These magnificent gardens are a splendid setting for any royal palace.
The Park and its gardens were acquired by Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, the last King and Grand Duke of the Polish-Lithanuian Commonwealth, after his election. Although already impressive, he set about remodeling them, and made the gardens his life's work, building his "Palace on the Water" in a suitable magnificent setting by the Lake. This watery connection was how the park got its name of Lazienki or "Royal Baths" Park after the bathing pavilion that was constructed in the gardens.
The garden was also a magnificent setting for Stanislaw's regular dinner parties with leading artists, writers, and politicians. While Stanislaw was something of an autocrat, he was also a believer in education and the ideas of the Enlightenment, using the dinners to engage with leading thinkers.
The park and palaces were lucky to survive the Warsaw Rising in 1944. They were mined for destruction, but the German occupiers never completed their demolition works, although Lazienki Palace was burned.
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