I don’t know why I hadn’t described this park sooner. I am here every second day. It’s my favourite place for running.
It is simply beautiful. It shows you some of Warsaw’s history, when we were a kings’ city. The whole complex was finished in the late 18th century as a summer residence for our last king. The style is classical, that’s why around the park you can find statues from the Greek mythology (the lanterns are held by fauns).
The gardens are charming and discovering hidden statues is lots of fun, and the views here are some of the most iconic views in Warsaw. But what really makes it special is the nature. Coming here every second day I can observe how it changes. I think there is no better place in Warsaw to truly experience “the Polish Gold Autumn”. I love red squirrels here (no matter what time of the year they approach people directly and wait to be given a “sweet” treat). You can admire the peacocks with they amazing tails, watch the grown-up ducks (a few months ago I was observing them while they – small ducklings – were following their parents through one of the many canals here), and sometimes you can even spot a deer!
The opening hours for the different museums and historical buildings in the gardens are listed on the website. The gardens are open from the morning until the evening.