Warsaw Photo Gallery - Wilanów Palace

I got to Wilanów Palace early to beat the crowds and found more church-goers next door than tourists. A number of buses reach here from the city. The terminus is just a 10 minute walk away from the palace entrance.

I started my visit upstairs in the Chinese room. The characters were nothing like Chinese.

The Princess Marshall Lubomirska's Apartments date from the late 18th century and served as the private rooms of the palace's owner at the time.

The bright White Hall is the grandest room of the palace for banquets and other lavish events.

The South Gallery connects the old part of the palace with the new south wing that was added in the 18th century. The equestrian statue of Jan III was moved to this spot around 1730.

The King's Libary dates from the late 17th century.

The King's Bedroom was the most important room in the residence although the bed you see today is a reconstruction.

The Grand Vestibule was the dining hall until 1693, after which it housed Jan III's equestrian statue. The statue would eventually move again.

The Queen's Antechamber is decorated to symbolize fertility in order to continue the dynasty.

3 rooms were connected to make the Paintings Gallery in the 19th century.

Upstairs, the ceilings are lower and there are more artifacts on display.

The Faience Cabinet served as living quarters in the southeastern corner of the palace. It is decorated with Dutch faience tiles that depict many floral combinations.

The Quiet Room was named to remind visitors not to disturb the king's sleep in the room below. It served as a guest apartment with frescos on the walls and ceiling.

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