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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Mark Gyk (7 months ago)
The Palace in Brodnica, commonly known as Anna Vasa's Palace, is one of the oldest buildings of this type in Poland. It was built in the first half of the 16th century on the foundations of Teutonic farm buildings adjacent to the defensive walls of the outer ward. The first information about the building comes from 1564. The first owner was the Starosta of Brodnicki, Rafał Działyński. It is also known that after taking over the Brodnica starosty in 1605, the palace was slightly rebuilt, enlarged and symbolically separated from the castle. For some time after the death of Anna Wazówna, it became a tradition that the title of Brodnica starosta was held by Polish queens such as: Konstancja Habsburg - Queen of Poland and Sweden, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Anna Katarzyna Konstancja Waza - Polish princess, daughter of King Sigismund III Vasa, Cecylia Renata Habsburg - queen Poland, wife of Polish King Władysław IV, Maria Casimiera d'Arquien, "Marysieńka" - Queen of Poland, wife of King Jan III Sobieski. During the partition period, the building housed offices of the Prussian domain. In the interwar period, there was a commercial junior high school, a primary school and a music school here. In January 1945, it was set on fire by the Red Army and burned down completely. Rebuilt only in the years 1960-70 (well, not demolished). Currently, it houses the city library and the wedding hall of the Civil Registry Office in Brodnica.
marcin dziekoński (10 months ago)
Built in the mid-16th century, the palace of the Swedish princess, sister of Sigismund III, the starosta of Brodnica, Anna Vasa. A very nice building worth seeing, the interior is currently occupied by the Civil Registry Office and a library, but it is a perfect place to start exploring the city, there is a spacious parking lot and opposite the castle museum and a beautiful park with a fountain. I recommend.
Jacek Kupracz (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago)
Here only the library and the Registry Office, ah, more parking, we found a free spot.
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