The most beautiful castles and palaces in Poland

The Palace of Culture and Science

The Palace of Culture and Science @EPolandMFA/Flick

The Wilanow Palace is known as the Polish Versailles and it is one of the most spectacular palaces in Poland. The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was inaugurated in 1995 and was a gift from the Soviet Union to the city. Royal Castle in Warsaw, called Zamek Królewski in Polish, was the residence of Polish kings since the fourteenth century, and then the parliament building.

The Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights as a place of rest. In free translation the name of the palace means “Mary’s Castle” and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the nearby town being also called the “City of Mary”.

The Wilanow Palace

The Wilanow Palace in Poland, besides Versailles, is very similar to Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam or to Schoenbrunn in Vienna. Although the castle, built in the 12th century by Jan Sobieski III and rebuilt for several times, is smaller than either of the other palaces mentioned above, the court has a specific characteristic. Wilanow is more of a grove in the middle of the city with trees left to grow at their will, a lake fed by a river and a dock with two boats excited to go out to the water remind us that the specific German accuracy ends along the wall behind the palace. The Baroque Palace with Polish embellishment invites us to walk in the relaxing park, but also to discover the select interior of the building.

The Wilanow Palace

The Wilanow Palace @EazyIanish/Flick

The Palace of Culture and Science

The Palace of Culture and Science in Poland was planned by Soviet architects and built by Soviet workers and many of the Polish people consider it as a reminder of the Soviet times. They can’t be blamed for the fact that they don’t like it. But if you try to be objective, it is a somptuous building with a special beauty and from the 30th floor terrace you have a spectacular panorama of Warsaw. Therefor it can be considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Poland.

The Palace of Culture and Science

The Palace of Culture and Science @EPolandMFA/Flick

The Royal Castle in Warsaw

The Royal Castle of Poland is a beautiful builiding made of red brick that sadly was completely destroyed during the Warsaw uprising. The building today is the result of a long work of restoration, completed in 1984. This has been done successfully, so the facade of the castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Knights' Hall in the Royal Castle

The Knights’ Hall in the Royal Castle @DoNotLick/Flick

The Malbork Castle

The Malbork Castle in Poland is a classic example of a fortress and was classified by UNESCO as the largest medieval castle built of brick. In 1997 it became an international cultural heritage.

 

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