For other places with the same name, see Rogalin (disambiguation).

Palace in Rogalin
Coordinates: 52°14′04″N 16°56′04″E / 52.23444°N 16.93444°E / 52.23444; 16.93444Coordinates: 52°14′04″N 16°56′04″E / 52.23444°N 16.93444°E / 52.23444; 16.93444
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Poznań County
Gmina Mosina
Population (approx.) 700

Rogalin pronounced [rɔˈɡalin] is a village in western Poland, situated on the river Warta. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the town of Mosina, and 19 km (12 mi) south of the metropolitan city of Poznań.[1] It is perhaps best known for the Rogalin Landscape Park and its oak trees.


Rogalin is primarily famous for its 18th-century Polish Baroque palace of the Raczyński family, and the adjacent Raczyński Art Gallery, housing a permanent exhibition of paintings by the Polish and foreign artists of international renown including Paul Delaroche and Claude Monet as well as the famous Jan Matejko's large-size painting Joanna d'Arc (see a fragment below). The gallery was founded by Count Edward Aleksander Raczyński. Rogalin is also known for its putatively 1000-year-old oak trees (Polish: Dęby Rogalińskie) on the flood plains of the Warta and the historical St. Marcellinus Church, whose design was inspired by the Roman temple Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France.

St. Marcellinus Church, with the Mausoleum of the Raczyński family

The last owner of the estate was Count Edward Bernard Raczyński, who in 1979–1986 was President of the Polish Republic in exile. His sarcophagus is deposited in the Raczyński Mausoleum, under the church in Rogalin. In his testament, Count Raczyński bequeathed his estate in Rogalin (including the family palace, gallery, library, and church) to the Polish people.


Much of the surrounding landscape forms the protected area of recognized natural and ecological value known as the Rogalin Landscape Park.


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