.

The alcove of the Wilanów Palace is located Wardrobe i Chinese cabinet, since the seventeenth century prevailed in Europe fashion for the so-called chinoiserie. Today's decor of the Chinese Cabinet comes from the times of Augustus II the Strong.

Dutch Cabinet

In the Dutch Cabinet, works by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters were presented. The current design, using illusionist painting, comes from the times of King Augustus II. 

Wielka Sień

It was a representative room of the Wilanów Palace, used as a dining room.

Apartments of Queen Maria Kazimiera

The former Queen's apartment in the Wilanów Palace is made up of: Antykamera, Bedroom, Cabinet al Fresco, Antigabinet and Mirror Cabinet. The layout of the rooms here is a symmetrical reflection of the king's apartments. Presented on the ceiling in bedroom Flora, the goddess, invokes Maria Kazimiera herself.

W Mirror's office plafon contains cryptoportrets of Maria Kazimiera and her sons.

Cabinet "al fresco" zachował oryginalne XVII-wieczne malowidła ścienne, odsłonięte  dopiero w 1955 roku.

Museum of Potocki

Stanisław Kostka Potocki was the owner of Wilanów in the years 1799-1821. In 1805, he made his own collection of works of art available to the public, housed in the Wilanów Palace.

W Etruscan office iw Lapidarium antiquities were exhibited. Today, there are more than 100 ancient vases from Italy, Etruria and Athens.

Italian, French, Flemish and German paintings were also presented here.

The offices of antiquity present a rich collection of Egyptian vases and collections.

palace in Wilanów

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Apartments Marszałkowa Lubomirska

The hallway, the Lounge, the Golden Bedroom and the Bathing Pavilion are the former private rooms of the chamberlain Izabela Lubomirska, decorated in accordance with the latest trends of contemporary fashion. Lubomirska was the owner of the Wilanów Palace in 1771-1799.

At that time, the Bath Pavilion was created with a marble, free-standing bathtub.

Chinese and Hunting Rooms

Decor Chinese rooms they come from 80 years. XIX century, when it was a private apartment of the owners of the Wilanów Palace. Today, as in the past, there are Chinese-style furniture, as well as a collection of Far Eastern art. These rooms refer to the old curiosities.

Hunting Rooms they refer to the decor of the old hunting palaces. In the nineteenth century, here was the office of August Potocki, passionate about hunting.

Ceramics and European glass are presented in neighboring Sieni.

The collection of silver presents utility items from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries

Warehouse Gallery

The gallery is located in a building adjacent to the southern wing of the Wilanów Palace and presents works of goldsmith art, wall fabrics from royal apartments, Far East, enameled, porcelain and watercolors.

Living rooms on the mezzanine

Hallway, Medium Room and Quiet Room are rooms with a residential character. Medium Room był przeznaczony dla dzieci królewskich, a drewniany strop zdobią tu  polichromie z herbami Jana III i Marii Kazimiery. Quiet room is located above the King's Bedroom and was used as a guest suite.

Locciego rooms

These are two corner offices of Augustyn Locci, the court secretary of the king. Seventeen-century beam ceilings have been preserved here.

Farfurowy Cabinet and Cabinet with Three Windows

The Farfurowy Cabinet and the Cabinet on Three Windows served as living quarters. Cabinet Farfurowy, this is called because of the faience tiles, coming from 1690 year and covering the walls, and decorated with genre scenes.

Hall of Feast

The feast room was built during the life of Jan III and served as representative, scenic and even a billiard room.

Facade

The facade of the Wilanów Palace from the side of the courtyard is official and has a triumphal iconographic program.

The facade from the garden was accessible to a smaller group of recipients and contains prophetic contents of the glory of the Republic under the rule of Sobieski.

Interesting facts

- The liquid astronomer, Jan Heweliusz, called the constellation "Scutum Sobiescianum" ("Shield of Sobieski") discovered by himself. It is composed of 7 stars, which symbolizes the then (in 1684 year) Sobieski family: Jan and Maria Kazimiera and their five children: Jakub, Teresa, Aleksander, Konstanty and Jan.

-Jan III together with the construction of the Wilanów Palace, founded beautiful gardens, a manor farm with outbuildings and a zoo.

-The King personally looked after plants, planted trees, and then spent long hours in the gardens.

-Jan III died at the Wilanów Palace. The epoch of Jan III was considered the last moment of the glory and power of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Palace and garden complex

The Summer Palace in Wilanów of King Jan III together with the extensive baroque landscape assumption today has 45 hectares. In addition to the buildings, there are gardens and parks: the Northern Garden, Baroque Garden with two terraces, Rose Garden, two landscape parks: North and South and Oranżeria.

Foreground

The area in front of the courtyard of the Wilanów Palace is a quarters with vegetation and several buildings: the symbolic Mausoleum of Potocki, the House of the Caretaker (the Museum's cash register), the House of Lancie and Szenicówka (Villa Intrata).

Courtyard

In front of the Wilanów Palace there is a large oval lawn (lawn) surrounded by an access road. Magnolias and small-leaved lime are the pride of this place.

Northern Garden

The present garden at the Wilanów Palace was built in the place of the former fructifying garden, in which King Jan III cultivated fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. In the western part of the garden there is the Gaj Akademosa, designed for recreation, designed in the mid-19th century.

the palace in wilanów The Northern Garden

Baroque garden

The oldest part of the complex is divided into an upper and lower terrace, running towards Wilanowskie Lake.

The upper terrace refers to the 17th century layout, where apart from the baroque vegetation, there are also orange trees and exotic plants in oak pots.

The lower terrace is four geometric quarters with paths leading towards Lake Wilanów, along which a promenade runs along.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden was also founded on the site of the former fructifying gardens. The lodges are surrounded by low hedges of boxwood and planted with historic varieties of English and French roses.

Landscape park south

At the end of the 18th century, in the place of the former manor of King Jan III, an English-Chinese landscape garden was created, enlarged and enriched by the next owners, with a brick bridge, a cascade, a column with a Maltese cross, an obelisk with a urn, a memorial stone and a sarcophagus . There are also buildings of the former farmstead here: Dom Podstorstego and Holendernia. It is here that grow the oldest in the park, 200-year-old oaks.

Northern landscape park

During the times of Stanisław Kostka Potocki, the park was enlarged and named Morysin. On various terrain, there are objects designed to resemble distant times, including : Chinese arbor, Roman bridge, or Raszyńska Battle Monument.

Garden at the Orangery

Przylegający do Oranżerii ogród założony został na miejscu drewnianego kościoła i  cmentarza.

Morysin Nature Reserve

The name comes from the grandson of Stanisław Kostka Potocki - Maurycy, called Morys. A reserve was established here that protects the natural values ​​of this place. There have developed valuable forest communities called marshy meadows. They create excellent habitats for fungi, insects and birds.

Jan Sobieski had his game here, where he bred fallow deer, hunted and rested.

Stanisław Kostka Potocki together with his wife Aleksandra established a romantic park here.

Museum lessons

Museum lessons at the Wilanów Palace are meetings with art, history, culture, nature and tradition.

HISTORICAL LESSONS

Classes are conducted in selected parts of the permanent exhibition of the Wilanów Palace.

HISTORICAL WORKSHOPS

These classes deepen the knowledge of the chosen topic. They take place in the hall, educational tent or at the museum exhibition

NATURAL LESSONS

Participants learn the secrets of animals and plants, and perform simple experiments. Classes are conducted outdoors and in the educational room.

NATURAL WORKSHOPS

They extend and combine knowledge about nature with fun.

RECONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP

Various aspects of life in old Poland are recreated through classes in calligraphy, printing and cooking of old Polish dishes.

Activities for adults

These are theme walks and workshops for adults interested in life at the Wilanów Palace.

For students and teachers

- e-learning materials

-media online textbooks
-movies

-multimedia

-the lessons of the lesson

Classes conducted at the Wilanów Palace are adapted to the needs of disabled people.

Topics of classes and workshops

Royal family (3-6 years)

- Polish and English language
- classes and educational materials adapted to the needs of people with sight, hearing and movement disabilities

Classes talk about members of the royal family and living conditions at the Wilanów Palace.

Animals, creatures and monsters (3-6 years)

Classes in the company of sphinxes, centaurs and other creatures hidden in decorations, as well as "disappearors" made by hand from yarn.

A visit to the king (6-12 years)

- classes in Polish and English
- classes and educational materials adapted to the needs of people with disabilities

Visiting the chambers of King Jan at the Wilanów Palace, the riddle of books of the royal library, as well as costumes from the era: żupan ​​and kontusz, are just some of the attractions of this class.

A visit to the Queen (6-12 years)

- classes and educational materials adapted to the needs of people with disabilities

The classes will help answer the following questions: What delighted Queen Marysieńka, what was she worried about and what she enjoyed?

First star (6-12 years old)

Seasonal seasons

Classes telling about Christmas traditions, about where the Christmas tree came from and why Santa Claus brings presents, as well as the story of the birth of Jesus, presented in the paintings at the Wilanów Palace.

King warrior (8-11 years)

Walks around the royal chambers of the Wilanów Palace, which show the victories of King Jan III, the weapon he fought and the armor he wore.

Customs in old Poland (10-12 years)

Opowieść o życiu w dawnej Rzeczpospolitej, w trakcie której wyjawi się tajemnica, jak   wiązać pas kontuszowy i czy strój szlachecki był wygodny.

Mythological code Wilanów (10-12 years)

A tale of ancient gods and heroes placed on the murals and decorations of the Wilanów Palace. This is a summary of the school material in the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome.

As in a Sarmatian watch (12-15 years)

Wspólne poznawanie sposobów pomiaru czasu w przeszłości, na podstawie kolekcji  zegarów, zgromadzonej w Pałacu w Wilanowie.

Interiors of the palace and their symbols (13-19 years)

- classes in Polish and English
- adapted to the needs of people with disabilities

The aim of the course is to learn the content conveyed by the language of art in the decorations of the Wilanów Palace.

At the Sarmatian court (13-19 years)

The decorations of the Wilanów Palace, items and elements of the Old Polish costume speak about the gentry's preferences of King Jan III.

Wilanów pearl of the Baroque (13-19 years)

The Wilanów Palace is a pearl of the Polish Baroque. Classes introduce to the secrets of the art of the era of King Jan III.

Enamored king and queen (15-19 years)

- adapted to the needs of people with disabilities

Pałac w Wilanowie językiem sztuki opowiada o miłości Jana III i Marii Kazimiery. Zachowane listy, freski o treści mitologicznej i dekoracje pałacu pozwalają poznać dawne  zwyczaje ślubne, kanony urody i afrodyzjaki.

Amber crown (4-7 years)

The legend says that King Jan III once received an amber crown made by a Gdańsk artist. Classes allow you to learn about amber and make a crown of golden cardboard and precious stones.

Royal games in the royal gardens of the Wilanów Palace (4-7 years)

Outdoor classes introducing the former court games, fun and entertainment.

Travels in the carriage of Jan III (4-9 years)

Tales and rebuses about the royal couple's travels, as well as the independent execution of royal karet.

One two Three! You look up! (6-9 years)

During the classes, participants discover secrets hidden in the decoration of the ceilings of the Wilanów Palace. Younger children (6-8 lat) create a plaster magnet, and older (9-12 years) make a collage and design a ceiling.

Everyday out-of-the-ordinary costumes of King Jan III (6-12 years)

Participants learn the fashion of the seventeenth century and recognize fabrics after texture and weave of threads, as well as design women's or men's outfits.

Build a mansion (10-12 years)

Classes tell about the types of mansions and their equipment, as well as about everyday life in the farm. Participants design and make the mansion from blocks.

Inspired by nature - soap sculpting workshops (10-12 years)

The workshop introduces the world of plants and animals of the Wilanów Palace, hidden in decorations, and also allows for independent sculpting attempts.

Ceramic furnaces (10-15 years)

Participants will learn the products from biscuit, faience, stoneware, majolica and porcelain collected in the Palace in Wilanów and adorn the flagstone themselves.

I will tell you about the king (13-19 years)

Workshops allow you to create your own movie about a visit to the Wilanów Palace.

- you must have your own smartphone

King gardener (3-9 years)

- classes and educational materials adapted to the needs of people with sight, hearing and movement disabilities
- outdoor events

During the course participants will learn the rules of creating a baroque garden.

Green expedition (3-9 years)

- classes conducted in Polish and English

- adapted for people with disabilities

- outdoor events

Participants will learn the plants and animals of Wilanów gardens, as well as adaptation of animals to life on land and in the water.

Wilanowski's microcosm (9-12 years)

- occasional occasions (available for October 16 2019)

- take place in the palace and outdoors

During the classes, participants will find decorative items in the form of insects, and then in gardens look for real insects.

Wilanow Observatory of Nature (10-15 lat)

- outdoor events

- classes conducted in Polish and English

- adapted for people with disabilities

During the classes, participants observe plants and animals living in Wilanów gardens.

Classes proposed as a complement to the school material on nature.

For hunting with a rake, an arqueboon and ... binoculars (13-19 years)

- classes and educational materials adapted to the needs of people with sight, hearing and movement disabilities
- outdoor events

Participants will learn the hunting passions of King Jan III and modern ways for bloodless hunts.

Royal element - culture and nature in the Wilanów residence (13-19 years)

- outdoor events

Classes are complementary to knowledge in the field of nature protection.

Styles in gardens (16-19 years)

- adapted to the needs of people with disabilities
- outdoor events

Classes show different types of garden assumptions. 

Buttonholes (4-9 years)

- outdoor events

A trip to the park, during which the participants will meet the animals living there, and later they will make their own animals with colorful buttons.

Meeting with the otter Worm (4-9 years)

- outdoor events

The story of an otter called Robakiem, who lives in the Wilanów Palace in the times of Jan III.

Mysterious garden (6-9 years old)

-outdoor game

- outdoor events

Participants equipped with maps look for natural curiosities of a landscaped garden.

Natural alphabet (6-12lat)

- outdoor events

Classes discussing natural issues.

The world of filtering daphnia (10-15 years)

- outdoor events

Są to warsztaty poświęcone organizmom żyjącym w wodzie, a także właściwościom  fizyko-chemicznym Jeziora Wilanowskiego.

The offer is valid in 2019 year.

Culinary workshops

W staropolskiej kuchni – warsztaty kulinarne

During the workshops you can get to know the kitchen Old Polish, which was full of puzzles and unusual combinations of flavors. Under the supervision of professional chefs, participants prepare dishes according to recipes from the first Polish cookbooks, which ends with a shared feast.

DEADLINES: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 9.30 and 13.00, throughout the year

Holidays in the Old Polish cuisine - culinary workshops

During the workshops, participants will get to know old Polish Christmas dishes and, under the supervision of professional chefs, prepare old Christmas dishes. The workshops end with a shared feast.

DEADLINES: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 9.30 and 13.00, from 25 March to 19 April, from 18 November to 14 December

Przy królewskim stole -warsztaty kulinarne i savoir-vivre’u

Participants prepare dishes that once went to the royal table and learn the rules of savoir-vivre at the table in the seventeenth century. Classes end with a joint feast.

DEADLINES: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 9.30 and 13.00, from 1 March to 14 December

Smaki Warszawy – warsztaty kulinarne

Warsaw dishes of 20 years. and 30. Twentieth century and travel around the premises of old Warsaw are the subject of these workshops. Under the supervision of professional chefs dishes will be made according to recipes from the beginning of the 20th century.

TERMS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 9.30 and 13.00, from 1 March to 14 December

Przy stole – o kulturze i historii – warsztaty savoir-vivre’u

Workshops on principles of good behavior at the table.

DEADLINES: Thursdays, at 9.30 and 13.00, throughout the year

Adult classes

Thematic walks are run by museum educators and enriched with specially developed teaching materials.

Themes of walks

History and symbolism of palace interiors

Participants will learn about the Wilanów Palace, its history, artists and the famous owner, King Jan III.

A walk takes place on the 1 or 2 tour of the Wilanów Palace.

Sarmatian culture

Getting to know the interiors of the royal residence, participants discover the colorful customs of the Sarmatians.

Tales from the palace facades

The participants discover the content, dreams, successes and views of the creators and principals of the facade of the Wilanów Palace.

Wilanów Gardens

Classes present types of garden assumptions on the example of Wilanów gardens and are enriched with didactic materials.

Organizational information:

-sPacers last to 90 min

-spaces are held during the opening hours of the palace and park

-spaces do not involve visiting the entire palace and park

Workshop topics

In Scriptorium Villa Nova

- calligraphic workshops

- classes conducted in Polish and English

Participants try to write a text in English, common in the times of King Jan III, using goose feathers and nibs.

Chef's secrets

-culinary workshops

- classes conducted in Polish and English
- accessible to people with disabilities

Culinary workshops reveal the secrets of the royal cuisine.

Appetite for Warsaw - kitchen of the interwar period

- classes conducted in Polish and English
- classes available for groups of people with disabilities

A tale of the inter-war capital traditions of the capital. Participants prepare dishes from the early twentieth century.

Space rental

The Wilanów Palace offers the possibility to rent interiors and gardens to organize various meetings and events, such as: conferences, trainings, galas, concerts, business meetings, corporate events or gala dinners.

Rose Garden

Ogród różany – ogród włoski w typie giardino segreto (incl. secret garden)

Area: 2475 sq.m.
Maximum number of people: 150

English landscape park

Angielski park krajobrazowy – urocze zakątki i romantyczne budowle nad Jeziorem Wilanowskim.

Area: 1650 sq.m.
Maximum number of people: 400

Villa Intrata

Villa Intrata – dworek z początku XX w., składający się z reprezentacyjnych sal na parterze, oranżerii, salonu kominkowego w podziemiach oraz pomieszczeń na piętrze.

Area: 355 sq.m.
Maximum number of people: 350

Events can be highlighted by an old Polish menu or historical reconstruction shows.

Conference rooms

palace in Wilanów Conference rooms

- conference room made of laminated furniture board, covered with transparent lacquer, 8 table top made of modules, in venge color

- the 24 is equipped with mounting holes for multifons

-the modular system provides flexibility of arrangement

- possible layout: linear, closed, U-shaped or obtuse

- there is a possibility to rent a table in the palace (in the White Room) or transport to the indicated place

Maximum number of seats at the table: 26
Wymiary: 3×7 m, wysokość 75 cm, szerokość blatu 1 m
The cost of renting: 2000 PLN net / 24 hours + cost of assembly / disassembly
(set individually)

Orangery

Oranżeria – budynek przeznaczony do organizacji ekspozycji czasowych i eventów

Area: 516 sq.m.
Maximum number of people: 300 / 500

exhibitions

Secrets of the secretary

„Sekrety sekretery” – to wystawa trzech sekreter wykonanych na początku XVIII wieku w typie mebli angielskich. W takich meblach gustowała Elżbieta Sieniawska, właścicielka Pałacu w Wilanowie.

Furniture of this type hid from its uninitiated its interior and contents (letters, documents, accounting books).

The exhibition presents a film showing the ejection and retracting of drawers, as well as opening and closing doors and secret caches.

The exhibition is located in the Hall of Marszałkowa Lubomirska in the Palace in Wilanów.

Admission with a purchased ticket to the Wilanów Palace.

Czwartek – dzień bezpłatnego wstępu do pałacu i parku.

At the Palace exhibition (2 route), three more secretaries are presented:

-w Salonie Marszałkowej Lubomirskiej – rokokowa sekretera saska

- in the office of Marszałkowa Lubomirska - a small secretary

-w Pokoju Chińskim – sekretera saska kryta czerwoną laką

Leonardian in Polish collections

Wystawa „Leonardiana w kolekcjach polskich” – w przygotowaniu, ukaże:

-methods and results of image research and methods for assessing their age

-the Wilanów collection of paintings associated with Leonardo's circle, which comes from from the purchase of Stanisław Kostka Potocki

- discuss about the authorship of the Wilanów painting "Salvator Mundi"

-termin of the exhibition: 3 July - 30 November 2020

Elżbieta Sieniawska. Queen without a crown

Wystawa „Elżbieta Sieniawska. Królowa bez korony” – w przygotowaniu

W 2020 is the 300 anniversary of the purchase of Wilanów goods by Elżbieta from Lubomirski Sieniawska.

The exhibition presents numerous source materials about Elżbieta Sieniawska (letters, documents, inventories, etc.).

The exhibition will consist of five parts:

- "History" of Elżbieta Sieniawska's life and her family

- "Sieniawski's Residences in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth"

-”Pani swojego czasu” – część wystawy poświęcona sprawom gospodarczym i sądowym, a także życiu codziennemu, rozrywkom i zdrowiu Elżbiety Sieniawskiej.

- part of the exhibition "For the soul and for fame" tells about Sieniawska's protection over churches and monasteries

- "Daughter - Maria Zofia z Sieniawskich Czartoryska" is a story about a daughter remaining in the shadow of her mother

The film "Lost places" shows places on the map of the old Polish Republic connected with Elżbieta Sieniawska.

Two educational spaces are created here, intended for individual educational games and educational activities for groups.

Concerts

Concerts taking place at the Wilanów Palace are characterized by: a carefully selected musical repertoire, outstanding composers, old instruments, talented performers, as well as the atmosphere of the Palace itself.

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Wilanów Palace address

Museum of the Palace of King Jan III in Wilanów
ul. Stanisława Kostka Potocki 10 / 16
Warsaw, 02-958

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