The Potocki Mausoleum – a Little Bit of Royal Kraków in Warsaw

The Potocki Mausoleum, a monument founded by Aleksander Potocki to commemorate his parents Stanisław Kostka Potocki and Aleksandra (nee Lubomirska) Potocka.

In 1805 they opened the first public museum in Poland housed in the Wilanów Palace. They believed that people are better when they have contact with art.

This oustanding Neo-Gothic monument was designed by Henryk Marconi in 1834 and entirely made of sandstone. It’s influenced by the medieval sarcophagus of Polish King Casimir III the Great in Wawel Cathedral in Kraków.

Address: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, on the left before you enter the main gate to Wilanów Palace

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