The castle in Łańcut is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Europe
The castle in Łańcut is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Europe, known for its splendid interiors, art, and unique collection of historic horse-drawn carriages (unique collection of more than 130 horse-driven vehicles and harnesses, some of them made for the Potocki family by Hermès).
Łańcut Castle is a complex of historical buildings located in Łańcut, Poland.
The castle was originally built in the second half of the 16th century but was later modernized into a palace residence by its owners.
The history of Łańcut is much older than the castle erected in 1642. It goes back to the times of King Casimir III the Great, who founded here a town following the Magdeburg Rights in the 14th century. At the time Łańcut was owned by the Pilecki family, who had connections with the royal Jagiellonian Dynasty.
The castle is surrounded by a spacious and enchanting park of the early English Landscape style.
What is fascinating, most of the works of art, furniture, musical instruments, weapons, clocks, and silverware gathered here over the ages have been preserved until the present day.
The rooms have been furnished and decorated with works of art and crafts matching the architecture and including silver, Dresden, Vienna, Delft china, Nieborow faience, and Polish glass.
The southern wing of the Castle is home to the sculpture gallery with Antonio Canova’s precious marble statue showing Henryk Lubomirski as Eros.
The castle’s book collection, which has been preserved almost in its entirety, consists of 22,000 volumes, including manuscripts, prints, periodicals, graphics, maps, and music materials.
In the interwar period, it hosted the likes of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Ignacy Mościcki, President of Poland, as well as Mary Pickford, an American silent film star.