Warsaw Journals

Five palaces and not a King or Queen in sight!

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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

Czapski Palace (Palac Czapskich) Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: Five palaces in the centre of Warsaw that are worth visiting. You aren't always able to go inside the palaces but at least you can take photos!

Primate's Palace (Palac Prymasowski)

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Attraction | "A nice venue for a wedding or a fashion show"

Primate's Palace (Palac Prymasowski) Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Primate's Palace or Palac Prymasowski is a rather grand looking building that I have passed several times on Senatorska Street when walking through to the Old Town. I have often wondered what went on inside as most days the car park is packed to the brim. As we have been looking for conference facilities recently I was interested to see that this gracious building has now been taken over by a national company operating in the entertainment industry and one of its functions is to hire out rooms and cater for many different types of functions; small or large. I knew this was going to be too grand for our purposes but I still wanted to see if this 16th century manor had changed inside since the days when...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2011

Primate's Palace (Palac Prymasowski)
Ul. Senatorska 13/15
Warsaw, Poland

Czapski Palace (Palac Czapskich)

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Attraction | "A very attractive red palace "

Czapski Palace (Palac Czapskich) Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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I was attracted to Palac Czapskich because of it's deep red colour although I have passed the building many times and missed it because it is actually hidden away behind gates. This really is an elegant building and the courtyard leading up to it are filled with tall trees and odd sculptures of drinking vessels which come in all shapes and sizes. The building is no longer a palace but is the seat of the Academy of Fine Arts.Originally constructed in in the years from 1713 to 1718 the palace has been the home of many notable families including the parents of Poland's national composer, Fryderyk Chopin. They rented a flat within the palace which can be viewed by the public. Here you are ab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2011

Czapski Palace (Palac Czapskich)
Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 5
Warsaw, Poland 00-068

Palac Blanka

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Attraction | "A palace fit for a banker, policeman and a Mayor "

Palac Blanka Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Senatorska Street is a very elegant street in Warsaw. A street my husband visited often when he first came to live in Warsaw. Some of his major clients worked on Senatorska Street in Jablonowski Palace which is a few steps away from Palac Blanka. He often came home and told me about the amazing buildings he had spent time in discussing business but I never realised just how wonderful these buildings are and what an amazing street Senatorska actually is. Palac Blanka always catches my eye because of its bright red tiled roof and pale primrose coloured walls. Across the road is the dominant National Theatre with its classical design and huge car park which is always full. Like most of the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2011

Palac Blanka
ul. Senatorska 14
Warsaw, Poland

Staszic Palace

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Attraction | "Top notch piece of neo-classicism"

Staszic Palace Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Just before you come on to the main stretch of designer boutiques and cafes on Nowy Świat in downtown Warsaw you will notice a very attractive neo-classical palace. Well, the design is actually late neo-classical. Once you have passed the Holy Cross Church, look over to your right and you will see the palace looking very graceful and regal. There is a rather spectacular black monument sat outside the building - this is of Nicolaus Copernicus. The palace I am referring to is the Pałac Staszica; built in the years from 1820 to 1823 and was designed by Antonio Corazzi. This Italian gentleman who was born in Livorno, Italy was a great follower of classicism and was responsible for the design of the Great...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2011

Staszic Palace
Ul. Nowy Swiat 72
Warsaw, Poland
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Sapieha Palace

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Attraction | "What a place to be taught English and Maths in"

Sapieha Palace Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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I seem to have a fascination with palaces at the moment. I guess it makes a change from parks and churches. In Warsaw there are a great many palaces; some are open to the public where the rooms are recreated as they were when the palaces were built, others have been taken over by the government and used as official buildings. The one I am going to review now, Sapieha Palace is now a school.I came across this lavish building one day when I was out with my granddaughter. As I turned the corner of Zakrocymska Street I could hear children's chatter but couldn't see any park or school so was a bit confused as I couldn't work out where the joyful sounds were coming from. I was walking on the ri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2011

Sapieha Palace
Zakroczymska 6
Warsaw, Poland