Lazienki Park in Warsaw - the harmony of the city and nature

Warsaw fell in love with us by combining somefactors ... Maybe move there for a while? Moreover, the scheme is quite real. But oh well, this is a topic for another post (I will tell you soon). And today we are talking about a great park, next to which we lived for 2 months.

Park Royal Лазazienki - this is what the Polesreally can be proud of. After all, having almost destroyed Warsaw, the Nazis could not liquidate the park. They tried. The buildings of the park were stuffed with explosive shells and set on fire. The fire did its job, but most of the facades survive. After the war, Лазazienki was restored, and not recreated in pictures, like the Royal Palace or the Cathedral of John the Baptist in old town.

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Walking through the park Лазazienki

Лазazienki Park (Park Lazienkowski or LazienkiKrolewskie) - a hefty palace and park complex in the center of Warsaw, next to the old center. Area - 76 hectares. Time of birth - the XVII century. On the territory - a lot of natural delights (lake, river, relict trees) and man-made (greenhouses, palaces, buildings and sculptures in the Roman style, an observatory, monuments, etc.).

When we lived in Poland, we sometimes went to Лазazienki for a walk, the benefit of just 10-15 minutes on foot from our apartment was. You know, the park is really very cool. Something he looks like Tsaritsyn, just as much nature and it is felt that he does not become an abandoned forest, they monitor the condition. Complete lack of garbage, no debris.

One of the entrances to Лазazienki, we see a ban on cycling, rollers and dogs

One of the entrances to Лазazienki, we see a ban on cycling, rollers and dogs

One of the alleys of the park

One of the alleys of the park

One of the ponds in the park

One of the ponds in the park

Handmade but cute corners

Handmade but cute corners

Sculptures

Sculptures

The ban on bicycles apparently not tracked

The ban on bicycles apparently not tracked

One of the empty cafes

One of the empty cafes

Resting tree

Resting tree

A corner of China in Лазazienki Park

A corner of China in Лазazienki Park

Cafe with delicious waffles and hot drinks

Cafe with delicious waffles and hot drinks

Daria could not get past cocoa

Daria could not get past cocoa

Yegor, of course, immediately began to ask himself a piece

Yegor, of course, immediately began to ask himself a piece

But the most important difference from many other parks,which impressed me pleasantly - this is naturalness. Being here, you do not feel that it is artificially created and maintained, as is the case with many parks rolled into concrete in full, with sawing trees, unnecessary decorations, when you immediately see that this is a natural installation, but not a forest park. By the way, yes, a very good word is “forest park”, because a park can be without a forest, and I like forest parks, as a certain balance convenient for nature walks. And you know that organically complements the picture? Foliage on the legs, which is not removed (hurray!), And peacocks with deer ...

Peacocks are almost tame, you can feed them with hands.some pre-packed nuts. Like squirrels, who are also not afraid of anyone. In our case, Egor was more fearful than animals, he was scaring, not they :)

Deer in the park

Deer in the park

Almost manual squirrels

Almost manual squirrels

Squirrels run very fast, the shutter speed is very short

Squirrels run very fast, the shutter speed is very short

Peacocks walk among people and are almost not afraid

Peacocks walk among people and are almost not afraid

Can feed from your hand

Can feed from your hand

It turns out that peacocks easily jump on trees and sleep there.

It turns out that peacocks easily jump on trees and sleep there.

Historical reference

Initially, the park was set up for a major Polishtycoon Lyubomirsky. His name is Лазazienki - he is obliged to the bathing pavilion at the main palace of the complex (“baths” in Polish - “lazienki”). The architecture was dominated by the Gothic style. In the middle of the XVIII century, the park was bought by Stanislav Avgust Ponyatovsky - the last Polish king. (The republic began after him.) To the taste of the king, the complex was expanded, completed, and reconstructed - in the classical style.

On the map of the park - 44 objects worthy of attention. The most significant - a dozen.

Lazenkovsky Palace, or the Palace on the water. Built on an artificial island among the lake Лазazienki, which divides the palace in two. Two arcades of bridges are thrown into the park. In the palace-museum there is something to see: a ballroom and a dining room, a royal bath, an office, bedrooms and wardrobes, two portrait galleries, etc. Before World War II, his walls were decorated with paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt. In 1944, the interiors devoured the fire. Restoration completed in 1964.

Lazenkov Palace, or the Palace on the water

Lazenkov Palace, or the Palace on the water

Canal near the palace on the water

Canal near the palace on the water

Door handles are cute

Door handles are cute

Roman Amphitheater at the end of Лазazienki LakeXVIII century. The favorite place of court peacocks (birds). Very beautiful building - an imitation of ancient Roman theater ruins. The hall is separated from the stage by the duct. The parapet is decorated with statues of ancient poets.

Roman Amphitheater

Roman Amphitheater

White House (Bialy Domek) - modest squareconstruction (1774-1776). Famous for serving as a place of romantic dates for King Stanislav and his mistresses. Numerous, - emphasize historians. At the beginning of the XIX century the house served as a refuge to Louis XVIII, expelled from France. Part of the interior "boudoir" survived the war.

Palace Myslevice (Palac Myslewicki). Palace, built for the court of King Stanislav. For construction demolished a whole village called "Myslevice". Now here is the Museum of Polish emigration.

On the borders of the Лазazienki Park - the Belvedere and Uyazdov Palaces.

Belwederski (Belwederski) originated in the 1660th, but in1818 was demolished by order of the Russian government, which was sold. In 1824, it was rebuilt in the neoclassical style - for Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, and then the Russian emperor himself, who was visiting Poland. Since 1918 - the property of Poland. Served as a residence for very important people. Of these, the most famous of us is Lech Walesa, who was almost canonized by the Poles for putting communism on their shoulders. Now it is the spare residence of the President of Poland.

The Belvedere Palace can be seen in the distance.

The Belvedere Palace can be seen in the distance.

Ujazdowski (palace of the XVII century) is famousthat was donated by King Stanislav to the needs of the state (1784) for the barracks and the military hospital. In 1944, it was burned and remained in a ruined state until the 70s of the last century. He was offered to demolish to build an army theater. Architects defended a rarity. The Museum of Modern Art has been opened in the restored palace.

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Lazienki Park

Lazienki Park
Excellent forest park for walking with a child. Here you can meet peacocks and even deer.
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Excellent forest park for walking with a child. Here you can meet a peacock and even a deer.Read more

P.S. Will you decide to stop in Warsaw, here is a decent accommodation - Studio belweder or NWW Apartament Plac Zbawiciela, just next to the park, but at the same time close to the city center, metro and tram.

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