On a trip to Warsaw you can see a range of interesting Museums, beautiful parks and grand palaces.
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Here are some suggestions for places for you to visit:
Wilanow Palace Museum
This superb Palace built in the 1600’s for King John III Sobieski, with later additions, and has elegant sculptures and Baroque towers, with lovely parkland and gardens. Inside visitors can see the royal apartments, including the Gallery with portraits of the Polish monarchs and the King’s Library with painted ceiling and marble tiled floor. You can also see the Grand Vestibule with its marbled walls, the Queen’s Bedroom with the splendid ceiling painting and ornate plasterwork, and the North Gallery with lovely frescoes and murals. Visitors can also see the Museum with a beautiful collection which includes paintings, silverware and bronze pieces. Among the works is a fine equestrian portrait of Stanislaw Kostka Potocki painted by Jacques-Louis David.
This splendid Baroque Palace originally constructed for Stanislaw Herakliusz Lubomirski in the 17th century as a Bath House, and was later remodelled by King Stanislaw Augustus as a Neo-Classical summer residence in the 18th century. The Palace is also known as the Palace on the Island as it is built on an island on a lake. Inside you can have a tour around the majestic rooms and see beautiful collections of fine art which include paintings and sculptures. Lazienki Park is wonderful with features including a number of buildings such as a Roman style Theatre, Chinese Garden, an Orangery, the White House, Temple of Diana and Chopin monument.
Fryderyk Chopin Museum
Situated in the Ostrogski Palace, you can visit this interesting Museum with displays about the life and works of the famous composer, Chopin. Here you can see collections which include a number of Chopin’s manuscripts, letters and photos, and artefacts such as his gold pocket watch and the one of his pianos, and visitors can also attend piano recitals of his works here.
The National Museum
Visitors to this National Museum can see a broad range of art and with both national and international exhibits. The varied collections include works from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, medieval religious art such as altarpieces and triptychs, modern and contemporary art, coins and decorative art, and there are works here that include those by artists such as Rembrandt, Paul Signac and Botticelli.
The Saxon Garden
This is a lovely Park which was opened in first half the 18th century and is Warsaw’s oldest public Park. There are many features to enjoy in the Park, including elegant Baroque sculptures and a tranquil lake together with a grand centre fountain, temple style water tower and 19th century sundial.
Maria Sklodowska-Curie Museum
You can visit this Museum and birth place of the renowned physicist and chemist, born in 1867. Here you can learn about the life and work of Curie, who was twice a Nobel prize winner. The building was destroyed in the Second World War but was rebuilt, and among the collections you can see are a number of Curie’s personal belongings, letters and photos.
National Museum of Ethnography
This interesting Museum founded in the late 19th century, has an interesting collection of ethnographical exhibits. There are items from Poland and other European countries, Asia, Australia, Oceania, Africa and America and they include clothing, art and crafts, farming tools, jewellery, masks, weaponry and sculptures.
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