The Royal Łazienki was King Stanisław August’s summer residence, in which a classicist architecture is harmoniously blended with its natural surroundings featuring fabulous gardens.
Here, one can not only rest while watching nature but also deepen one’s knowledge of the ideas of the Enlightenment by visiting such gems of the European architecture as:
The Palace on the Isle, one of the most valuable Polish historical buildings, housing the Royal Picture Gallery;
The Old Orangery, housing the Royal Sculpture Gallery with plaster copies of the most famous sculptures of the ancient world, and the Royal Theatre - one of the few original European 18th century court theatres;
The White Pavilion, a unique monument of 18th-century residential architecture in Poland;
The Myślewicki Palace, in which original polychromes by Jan Bogumił Plersch were preserved, including views of Rome and Venice, and the picturesquely located Amphitheatre.
In the Royal Łazienki gardens, one can stroll on paths and alleys surrounded by trees, shrubs, and flowers. Our visitors can choose between the Royal Garden, the Romantic Garden, the Modernist Garden as well as the new Chinese Garden. The Deckchair Leisure Zone - located near the New Orangery - is also available.
The visitors to the Royal Łazienki may also experience high European culture with numerous cultural and educational events on offer. Among the best-known are the summer concerts near the Monument to Chopin, which take place on each Sunday from the beginning of May until the end of September. These recitals have had a long tradition in the Royal Łazienki, and they are popular both among tourists and the inhabitants of Warsaw.
On 1 January 2018, a part of the Royal Łazienki Museum became the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship. Both venues were combined into one cultural institution under the name of the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw with a Branch of the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship.