We invite visitors to the inauguration of the Chinese Lanterns Festival, which will take place on 24 June. During the event, the Chinese Alley will be illuminated with tens of red lanterns.
From that day and throughout summer, the Royal Łazienki Gardens will be open until 11:00 p.m. to give our guests the opportunity to take evening strolls along atmospherically illuminated alleys.
These are not the only attractions. On 25 June at 9:00 p.m. visitors to the Royal Łazienki are invited to an evening tour of the Chinese Garden. Our educators will recount the history of this special place and explain the origins of the trend for the chinoiserie, i.e. buildings and objects in the Chinese style appearing in Europe - a trend that reached its peak popularity in the 18th century. Starting location: entrance to the Chinese Garden from the Chinese Avenue.
Subsequent tours of the Chinese Garden will take place on Saturdays on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July at 9:00 p.m.
Tours of the Chinese Garden can be combined with tours of the chinoiserie in the buildings of the Royal Łazienki. These tours will be held on Fridays on 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 July. Starting location: near the Myślewicki Palace at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, but reservation is required as space is limited; E-mail: email@example.com, Telephone: (+48) 22 50 60 028, (+48) 22 50 60 183.
Participants of the Friday tours will have the opportunity to admire the chinoiserie in the Palace on the Isle, the White Pavilion, and in the Myślewicki Palace; the objects in question will include, among others, porcelain items and furniture beautifully decorated with animal and flower motifs as well as wallpapers with the view of Canton (city in the south of China).
Then, at 9:00 p.m., during the tours of the Chinese Garden, the history of the place will be recounted by our educators.
The second edition of the Chinese Lantern Festival, held from 31 July to 31 August, will feature oriental concerts.
The Royal Łazienki Museum has organised the Chinese Lanterns Festival since 2012. This is a part of the "Garden of Lights" international project designed to promote exceptional historic gardens and museums from across the world. Five residences cooperate within the project - apart from the Royal Łazienki Museum these are the Prince Pückler Park in Bad Muskau (Germany), Château de Lunéville (France), Tsarskoye Selo in Sankt Petersburg (Russia), Prince Kung’s Mansion in Beijing (China) and and Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød (Denmark).