Saturday we visited the Royal Palace and Palace Willanow. Palace Willanow has been dubbed the Versailles of Poland. Now, I have not been to Versailles but I imagine the comparison is a bit of a reach on Poland’s part:) However, the palace and grounds are beautiful and tell of a once vibrant Polish past. Both of the palaces had also been nearly destroyed by the Germans but they have been restored to their previous splendor. Similar to the old city the palaces and statues looked a little too new and fresh but the restoration allows for visitors to view the palace as it might have looked hundreds of years ago.
Pictures from Willanow:
The Royal Palace had EXTENSIVE wooded grounds. The entrance is located on a busy Warsaw street and once you enter the grounds one is immediately surrounded by massive trees and acres of wooded land. Almost like a big secret garden/forest in the middle of the city. There were a lot of people walking around and enjoying the sunny fall day. Children and adults picked up bright yellow leaves to enjoy or make a bouquet. The palace is in the middle of a lake and while it was impressive I think Palace Willanow was a more stunning structure and the grounds of the Royal Palace were more grand.
Pictures from the Royal Palace: