Arkadia village near Warsaw city


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Arkadia lies close to Lowicz on the way to Nieborow. It is a romantic landscaped park with beautiful historic gardens. It was founded in 1778 by Princess Helena Radziwillowa. Park covers area of 44,4 hectares and is definitely one of the finest parks in Poland.

Major attractions of Arkadia include a lake with two islands and a number of romantic pavilions fancifully designed on historical or mythological themes by Szymon Bogumil Zug and Henryk Ittar. Main element of the park layout is the Temple of Diana, built in 1783 on the shore of an artificial lake. It was built in neoclassical style and has a portico supported by four Ionic columns. Inside there is a ceiling painting by J. P. Norblin entitled “Aurora”. Some other interesting sites in the park are: the High Priest’s House, the Margrave’s Cottage with Greek arch, the Gothic Cottage, the Grotto of the Sybil and the Aqueduct.

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