Polish castles, palaces and mansions
Poland is a country of thousands of hitorical sites,
Hereunder, you will find presentation of the Polish castles, palaces and mansions.
the Pieskowa Skala castle
The Pieskowa Skala Castle was built by King Casimir the Great for defense purposes. The castle was part of the castle fortresses called the Eagles’ Nests. The gothic castle was then rebuilt in the Renaissance. This castle is located within the valley of the river Pradnik and the Ojcowski National Park not so far from Krakow.
the Książ Castle
Książ Castle in Wałbrzych, whose history dates back to the end of the 13th century, with mentions of the first ruler in the person of Prince Bolko I. The castle was then handed over to his son – Bernard Świdnicki. The subsequent fate of the castle was, among others, the transition to the possession of the Czech king Wenceslaus IV of Luxembourg. In the following centuries, until the Second World War, the castle belonged to the von Hochberg family. Many interesting reconstructions and changes were introduced by the times when the mistress of the castle was the English Duchess von Pless – that is Maria Teresa Olivia Cornwallis-West, also known as Duchess Daisy
the Losiow Palace in Narol, the Podkarpackie region
The palace of the Los family in Narol was built by the count Antoni Feliks Łos in the years 1776-1781. Then it was surrounded by a layout IN THE TYPE ENTRE COUR ET JARDIN. The French-style terraced garden was designed and established by German gardener Norbert Hammerschmidt. The palace is a Baroque-style building, on the plan of a horseshoe – the coat-of-arms sign of the Los family. The main building is rectangular, connected by an arcade with two one-story side pavilions. The front facade of the palace bears the coat of arms of the Łos family. In the central part of the palace there are vestibule (anteroom) and a ballroom.
The Royal Castle of Niepolomice near to Krakow
The Royal Castle in a town of Niepolomice.
The Royal Castle in Niepołomice often named as “the second Wawel” was built by rule of King Casimir the Great on the ridge of the Vistula river valley around the half of the 14th century. It was also designed to serve a defensive objective. Hunting cruises to the nearby Niepołomice Forest were set off from it. The defensive manor originally consisted of three towers, buildings in the southern and eastern wings and curtain walls around the courtyard. At the same time, the Niepołomice settlement was established to serve as a service for the castle and residence. The king Kazimierz’s work was continued by the next kings, Wladyslaw II Jagiello, Sigismund I the Old, and then Sigismund II Augustus. During the reign of King Wladyslaw Jagiello, crown conventions were convened in the castle and courts were held.
the ruins of the Castle Tenczyn in Rudno near to Krakow
Tenczyn Castle, which was once one of the largest castles in Lesser Poland, is now beautifully situated on the Trail of the Eagle’s Nests, surrounded by the Dulowa Forest. It gained its grandeur thanks to the Tęczyński family and was even called the “Little Wawel” in the 16th century. Today, the restored ruins of Tenczyn Castle attract tourists and enthusiasts, and many drivers on the A4 motorway wonder what the ruins on the high hill are.
It is worth noting that Tenczyn Castle, located on the Trail of the Eagle’s Nests, is one of the Jura castles. We were surprised to learn that the castle was not built on a limestone base like most of the castles in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, but on a former volcanic cone. The choice of the castle’s location fell on the highest elevation of the Tenczyński Ridge – the Castle Hill, which rises to a height of 411 meters above sea level.
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the Palace of Minoga in the Polish Jura near to the Ojcowski National Park
castle of Baranow Sandomierski
castle of Nowy Wisnicz
the castle of Ogrodzieniec
the Royal Castle in Warsaw
the Wawel Royal castle of Krakow
the Korzkiew castle
the Branicki Palace in Białystok
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