Potocki palace in Radzyń

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The palace is situated in a large park and it’s an integral part of it. We drive for another few hundred metres – until the trees and the fence end – and finally approach the main building. Looking for a good place for takeoff we circle around it and both agree that it’s absolutely huge and quite astonishing with all the emptiness in the air – there’s no hotel or museum in it right now.

Our admiration is reflected in its history as it is one of the best examples of rococo style in Poland and the construction of the palace was quite a challenge. In 18th century, the decision was made to modify the existing castle. Jakub Fontana, the one responsible for Branicki palace in Białystok, was appointed the main architect.

Right now, let’s give the floor to those who know a thing or two about architecture: ‘The main body is two-storey, built on a rectangular plan, covered with a tall hip roof with dormers. The representative facade on the courtyard side has been divided with three avant-corps. The risalit on the main axis has been highlighted with a pentagon shape and is higher than the side axes by mezzanine and the crowning attic. Also, all window and entrance openings have been highlighted by closing basket arches.’ (Wikipedia)

We’re very curious about what will happen to this place and how will it be used.

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The palace is situated in a large park and it’s an integral part of it. We drive for another few hundred metres – until the trees and the fence end – and finally approach the main building. Looking for a good place for takeoff we circle around it and both agree that it’s absolutely huge and quite astonishing with all the emptiness in the air – there’s no hotel or museum in it right now.

Our admiration is reflected in its history as it is one of the best examples of rococo style in Poland and the construction of the palace was quite a challenge. In 18th century, the decision was made to modify the existing castle. Jakub Fontana, the one responsible for Branicki palace in Białystok, was appointed the main architect.

Right now, let’s give the floor to those who know a thing or two about architecture: ‘The main body is two-storey, built on a rectangular plan, covered with a tall hip roof with dormers. The representative facade on the courtyard side has been divided with three avant-corps. The risalit on the main axis has been highlighted with a pentagon shape and is higher than the side axes by mezzanine and the crowning attic. Also, all window and entrance openings have been highlighted by closing basket arches.’ (Wikipedia)

We’re very curious about what will happen to this place and how will it be used.

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