Castles & Palaces

After countless wars, partitions and other political and social turbulences, the preserved and restored castles and palaces are now part of Poland’s historical heritage. Priceless monuments of the past remained untouched in many places. Others were restored or reconstructed with such meticulous care that they became works of art no less important than the original structures. By far, the boldest such undertaking was the reconstruction of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.  Whether preserved or restored, castles and palaces are full of life these days. They are homes to museums and/or education centers. They are venues for cultural events or outdoors events. They have been converted into luxury hotels with spa facilities.  While restaurants in castles and palaces take you on journeys to the times of hunters’ parties and opulent feasts of the Polish nobility.

Many layers of history are still waiting to be discovered. They are hidden in strongholds, in the Teutonic Knights castles, or in castles constructed by aristocrats to become family residences. Mysteries also remain to be uncovered in royal castles, late Renaissance family residences and in exuberant palaces of most exquisite designs. Palaces were often surrounded by sumptuous parks, French or English gardens, frequently with romantic or downright fairy-tale gazebos and pavilions. And so they remain to this day.

And there are plenty of stories to be told, some are facts, other just the legends but they always belong to a place. The treasure hunters must visit Ksiaz Castle – the largest fortress in Dolny Slask where the train full of stolen gold is hidden.  Ghost lovers should visit castles in Checiny or Niedzica.  The ruins of the largest caslte Krzyztopor in Ujazd will tell you the story of falling fortune. And we could go on for hours because there are over 500 castles and 2,5 thousand of palaces scattered all over Poland, but instead join us for a tour.

Former residence of Mazovian princes. Once the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow, the castle served as seat of the king and the government. Completely destroyed during World War II.
The Bedzin Castle
The Bedzin Castle is a castle in Bedzin in southern Poland. The stone castle dates to 14th century, and is predated by a wooden fortification that was erected in 11th century. It was an important fortification in the Kingdom of Poland.
The castle in Moszna
The castle in Moszna is one of the best known monuments in the southern Poland. The castle and park complex is the former residence of the German Tiele-Winckler family. This gigantic 7,000 square and 65,000 cubic meter construction was started in the 17th century. It contains 365 rooms and 99 turrets. It is reminiscent of English castles from the Elizabethan period. The stud farm with thoroughbred Arab horses attracts many enthusiasts of equestrian sports.
The Staniszow Palace
The charming Staniszow Palace is located in the heart of the Jelenia Gora Valley.
Ksiaz Castle
Ksiaz Castle, also called the Pearl of Lower Silesia is one of the greatest visitor attractions in the region.
Lazienki Palace
This is the biggest and most beautiful park in Warsaw, and one of the loveliest palace/ park locations in all of Europe.
Kliczkow Castle
In the heart of Lower Silesia you will find stylish Neo – Renaissance Residence: Kliczkow Castle Conference and Leisure Centre. The splendid interiors of Kliczkow Castle have been carefully renovated to encourage our guests to immerse themselves into the atmosphere of the past.
Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow
Wawel is a limestone hill in the centre of Krakow upon the Vistula River with a complex of impressive historical monuments of unique historical and artistic values. This extraordinary sanctuary determines the Poles’ identity, is their national and cultural symbol. Wawel used to be the seat of Polish rulers, their necropolis and place where the Polish history took shape.
Niedzica Castle
Located in southern Poland, Niedzica Castle sits atop an ancient hill of limestone and shale that is approximately 30 meters above the Dunajec River.
At first, Czocha Castle was a frontier stronghold and, later, a magnate family's residence. These days, it welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Kurozwęki Palace
In the second half of the 14th century in Kurozwęki they erected a castle referred to in a document dating back to 1400 as “castrum Curoswank”.
Lidzbark Warmiński
The former seat of the Warmia bishops and the capital of the region, the pride of Lidzbark Warmiński is the Bishops’ castle.
Kozłówka
The Baroque and neo-classical palace of the Zamoyski family at Kozłówka is the best-preserved magnate residence in Poland.
Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
The Malbork castle is the mightiest fortress of medieval Europe. Its construction begun in the 13th century.  But major transformation begun in early 14th century, when the Grand Master Siegfried von Feuchtwangen moved his office to Malbork.  The castle was promoted to the status of being the capital of one of the most powerful states on the southern coast of the Baltic.
Krzyztopor Castle
“Krzyztopor” Castle erected by Wawrzyniec Senes in the years 1631–1644 in Ujazd had been the largest castle in Europe until the Versaille castle was built.

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