Welcome to Rozalin
The Palace complex in Rozalin is former estate of Rozalia from the princes of Lubomirskich Rzewuski. Today, after 150 years, it opens doors for you. In close proximity to Warsaw you will discover delightful park and 19th century palace designed by Henryk Marconi. It is a beautiful combination of elegance and classics. We currently organise exceptional weeding receptions, family and business meetings, personalised events as well as trainings and conferences.
The historical park, ponds, glades and the palace located among them, as well as marquee, Avant–garde restaurant with conference room and boutique hotel give a spectrum of many possibilities, both for mass outdoor events, as well as intimate exceptional get–together with exquisite menu designed by our Chef – Tomasz Łagowski.
Regardless of the purpose with which You come to us – we will make stay memorable!
A PLACE WITH THE PAST
Long, long time ago…
…and exactly until the mid 19th century Rozalin was called the Stara Wioska. The initiator of the name change was Aleksandra Franciszka Teofila from the Lubomirski Rzewuska family. The city and the property which she later built named after her mother The Duchess Rozalia Lubomirska née Chodkiewicz.
The duchess was a beautiful woman with a magnificent figure, blue eyes and red hair. At the age of 19, Rozalia married the castellan of Kiev, Alexander Lubomirski, and a year later her daughter Aleksandra was born. “Różyczka” liked company, fun, travel and romance. Marriage with the castellan was boring and common for her. In love with Tadeusz Mostowski, a young, handsome senator, she left in 1792 with her daughter to Revolutionary Paris. Rozalia’s stay on the Seine ended tragically. Accused of conspiracy contracts with the court of Marie Antoinette, she was arrested in October 1793. She spent the rest of her life with her 5-year-old daughter in revolutionary prisons. The efforts of Polish diplomats, including Kościuszko, did not help, nor did exclusive acquaintance with the great Goethe, with whom she apparently drank coffee and conducted literary disputes. She was executed on June 30, 1794. If she had survived less than a month, until Robespierre’s fall, she would have been safe.
In 1805, Aleksandra took her mother’s name – Rozalia and married Wacław Rzewuski with whom she had four children. She loved traveling to Italy, the Riviera, Vienna, St. Petersburg, where she revolved on the courts. The life of her husband, who was called “Goldenbeard Emir”, due to his merits in the fighting in the East, inspired the romantics: Adam Mickiewicz (“Farys”) and Juliusz Słowacki (“Duma about Wacław Rzewuski”). Over time, Rozalia settled in Poland – she built the Palace in Rozalin, which was her summer residence and the place where she spent the last years of her life.
Warsaw residents walking along Aleje Ujazdowskie will easily notice the architectural resemblance of the Palace to Wilhelm Rau’s Palace, which is also standing at number 27. The Raua palace was designed by Lenardo Marconi, while the Palace in Rozalin was designed by his father Henryk Marconi – a Polish architect of Italian origin, a representative of classicism and one of the most outstanding in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1864, at the age of 77, Rozalia Rzewuska sold the Palace and since then the palace and park complex has often changed owners. The last owner was Bronisława Stankiewiczówna, who was unlawfully expropriated in 1949, despite the fact that her property, due to its surface, did not fall under the Plotting Act. Rozalin Palace became known as a result of the row that had arisen around it, between palace users and the person who pretended to own it – Krystyna Krysowska, who spent all her childhood in Rozalin. The property was recovered in 1993.
After many years, the new owners worked step by step, year after year, to restore the former splendour of the palace complex in Rozalin. Finally, they opened the gates of the park, the palace, full of secrets, as well as new spaces like “Park’s bedroom” – an intimate accommodation facility, Restaurant “Oficyna” with conference room – so that you, dear guest, could also enjoy this completely unusual place.