Kozłówka Palace

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Zamoyski Palace
Kozłówka palace back 2007.JPG
Garden façade.
General information
Architectural styleRococo and neoclassical
Town or cityKozłówka
CountryPoland
Construction started1735
Completed1742
Design and construction
ArchitectJózef Fontana
Main gate with the coat of arms of the Zamoyski family and motto "To mniey boli" (it pains less)
Kozłówka Palace - front

Zamoyski Palace is a large rococo and neoclassical palace complex located in Kozłówka, Lubartów County in Lublin Voivodeship in eastern Poland.

The palace is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated May 16, 2007 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

History[edit]

The original palace was built in the first half of 18th century for Michał Bieliński, voivode of Chełmno; its architect was Jozef II Fontana.[1] It represents the characteristic type of baroque suburban residence built entre cour et jardin (between the entrance court and the garden). Its architecture is original - a merger of European art with old Polish building traditions. In 1799, the Palace was acquired by the aristocratic Zamoyski family.[1]It belonged to the family up until 1944. The palace experienced a period of great prosperity during the times of Count Konstanty Zamoyski who remodelled the palace in order to turn it into one of the most monumental and representative magnate residences in Poland.

In 1928, the chairman of the Polish Gymnastics Society Sokół, Count Adam Michał Zamoyski, organized a training camp in the palace gardens for the Polish national gymnastics team in preparation for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

From November 1944, when the last owners Count Aleksander Zamoyski and his wife Countess Jadwiga Zamoyska were forced to flee their palace, it became the property of the Communist regime, whose grip on Poland ended in 1989. It currently hosts the Zamoyski family museum.

The interiors of the palace were preserved despite the ravages of the German Nazi and Soviet Regimes from 1939-1989. The original opulent design and most of museum quality art from the Zamoyski family collections remain.

The surroundings of the palace also include a historic chapel, French Baroque garden, stables and a carriage house.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) "History of the residence". www.muzeumzamoyskich.pl. Retrieved 2010-08-01.

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Coordinates: 51°27′34.59″N 22°29′21.92″E / 51.4596083°N 22.4894222°E / 51.4596083; 22.4894222