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Krasiński Palace, view from the gardens
The Krasiński Palace is a baroque palace in Warsaw on Krasiński Square .

The palace was built in 1677–83 for the Voivode of Płock, Jan Dobrogost Krasiński, according to design by Tylman Gamerski. It was decorated with pediment reliefs showing the triumph of the legendary "ancestor" of the Ślepowron and Korwin Polish clans, the Roman commander Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla (263 BC) and sculptural work.
The building's facade features sculptures by Andreas Schlüter. The decorations inside the building were designed in the 1780s by Domenico Merlini and were restored after World War II.

The assumption of the originator and investor the Krasinski palace was to make a strictly antique palace. The scope of this assumption, in spite of the facts it was not realized to full extent, makes us treat this Warsaw residence as a new type of residential building, based on the idea of the Palace of Versailles. This type can be called a baroque suburban monarch residence. (from Wiki)

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