Palace on the Water
This park – pronounced wah-zhen -kee – is a beautiful place of manicured greens and wild patches. Its popularity extends to families,...
The ‘White House’ was erected in 1774 as a temporary residence for the king until the palace was finished. It’s incredibly small for a...
Water Reservoir , which stored water for distribution through wooden pipes to the palace and its fountain; it now houses an art gallery.r.
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Palace on the Water information
The centrepiece of the park is this neoclassical palace, the former residence of the king. It straddles an ornamental lake and, like most other Łazienki buildings, was designed by the court architect Domenico Merlini. Renovated and refurbished, the palace is open to guided tours – highlights include the 17th-century marble reliefs depicting scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses gracing the original bathhouse (łazienki in Polish, hence the name) and the ornate ballroom.