Nestled discreetly on the Royal Route, the Kazimierz Palace stands today as the esteemed abode of the Rector’s Office for the University of Warsaw. Its unassuming position at the rear of the university campus often renders it overlooked, yet we suggest to find it there. By doing so, you will find yourself in the midst of an esteemed community, surrounded by the rich tapestry of academic life and cultural significance.
T he Kazimierz Palace was built in the first half of the 17th century by King Sigismund III Vasa. The building was named after his son, John II Casimir Vasa, who renovated the palace in 1652 and spent most of his time there.
The main entrance can be accessed from the Royal Route. To the east of the palace, the Kazimierz Park stretches along the steep slope of the Vistula embankment. During the Polish-Swedish War from 1655 to 1660, the palace was destroyed but immediately rebuilt. Between 1817 and 1830, it acquired its present neoclassical form. In 1824, the University of Warsaw’s Rectorate moved into the palace.
Visitors can enter the building during the working hours of the Rectorate and the university administration. There are no museums or exhibition spaces inside, so we recommend exploring the palace as if you were an Erasmus student on an adventure.
Condition after World War II
In the touristic area
How to get
Website of the palace
In 2007, the building underwent a significant upgrade, introducing the installation of a lift to enhance accessibility for individuals with reduced mobility. This thoughtful addition ensures that all visitors, regardless of physical limitations, can comfortably navigate and enjoy the facilities of the Kazimierz Palace.