Saxon Garden

Green Space Always Open (possibly closed due Covid-19 restrictions) Check location

One of the first public gardens in the world, the Saxon Gardens was opened to the public in 1727. Laid out by king Augustus II Mocny as a royal garden, who attached it to the Saxon Axis, a line of parks and palaces linking the western outskirts of Warsaw with the Vistula river, the Saxon Gardens were originally a Baroque French-style park modelled on the gardens of Versailles, but in the 19th century it was turned into a Romantic English-style landscape garden.

Once the site of the destroyed Saxon Palace, it is now where the visitors can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the only surviving part of the palace, but also an empire style fountain designed in 1855 by Marconi, rows of dainty statues (allegories of the Virtues, the Sciences and the Elements) and sculptured flower beds. The park also includes a beautiful ornamental lake overlooked by a 19th-century water tower shaped as a circular Greek temple.

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Marszałkowska 05-077 Warszawa