Passing the abandoned palace in Lower Silesian every day on his way to work, crop farmer Józef Żałobniak eventually decided to buy the place and turn it into a hotel spa saying: “I wanted to save it for other people to enjoy. That was my dream.”
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Zamoyski Museum is a palace located in Kozłówka, a village in the Lublin Voivodeship. It is a residence, where two families Bieliński and Zamoyski used to live.
Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Deciding the newly rebuilt palace interfered with their architectural concept, post-war planners placed the 8,000-tonne, 65-metre-long and 18-metre-wide palace on 16 tracks and then spent 49 days moving it to its current location.
Heritage conservator Jakub Lewicki justified the entry onto the list saying that the garden has important historical value and pointed out that the garden is a valuable element of one of the oldest representative parts of central Warsaw.