Here we go on the 1/2 hour run through the castle, without a guide we had nothing to tell us about anything, but there’s plenty on wiki and the castle’s own site.
Artists and architects who worked in Łańcut incorporated a variety of styles in the castles architecture. The lush classicist stucco works, which can still be seen today were made by Fryderyk Bauman. Apart from classicist, also rococo and Neo-Gothic decorative elements were created. Some made clear reference to the Orient and pre-romantic trends. The castle also received an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures purchased mainly during numerous trips made by the couple and later by the Duchess, who was very creative and constantly looking for artistic inspirations. In fact, even today, in spite of all the later alterations and modernisations, the castle largely retains the character which it received in the course of the few decades, until Duchess Izabela Lubomirska’s death in 1816.
it has it’s own theatre…
The southern corridor, which is accessed from the Ballroom, features the most sophisticated painted ornaments. The Duchess had the walls and ceiling decorated with illusionist design, which transformed the interior into a gazebo located amongst ruins, overgrown with grape vine and hollyhocks. The scenery of the corridor was used by the Duchess as a background for a gallery displaying her collection of sculptures, both antique and 18th century replicas.
So that gives you an idea of how beautiful the place is, and am a bit sad not to have done the full tour with a guide, but I am sure there’ll be another chance one day.
Next time we’ll go for a walk in Big Wood and visit the Bar-B-Q
Stay tooned 🙂