Palace of Anna Vasa

Brodnica, Poland

Palace of Anna Vasa, a Swedish Princess, was built before 1564 at the Teutonic castle area by the Brodnica County starost Rafał Działyński, partly with the use of the Gothic walls. The palace was rebuilt and expanded as a residence by Anna Vasa of Sweden in the years 1605-1616 then it was the seat of successive starosts. Burned by Russians in 1945 and reconstructed in 1969. During its existence there resided starosts of prominent families. From the early 17th century Brodnica county was granted to members of the royal family. Besides Anna Vasa of Sweden the Brodnica starosts were: Constance wife of Polish King Sigismund III Vasa, his daughter Anna Catherine, wife of King Wladyslaw IV - Cecilia Renata, and his advisor and the Great Crown Chancellor Jerzy Tęczyn Ossoliński, Maria Kazimiera - wife of John III Sobieski, Crown Hetman Marcin Kalinowski and the Great crown Marshal Marshal Francis Balinski. Currently it houses a library and museum.



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Zamkowa 1, Brodnica, Poland
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Poland

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Jacek Kupracz (7 months ago)
Anna Vasa's Palace was erected in the 16th century on the initiative of the Brodnica starost. One of its most famous inhabitants was Anna Wazówna, sister of the Polish King Sigismund III Vasa. There is a statue of her in front of the entrance to the palace. The palace was completely burnt down by the Red Army in January 1945. Rebuilt in 1960-70. Currently, it houses a library and the Registry Office. You can easily go inside and there is a large parking lot prxed by the palace. Opposite there is a castle and Anna Wazówny Park. I recommend visiting this place.
Agnieszka (8 months ago)
There's a USC and a library here. The palace is next to the castle so it's worth getting closer. The castle walls surround the palace itself. Large parking lot at the palace. The beautiful park of Anna Wazówna is nearby.
Adam Ladziński (16 months ago)
Here only the library and the Registry Office, ah, more parking, we found a free spot.
Jaroslaw Dabrowski (3 years ago)
Near the Castle, it is definitely worth seeing. I recommend
Wicia (3 years ago)
Well-equipped library.
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