History of
the Stadnicki Palace

Currently, the palace consists of three sections. The first one is the main building, which was originally detached. It is also the oldest part (16th century). It has very thick walls. There are barrel vaults with lunettes in the cellar and ground floor, as well as Renaissance and neogothic door and window frames. Over the first floor in the Northern rooms there are polychromic ceilings with imagery that depicts romantic landscapes, in form of friezes with medallions (polychromic paintings – 19th century). Some of the rooms have decorative wooden parquet floors, interesting door and window woodwork and beautifully decorated white tiled stoves (19th century).

The first floor

The central room on the northern side features a decorative 16th century Renaissance fireplace made from white marble. On the ground floor, in a large north-facing room (currently the library) there are wooden corner wardrobes from the second half of the 18th century (woodwork with rich sculpture decorations). Other interesting external architectural details include: stone stairs with a terrace and banisters, window ledges and main ledges on the walls and the coat of arms of the Stadnicki family – “Szreniawa”, placed in the pediment section of the front façade, with a decorative floral form and a crown.

To the north,

on the high ground floor level, there is a stone balcony (made from sandstone), with a decorative tracery railing. The second part is a romantic neogothic tower, which was erected at the turn of the 16th and 17th century and then reconstructed after the fire that consumed the mansion in 1852, on the wedding day of Count Edward Stadnicki. Later, it was reconstructed and redesigned by the famous architect Szyszko-Bohusz. It was then when the castle became a proper palace. The third part is, in fact, a separate wing divided into three sections. The first one, adjacent to the tower, was constructed in the 17th century.

The ballroom

contains two Rococo stoves from the second half of the 18th century, a wooden, ten-point Baroque chandelier from the first half of the 18th century, door woodwork with rich sculptural decorations from the 18th and 19th centuries, window woodwork from the 19th century and wooden wall panelling. The former hothouse is adjacent to the north. The room had a glass simple pent roof on a steel structure (currently covered with sheet metal), stoneware floor tiling (currently wooden floor) and a fountain bowl. It contains a neogothic stove and neogothic window woodwork from the 19th century.