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More sights in and around Lazienki Park

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Quote: Here are some attractions I missed out on my original trip to Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Every time I visit I see new attractions whether it's a monument, museum or palace. The park is crammed with things to see - a delight for all tourists and travellers.

Jan III Sobieski Monument

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Attraction | "A bit too bulky and grotesque "

Jan III Sobieski Monument Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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This statue dedicated to Jan III Sobieski is located on Agrykola; a very long street that runs behind Lazienki park in Warsaw. I usually end up seeing this grandiose statue when I have finished my tour of the park and leave the gates at the back entrance to walk up the hill on Agrykola to catch the number 180 bus home.I really am not sure what I think about this statue designed by Andrew le Brun. The design is quite flamboyant with touches like the swirls and curves of the King's armour and the waviness of the horse's tail. Yet the sculptor, Francis Pinck has added some surreal flourishes. Look how crazy the king looks as he tramples upon a Turkish shoulder - there is no remorse in his e...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2011

Jan III Sobieski Monument
Agrykola behind Lazienki Park
Warsaw 00-460

Belvedere Palace (Palac Belweder)

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Attraction | "This is where the 1830 November Uprising began"

Belvedere Palace (Palac Belweder) Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The last two Sundays I have spent walking down Ujazdowskie Avenue to reach Lazienki Palace and the University Botanical gardens. As well as noticing some fine houses on this avenue I have noticed a couple of very large monuments and a white palace called the Belweder. This week I had a few hours to spare so off I went to find out more about this palace on Belwederska Street which is right next to Lazienki Park. In fact I think the palace is part of the Royal Park complex and was bought by King Stanislaw Augustus Poniatowski.The design of the palace is baroque and dates back to the first half of the 18th century. You may have come across the word Belweder before or at least the word Belwed...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2011

Belvedere Palace (Palac Belweder)
Ul. Belwederska 2
Warsaw, Central Poland

Lazienki Park

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Attraction | "Once a kitchen that belonged to King Stanislaw"

Lazienki Park Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
I must visit Łazienki Park in Warsaw at least twice a year, usually in the summer when the sun is beating down and there are hordes of visitors around. I generally like quiet places but Łazienki is different - I always think this park is at its most beautiful when people are milling around and enjoying themselves. Every time I visit I seem to miss some attraction out so I have been twice in the last three weeks to try and photograph every attraction in the park. A newcomer to my list of attractions is a wonderful white classical building which stands around the corner from Myślewicki Palace.I had been stood in the hot sun admiring the planting and colour coordination of the small garden a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2011

Lazienki Park
Al. Ujzadowski
Warsaw, Poland 00-460

Lazienki Park

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Attraction | "This writer's on fire!"

Lazienki Park Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
Łazienki Park has to be one of the most beautiful parks in Warsaw if not the most beautiful. It is vast, shady, full of palatial buildings, ancient trees, beautiful flowers, red squirrels and monuments. Every time I visit I find a new monument which always makes me happy. Sometimes I don't always know who the person is that the monument is commemorating like the one I am going to tell you about in a second but it doesn't matter - I still stand for 10 to 15 minutes admiring the artwork, always clicking away, taking as many photos as possible.Henryka Sienkiewicza - who is he? A Polish writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905. Towards the end of the 19th and beginning of the 2...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2011

Lazienki Park
Al. Ujzadowski
Warsaw, Poland 00-460

Lazienki Park

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Attraction | "A proud and patriotic Polish soldier"

Lazienki Park Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
The monument dedicated to Piotr Wysocki stands in a shady, ivy covered area outside the Officer Cadet's School in Łazienki Park in Warsaw. Three things made me stand and stare at this monument for quite a long time. One was the colour of the statue. It was a vivid jade green. Two, the cut of the statue - long, angular with a touch of Art Deco. Finally, the third feature I noticed was the date of birth and death. On the monument the dates state from 1839 - 1930 so I just assumed that he had lived a hundred years which is a long time for that era. However, having done a little more research I have since found out that he lived for 78 years. Still, that's pretty good to say the life he led. Even though...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2011

Lazienki Park
Al. Ujzadowski
Warsaw, Poland 00-460