Fryderyk Chopin's Birthplace in Żelazowa Wola


Fryderyk Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola on the March 1, 1810 (some sources give February 22 as the date).

The Chopin Family came to live in the left wing of the Skarbek manor when Chopin's father Nicholas was taken on as a tutor for this local family. The public began taking an interest in Chopin's birthplace in the second half of the XIX century - the annex was renovated and an obelisk bearing the composer's effigy in bas relief was unveiled. In 1926 the most important renovation works were initiated. The interior of the manor house was rebuilt in 1948 based on a design by Mieczysław Kuzma. The park and the garden were designed by Franciszek Krzywda-Polkowski. The grounds were revamped in 2010, making it one of the most beautiful parks in Europe.

Żelazowa Wola 15
96-503 Sochaczew
tel. (+48 46) 863 33 00
fax (+48 46) 863 40 76

    Source: www.en.chopin.nifc.pl

    Dom Urodzenia Fryderyka Chopina w Żelazowej Woli
    Oddział Narodowego Instytutu Fryderyka Chopina
    Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie
    Żelazowa Wola 15
    96-503 Sochaczew
    Region: mazowieckie
    Phone: (+48 46) 863 33 00
    Fax: (+48 46) 863 40 76
    WWW: www.pl.chopin.nifc.pl/institute/museum/chopin
    Email: [email protected]

    Also see: The Fryderyk Chopin Institute

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