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Palac Raczynskich description and photos - Poland: Warsaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Palac Raczynskich.
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Raczynski Palace is a baroque palace located in Warsaw. At the beginning of the 18th century, this area, with buildings designed by Tillman Gameren, belonged to the city councilor Jacob Schulzendorf. In 1717, the building was acquired by Bishop Konstantin Shanyavsky, who immediately began work on the reconstruction of the palace in the Baroque style. Later, the owners of the palace were Jan Schembek, Stanislav Mychilsky, General Philip Rachinsky. In 1787, Philip gave the palace to Kazimierz Raczynski, who invited John Christian Kamsetzer to give the building a new classic design. The main attraction of the palace is the exquisite ballroom, which occupies two floors.
Due to the Kosciuszko uprising, Rachinsky left the city in 1794. As a result, the Polish government used the palace to create the Supreme National Council. During the Napoleonic wars, French officers were stationed here. In 1827, the heirs sold the palace, it passed to the disposal of the Kingdom of Poland, the National Justice Commission was created, and in 1876 - the Commercial Court.
During the occupation of Warsaw during the Second World War, a German court worked in the palace - the highest court in an occupied country. At the end of the war, the building served as a hospital, in 1944 the Germans broke into the hospital and shot 430 patients.
Reconstruction of the palace was carried out until 1950 according to the project of architects Vladislav Kovalsky and Boris Zinserling. Currently, the Raczynski Palace houses the Main Archive of Ancient Documents.
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