Museum of Romanticism in Opinogóra, Poland


The very interesting and charming Museum of Romanticism is located in small village Opinogóra Górna in Ciechanów County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres north-east of Ciechanów and 100 km north of Warsaw. The Museum was open in 1961 in a small Neo-Gothic castle from the early nineteenth century, which had once belonged to the Krasiński family.


The most famous representative of the family was Zygmunt Krasiński (1812-1859), the playwright and poet. It was the leading representative of Polish romantic dramaturgy. His best-known work is "Nie-Boska Komedia" ("The Undivine Comedy"), written in 1835, in which Krasiński challenges the romantic myths of love, fame and idyllic happiness.


Museum of Romanticism is situated in an English park created in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The four buildings comprise the Museum of Romanticism's Romantic Architectural Complex: the Castle from the first half of the nineteenth century, the Gardener's House from the second half of the nineteenth century, the House with Arcades and a newly erected manor house. The Museum collects memorabilia relating to the history of the Krasiński family.  It also houses the Centre for Studies of the Napoleonic Era.


Most charming building in the museum complex is Castle - situated on a hill in a landscaped park. The construction of the castle started in 1828 and the building was finished in 1843. It was probably designed by a Henryk Marconi - an Italian architect who spent most of his life in Poland. He designed many buildings in Warsaw, e.g. the Great Fountain in the Saxon Garden and many palaces by the Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street.


Before 1843 the castle was extended from the north with two big chambers. In 1894 the castle was restored and repainted. Again it was rebuilt in 1912. By the time of first and second world war castle was destroyed. It was rebuilt from 1958 to 1960 eliminating some of the changes made in a second half of the 19th century. The castle houses the Museum and displays period interiors, decorative art objects and a variety of romantic souvenirs.


In the park, you can visit the church with Zygmunt Krasiński's burial crypt, as well as those of his parents and children. There is also a newly erected manor house, built in 2008, based on a century-old design by Józef Gałęzowski, housing the 'Polish Romanticism' exhibition.


It's a very interesting and charming place, located away from the main roads. You can spend a whole day there, or connect trip to Opinogóra with a visit to Castle of the Dukes of Mazovia in Ciechanów (read more).


You might also like other articles about most beautiful Polish castles and palaces (click)
 Polish Castles & Palaces

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Comments

  1. Beautiful buildings and interiors! And, I love the blue sky. I hope to make it to Poland one day.

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  2. Thanks you for sharing these beautiful photos, the castle is stunning!

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  3. All of the pretty colours! This museum is worth it just for the building itself. Lovely photos! #wkdtravelinspiration

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  4. What beautiful photos! My dad's family was from Poland, so I look forward to following your blog.

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  5. Examples of awesome architecture. Enjoyed your post!

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  6. Yes! Thanks for sharing. I love the places you take me!

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  7. It's a beautiful museum.

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  8. The entire park is lovely. The museum, church, and manor house could keep me busy all day long. The architecture and interiors look fabulous.

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  9. Piękny budynek, i z zewnątrz, i wewnątrz

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  10. I had not heard of this museum, but it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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  11. Hi! Your series of photos are very beautiful. In some future,I want to there with my wife.

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  12. The artifacts must be beautiful in this museum. Romanticism is one of my favorite periods...gorgeous. Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration! See you again next week!

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  13. I would love to live in those rooms.

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  14. You just keep making my list longer and longer, keep it up! I love it. Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration, see you next week!

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  15. Oh my gosh-what an impressive piece of architecture!

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  16. Romanticism is an apt title for these wonderful buildings. So fascinating and magical. Gorgeous photos.

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  17. The Castle is indeed very charming, but I can't tell which building I like the most. Each one of them is so beautiful. Hope to make it to Poland someday.

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  18. Interesting history and beautiful buildings!

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  19. Such amazing architecture.

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  20. love the colors of all the buildings. Gorgeous against the blue sky.

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  21. Cudowne miejsce do odwiedzania !! Przyznaję szczerze że nie nigdy tam nie byłam...i już żałuję !!
    Dziękuję za piękną fotorelację !!
    Pozdrawiam

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  22. Przepiękne, a jednocześnie mające bardzo interesującą historię.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  23. ...gorgeous architecture.

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  24. Lovely building and interiors ~ unique shadow too ~ thanks ~

    Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

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  25. Such fabulous places! I had no idea that such a museum existed and the truly epitomize romance :)

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  26. This would defiantly be a place I'd love explore. Europe in general has some of the most beautiful old architecture. Visiting from Tamar's GRF

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  27. Very beautiful! I like the round tower.

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  28. Love the multiple sided tower in such an interesting architectural style - partly Gothic, partly Renaissance - beautiful outside as well as inside! I recognize the large painting you shared before. Also am mesmerized by the altar and the beautiful speaking platform. Happy you could celebrate the first anniversary of ALL SEASONS with us! A happy week to you!

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  29. What an amazingly beautiful place

    mollyx

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  30. Incredible architecture. So much art, so much beauty.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  31. I love unusual museums - I had never heard of this one thanks for drawing my attention to it #citytripping

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  32. Beautiful museum with such lovely displays.

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  33. Absolutely beautiful and your wonderful photos make it all look so appealing. Love those creamy yellow colours in the first group of interior shots.
    #citytripping

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  34. Piękne zdjęcia z Opinogóry.
    Nigdy tam nie byłem, ale odwiedzę to miejsce.
    Pozdrawiam.

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  35. Świetny opis i sporo informacji. Muzeum jak ciekawe, ale i budowle wspaniałe. Bardzo ładnie pokazane wszystko na zdjęciach. Pozdrawiam.

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  36. Beautiful castle and grounds -- I think it would take me more than one day to tour all of this wonderful history and architecture. In the castle itself, I particularly liked the pinkish tones on the walls -- that color made such a beautiful background for all the treasures displayed there.

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  37. Such elegant buildings and interiors. There seems to be so much to see and admire here in this museum.
    Lovely pictures. :)

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  38. wow the interiors are very grand!

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  39. Thanks for showing us around Poland! I am amazed by the variety of architectural styles in the country. Interesting to find out how an Italian contributed to the design of Warsaw.

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  40. I love the many-colored walls. So lovely.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/02/laughter-yoga.html

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  41. What a charming set of structures. The castle converted museum is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Wow! Such a gorgeous place. Thank you for that tour. Such a treat :)

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  43. Enjoyed the cyber tour of this museum. Have a nice week-end.

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  44. From the very first picture, I can see how it relates to Romance or it's name because the first picture does remind me of a lovely wedding cake. The interior is lovely as well. I have such a small home, I can only imagine a family living there and how elegant they must have been. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles
    Thanks for visiting and linking.

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