Palaces in WarsawThe Presidential Palace
was built in 1643-1645 for the commander-in-chief of the Polish
Army. Here, the Warsaw Treaty was signed in 1955, and in 1970, the treaty on normalization of
mutual relations between Germany and Poland. It is the President’s home since 1994.
The Leszczyński Palace dates back to 1826 and was designed by Antonio Corazzi. Its ionic
portico was later on imitated in many villas.
The Sobański Palace dates back to 1853 and was created by Julian Ankiewicz. In the building
you will find the busts of two Polish kings and in its garden a statute of David.
The Kazimierzowski Palace was built as a summer residence for King Jan Kazimierz in 1660.
Between 1765 and 1768 it was rebuilt for the seat of the School of Knights. Since 1824 it houses
the Warsaw University rector’s office.
The Potocki Palace is the seat of the Ministry of Culture and Art. It was built in the 18th
century and was reconstructed in 1948- 1950.
The Palace of Culture and Science was a gift from the Russian people to Poland. It is
located in the center of the city, built in 1952 – 1955 in stone and limestone. The idea of its
construction was Stalin’s. The shape of this building is similar to the Moscow Skyscrapers.