Autumn is a perfect time of the year to enjoy walking in parks. Warsaw is a green city with 88 parks occupying around 930 ha. Let me present you my favorite parks in this city. Some of them are former royal gardens and some used to be forests. Often their names often reflect their origin.
Łazienki Królewskie (Royal bathhouse) is considered as one of the most beautiful parks in Poland. It’s also a very important historic site – the former summer residence of Poland’s last king. Indeed, Stanislas August created it in the 18th century. When he bought the land, there was already a 17th century bathhouse which gave the park its name. Today we can admire here not only nature, but also beautiful 18th century buildings.
Here are my pictures take in this wonderful park. You can see this place at different times of the year:
Do you know that one of the first public gardens in the world was created in Warsaw? It happened as early as the 18th century in the Saxon Garden. Although its surface is a bit smaller, it still exists today. Walking in the alleys of this park, you can admire 18th century sculptures, a 19th century fountain and a classicist water tower. And of course the trees – some of them have been here for more than a century.
This park is situated in the northern part of Warsaw and you won’t find historic monuments here. Instead you will find a cozy café and long alleys and cycling path along the canal. It’s a great place to stop during a bicycle trip. In the evenings you will see here a nice colorful neon, but I didn’t manage to take a good picture of it.