2. The history of the Royal Łazienki
Museum has its beginnings with
Jazdów – a medieval Slavic
fortified settlement belonging to
the Dukes of Mazovia.
3. This earth-wooden fortress was
situated on the banks of a river
fording point in existence during
that era, the 12th century. The
fortress was captured in 1262 by
the Ruthenians and Lithuanians.
4. During World War II, the Royal
Łazienki was extensively plundered
and heavily damaged by the German
occupiers. In 1960, after many years
of careful restoration, the Royal
Łazienki was returned to the Polish
people as a museum.
5. The area of today's Royal Łazienki
Gardens equals to 76ha. The Gardens
are made up of three parts, each one
formed in a different time period: The
Royal Garden, The Belvedere Garden
and The Modernist Garden. They are
accompanished by 18th and 19th
century palace edifices, garden
pavilions, as well as 18th, 19th and
20th century sculptures.