A significant part of the Lasota Palace’s uniqueness comes from its long history. To this day, it is a testament to the rich XIX century style. We took utmost care that every element be restored by master craftsmen. The palace owes its current look to Alfons Ferdynand Kropiwnicki, one of the co-creators of Warsaw’s Grand Theatre.
The interiors hold beautiful moldings, frescoes, tiled stoves (which heat the interiors during winter season events) and some unique cast-iron elements – some of the first in Poland. The colors of the palace – including the greens on the cast-iron outdoor elements – have all been restored to their XIX century state.
Towards the end of the XVIII century, the village Zielonki was the property of king Stanisław August Poniatowski. Following his death, it was inherited by the king’s wife – Mrs. Grabowska. In 1788, the estate was purchased by Jakub Paschalis Jakubowicz h. RAWICZ (h. – pl: herb – literally “coat of arms” or “house”. The name of the heraldic family or noble house that a person belongs to, regardless of actual current blood relations.). In the nearby village of Lipków, he started a kontusz sash factory, renowned in the entire kingdom for its rich ornamentation and original designs.
In 1851, Jakub Paschalis Jakubowicz sold the estate to a known Warsaw architect, Alfons Ferdynand Kropiwnicki h. SAS. Alfons Ferdynand replaced the old, wooden residence located upon the still-surviving cellars with an Italian villa-styled palace. Based on his own ideas, the design used neorenaissance cast-iron elements, innovative for their time. The original tin flag on top of the round tower shows 1855 as the year of the completion of the palace.
A.F. Kropiwnicki decided to sell the estate in 1875 to Adam Gliszczyński h. JASTRZĘBIEC. He expanded the palace by adding an annex and administered the property until 1919.
The new owner was count Józef Basiński h. PROWOCZA, together with his wife Antonina. The estate has been largely broken up by the 1930s, but until 1944 they were still the property of the Basiński family.
As with most noble estates, the state seized the property in 1945. The palace was then converted to office and residential space, losing its historical purpose.
A New Chapter
In 1997, the devastated palace and the remains of its landscape park have been purchased by Zenon Marian Lasota h. RAWICZ, a heraldic relative of Jakub Paschalis Jakubowicz. Over the next decade, arduous restoration work took place under the eyes of heritage conservators, aiming to restore both the architectural order of the palace,as well as its colour, based on the surviving elements and archeological discoveries.
Eventually, the efforts to save the XIX century palace and park, which constitute an important part of Polish national cultural heritage, have been successful. It is noteworthy that the Lasota Palace has been entered into the Polish Register of Historical Monuments under no. 1124/501 of 23.03.1962.
Today the palace hosts numerous artistic presentations and is an important cultural and educational center in the Masovia region, aiding the popularization of historic and cultural knowledge in an attractive way.
A Place of Beauty and Wonder
The Lasota Palace possesses an age-old tradition, and a XIX century style. Thanks to its exceptional atmosphere, our guests may travel back to those days during the events organized within the palace interiors.
The historic ballrooms and costumed staff will allow you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the period during events and parties. The historic room and palace tower, located next to the ballroom, will allow you to find out more about the palace and its surroundings, as well as appreciate its masterful craftsmanship.
More than 700 m2 of palace cellars and dungeons remain at our guests‘ disposal during the parties, which is also where our palace liquors are prepared.
Exiting from the ballroom is a wide terrace, descending into the gardens. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park with antique trees, considered natural monuments. Here you can forget about your worries and listen to the birds sing. The quiet atmosphere suits relaxation and particularly memorable events.