Palace in Rogalin
Rogalin [rɔˈɡalin] (German: Eichenhain) is a village in western Poland, situated on the river Warta. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the town of Mosina, and 19 km (12 mi) south of the city of Poznań.
Rogalin is primarily famous for its 18th-century baroque palace of the Raczyński family, and the adjacent Raczyński Art Gallery, housing a permanent exhibition of Polish and international paintings (including Paul Delaroche and Claude Monet and the famous Jan Matejko's large-scale painting Joanna d'Arc, see a fragment below). The gallery was founded by Edward Aleksander Raczyński. Rogalin is also known for its putatively 1000-year-old oak trees (Polish: Dęby Rogalińskie) on the flood plains of the Warta and the historical St. Marcellinus Church, whose design was inspired by the Roman temple Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France.
The last owner of the estate was Count Edward Bernard Raczyński, who in 1979–1986 was President of the Polish Republic in exile. His sarcophagus is deposited in the Raczyński Mausoleum, under the church in Rogalin. In his testament, Count Raczyński bequeathed his estate in Rogalin (including the family palace, gallery, library, and church) to the Polish people.
Joanna d`Arc, fragment of large-scale painting by Jan Matejko of 1886
- photos from Rogalin - Adam Wyszynski -*http://rogalin.eu
- rogalin.org - Informations for tourists and citizens.