Łazienki Park is the largest park in Poland’s capital city Warsaw. Pronounced wah-ZHEHN-kee, Łazienki Park (Park Łazienkowski in Polish) is also known as the Royal Baths Park (Park Łazienki Królewskie). The “baths” come from a bathing pavilion which used to be located nearby.
The park is large enough, at 76 hectares (188 acres), and home to numerous displays of botanic beauty, statues of famous, dead men, and structures of varying usefulness and architectural style.
It is also home to a monument dedicated to Poland’s most celebrated celebrity, the composer Frédéric Chopin.
However, after flying in to Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport, touring the Frederic Chopin Museum, and taking in a Chopin concert at Chopin Point, you’d be forgiven if you’re all Chopined out to care.
Children and tourists come to catch a glimpse of the peacocks which roam the park.
Łazienki Park was designed by Tylman van Gameren in the baroque architectural style.
The Palace on the Isle (Pałac na Wodzie) is the most important structure in the park. Other prominent structures in Łazienki Park include the White House (Biały Domek), the Orangeries (both the Old Orangery and the New Orangery), the Temple of Diana, the Egyptian temple, The Hermitage, Narutowicz’s house, and Myślewicki Palace.
* These photos were probably taken by my dear friend and travel companion, Joseph Chakola; if not, then I might have taken them using his trusty iPhone camera.
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