Palace under Metal Plate in Warsaw Old Town


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Palace under Metal Plate
'The Palace under Metal Plate' is a part of Royal Castle. Its strange name comes from the copper roofing which was not too popular in 1720s. Because of atmospheric factors today the roof has a light-green colour.

In the 17th century the bulding was a townhouse, however Jerzy Dominik Lubomirski initiated its remodelling into the fascinating palace we can see today. Prince Josef Poniatowski, a hero of the Napoleonic Wars as well as his uncle, the last king of Poland, Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski lived there. Since 1932, the northern wing of the castle has hosted an exhibition of oriental carpets. Also, restorers' workshops are located there. During the renovation works in 2004 a sensational discovery was made. Archeologists discovered the remains of an oval medieval burgh under the courtyard, which was more extensive than could have been expected.

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