We visit Polish castles and palaces

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The long history of Poland has left many traces, which include, among others, numerous castles and palaces. Buildings that are stunning in terms of architecture and location are scattered throughout the country. In this article, we present a subjective overview of the ten most beautiful castles and palaces in Poland.

Castle in Malbork

The monumental Teutonic fortress majestically towers over the city, inviting tourists to visit. Every year, hundreds of thousands of guests from Poland and abroad visit this place to learn about its history and admire its unique architecture. The former seat of the Teutonic Order makes an electrifying impression both when looking at it from the outside and when visiting the interior.

Wawel Castle

The Wawel Royal Castle is a showpiece of Krakow. This extraordinary, Renaissance-baroque building, the final form of which has been shaped over the centuries, testifies to the former power of the royal city, which was Krakow. There are Royal Tombs here, in which are buried, incl. Jan III Sobieski, Władysław III Waza, Zygmunt III August, Prince Józef Poniatowski, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Józef Piłsudski and general Władysław Sikorski.

Ruins of the Krzyżtopór castle

Although there are only ruins left of Krzyżtopór Castle, they are interesting enough to be opened for tourists. The huge, multi-storey building was admitted to the public in 2013 and since then it has been visited by more and more tourists every year. No wonder - it is difficult to pass by the power of the raw, but perfectly preserved ruins of this former residence.

Castle in Niedzica

What attracts visitors to the castle in Niedzica is undoubtedly the picturesque location right on the banks of the Dunajec, against the background of the Pieniny peaks. This medieval stronghold, built in the Gothic style, is currently one of the greatest attractions of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, which should not be surprising. Interestingly, it is possible to spend the night at the castle, which makes the trip even more attractive. Of course, there are also many standard hotels in the area, which should be booked well in advance in the high season.

Palace in Moszna

The palace located in the Opole Voivodeship was designed almost in a fairy-tale way. Art Nouveau architecture with characteristic, soaring towers and adjacent gardens will not let you forget about yourself long after you leave this place. The palace in Moszna has been largely open to the public.

Czocha Castle

Czocha Castle is located near the Polish-Czech-German border, in the town of Leśna. Built in the Gothic style, it is not only a treasure of the Polish part of Lusatia, but also delights with its fabulous location right on the Leśnia Lagoon.

Książ Castle

The Książ Castle proudly towers over Wałbrzych, enchanting not only with its vastness, but also with the surrounding landscapes and buildings. We are talking about towers, walls, bridges, terraces, gardens and pavilions, which together form a unique castle complex, eagerly visited by tourists both from Poland and abroad.

Castle in Krasiczyn

The Renaissance mansion located in Podkarpacie was designed on a quadrilateral plan and is distinguished by four towers and cloisters characteristic of its style. The stone bridge leading to the entrance gate, the vast courtyard and the surrounding park make up a unique monument that you must see when visiting Podkarpacie.

Rogalin Palace

The Greater Poland Rogalin hides a majestic and sumptuous palace built in the second half of the 18th century. The magnificent residence with quarter-circular wings now serves as a branch of the National Museum in Poznań and houses collections of paintings by such artists as, for example, Jan Matejko, Leon Wyczółkowski, Stanisław Wyspiański, Jacek Malczewski and Aleksander Gierymski.

Imperial Castle in Poznań

Another Greater Poland building, this time located in the capital of the voivodeship - Poznań. The perfectly preserved castle has become a permanent element of the city's landscape. Designed in the neo-Romanesque style, it forms one complex with adjacent buildings and a garden.


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