Branicki Palace

Top choice historic building in Białystok

In Park Pałacowy stands this grand former residence of Jan Klemens Branicki. Though he lost to his brother-in-law Stanisław August Poniatowski in the 1764 royal elections, he built a luxurious palace on a scale to rival the king's. Burned down in 1944 by the retreating Germans, it was restored to its 18th-century form, but the interior was largely modernised. The palace now houses a medical university, but tours of the grand interior are run by the on-site Museum of the History of Medicine & Pharmacy.

The landscaped gardens are free for you to wander through.