ISBN: 9781785513640

Publication date: 08 Oct 2021

Author: Wawer, Zbigniew

The Royal Lazienki in Warsaw was the summer residence of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, during the 18th century.

Throughout his 30-year reign, Stanislaw August, amassed a collection of paintings, sculptures, and prints, as well as coins and medals, made by both European and Polish artists. With time, the Royal Lazienki became the first modern museum in Poland open to the public.

Today, the Royal Lazienki is known as the most beautiful place in Warsaw. Each year, the gardens are visited by more than 2 million people. The royal residence is also one of the most prestigious places in the capital city. It hosts many cultural events including the Chopin concerts, Festival of Baroque Opera, Zone of Silence Festival, Festival of Lights, Winter Musical Salons and Poetry Salons.