The Arboretum of Lusławice

The Penderecki Arboretum in Lusławice, owned by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki, is a truly exceptional dendrologic collection located in a 15ha park, consisting of over 1500 species of trees and shrubs that cannot be found anywhere else in Europe. The area also boasts 18th and 19th century manor houses and Fausto Sozzini Mausoleum.

In the 16th and 17th century, Polish Brethren lived there and during the interwar period Jacek Malczewski, a distinguished Polish painter, lived and worked in Lusławice. Since 1975, Krzysztof Penderecki has been playing a vital role in the village’s history. He composed a botanic piece - the huge park. The creation of the arboretum took 40 years, more than any of the composer’s works. This work of his lifetime is sometimes referred to as his ninth symphony. Surrounded by Penderecki’s beloved trees stands the renovated 18th century manor house and symbolic grave of Fausto Sozzini. In Lusławice, one of Penderecki’s biggest dreams came to life, i.e. the European Centre for Music. Both the institution and the amazing arboretum complete his oeuvre and complement the cycle of 8 symphonies.This work is still alive.

Planting trees is my regular and favorite activity. Without it I would not find balance. The trees will last.

Krzysztof Penderecki 1933-2020

The guided tour is included in the visit of the permanent Multimedia Exhibition „KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI - THE HERITAGE OF POLISH 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY held at the European Centre for Music.



Saturday- Sunday: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

It is possible to make a reservation for other days and time for organised groups of 10 people or more. In order to make a reservation, please contact us at (0048) 14 665 10 30.

Visit schedule:

1:50 p.m. - filling in Covid19 -related forms

2-3:30 p.m. - visiting the Multimedia Exhibition

3:30 p.m. – walk from the Centre to the Arboretum

3:45 - 5:15 p.m. - guided tour around the Arboretum

You are invited to visit the cafeteria in the foyer, which is open during the exhibition’s opening hours.



Visit (Exhibition plus Arboretum):

Standard: 25 PLN

Discount*: 15 PLN

Group: 15 PLN (10 people and more)

Tickets are available online or in the ticket vending machine at the Centre (card payments only).

*The following guests are entitled to discount tickets upon presenting a relevant document:

    • school students
    • university students
    • seniors plus 65
    • pensioners
    • holders of Karta Dużej Rodziny
    • disabled
    • teachers
    • war veterans
    • honorary blood donors

The following people are entitled to free of charge entry:

    • holders of personal invitations issued by the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music
    • supervisors of school groups (1 per 10 children)
    • holders of severe disability certificates
    • holders of Polish military orders
    • museum employees registered in the National Registry of Museums
    • members of the International Council of Museums and the International Council on Monuments and Site
    • holders of Karty Polaka, provided for in the Act of 7th September 2007 on Karta Polaka (Journal of Laws no. 180, item 1280 ad of 2008 no 52, item 305.)


Useful information

You are invited to use our large parking lot for cars and buses. Here is the exact address of the Centre: Lusławice 250, 32-840 Zakliczyn, GPS: 49°51’19.94″N 20°49’44.64″E

Due to the epidemiological situation, prior to your visit, please fill in the medical declaration and hand it to the guide. Submission of the covid form is the condition of participation in the visit. Groups not bigger than 40 are allowed to participate in the tour. Participants are obliged to cover mouths and noses and to be familiar with the Visiting Rules and Regulations.


• Mobility disability

If you are in a wheelchair or suffer from another type of physical impairment, do not hesitate to contact us. In order to arrange for an assisted visit, we kindly ask you to send a message 7 days before the planned visit.

• hearing impairment

Polish sign language translator does not participate in standard tours. If you are planning to visit us with a group involving hearing impaired people, please contact the accessibility manager of the Centre.

• visual impairment

If you are a visually impaired person, you may benefit from an assistance service. In order to do this, please contact the accessibility manager 7 days before the planned visit.

Contact details of accessibility manager and description of the Centre and the surrounding area are available on the Centre Accessibility page.