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Castles and Palaces

Wilanów Palace

The Wilanów palace, together with its garden, is one of the most beautiful objects of its type in Poland. Baroque palace and the meticulously designed surrounding gardens, situated at the end of the Royal Road and built for the king John III Sobieski, are filled with Polish as well as European cu...

Łazienki Park

Royal Baths or Łazienki Królewskie is the largest park in the centre of Warsaw. Łazienki are situated halfway down the Royal Road, between Royal Castle and Wilanów. On the area of 76 hectares one may find over 40 points of interest and numerous historic buildings, designed by the king Stanisław A...

Royal Castle

The Royal Castle, located in the very heart of Warsaw, is the last seat of Polish monarchs. Its history goes as far as the 14th century, when the Great Tower was built. The majority of work dates back to the late 16 and 17 centuries. Despite of numerous adversities, including the partitions of Po...

Teutonic Knights Malbork Castle

Malbork is a picturesque town in the north of Poland about 60 km from Gdańsk by Nogat river banks. The main touristic magnet of Malbork is Teutonic Knights Castle of the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. The construction of the castle started in 1278 when the knigh...

Museum in Nieborów and Arkadia

Museum in Nieborów and Arkadia – located 80 kilometres from Warsaw. The museum was established in 1945 and it consists of Radziwił family estate, that is: a palace with a garden in Nieborów and a Romantic garden in Arkadia. Inside the Palace one may visit 17th and 19th century interiors exhibitio...

Royal Wawel Castle

It is the old residence of Polish kings situated in the hart of Cracow at Wawel Hill which is a Jurassic limestone rock rising at the left bank of the Vistula (Wisła) river. During the first Polish kings raigns from Piast dynasty Wawel was one of the first royal abodes. In 14th century when Kuyav...

Pieskowa Skała Castle

Pieskowa Skała Castle building is located about 30 km from Kraków (about 50 min drive) and 60 km from Katowice (about 1 h drive). The Gothic building was erected in the first half of the 14th century and was one of the components of “the Eagle’s Nests” defensive complex. In years 1542-1580 it was...

Krasiczyn Castle

Krasiczyn Castle is situated about 1:20 h drive from Rzeszów (72 km). It is one of the most magnificent examples of Renaissance-Mannerist architecture style in Europe. The building was erected at the turn of the 14th and the 15th century. It was built in a quadrangle plan with an inner courtyard....

Baranów Sandomierski Palace

Baranów Sandomierski is situated 157 km from Kraków (2 h drive) and only 30 km (35 min drive) from historic Sandomierz. The castle was built in the late Renaissance style at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. Currently, the building joins hotel and conference center and museum...

Nowy Wiśnicz Castle

Nowy Wiśnicz castle is situated about 1:15 h drive from Kraków (73 km). It was erected in the second half of the 14th century. It has quadrangle plan with inside courtyard and 4 round, corner towers in early Baroque style with some Renaissance elements. The castle is surrounded by fortified basti...

Niepołomice Castle

The castle is located about 45 min drive from Kraków (25 km). The palace is a pearl of Renaissance architecture and currently being beautifully restored is a real attraction of the charming, medieval town. In the past the palace was nicknamed the second Wawel Castle as it was visited by Polish ki...

Niedzica Castle

Castle in Niedzica is situated about 1 h drive from Zakopane (about 45 km) and 2 h drive from Kraków (113 km). The stronghold is surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty of hills and Czorsztyn artificial lake. The construction of the castle started about the 14th century. Today the castle has m...

Lublin Castle

The construction of the castle started in 12th century. During its history it was a headquarters of a king and a castellan, a prison and finally a museum. One of the most precious parts of the castle is the Holly Trinity Chapel with Russian-Byzantine frescos from the 15th century. In the castle y...

Ogrodzieniec Castle Ruins

The Castle was erected in 14th-15th century. The last inhabitants left the castle in 1810. It is located at the highest peak at Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska at 515.5 m above sea level. The castle has perfect location among limestone rocks which additionally protect the stronghold. Almost all part...

Czorsztyn Castle Ruins

Czorsztyn Lake is an artificial water body which exists thanks to construction of the dam at Dunajec River. The lake has a very picturesque location between two highland areas: Pieniny and Gorce Mountains. Depending on the level of water the lake has from 4.15 to 13.35 km2. With the highest level...

Krzyżtopór Palace Ruins

Krzyżtopór Palace building is located in Ujazd about 1 h drive from Kielce (67 km). The construction of the palace started in 17th century but it has never been fully finished. There are many legends about the palace. One of the most interesting ones states that in creation of Krzyżtopór plan the...

Janowiec Castle

The castle is situated about 66 km from Lublin (about 1 h drive), 71 km from Radom (about 1:20 h drive) and also only 6.3 km from popular among tourists Kazimierz Dolny. The fortified castle in Janowiec was erected in late Gothic and Renaissance style in 1508-1526. In the 18th and 19th centuries ...

Będzin Castle

The castle is about 14 km from Katowice and 88 km from Kraków. The history of these fortifications dates back to the 9th century. The castle itself was built in the second part of the 13th century. Unfortunately, it was demolished many times during its history. Its current shape was established d...

Bobolice Castle

Bobolice Castle is situated in Bobolice 44 km from Częstochowa, 64 km from Katowice and 89 km from Kraków. Original castle was built in the 14th century in so called Eagle’s Nests greater fortification system. The castle prosperity ended in 1657 when the stronghold was destroyed by Swedes. During...

Kurozwęki Palace

The first castle in Kurozwęki was built in the second half of the 14th century. From 1521 to 1747 the castle belonged to Lanckoroński family. During this time it was rebuilt and from Gothic stronghold it became Renaissance Palace. In years 1768-72 it was rebuilt again and it gained Baroque and Cl...

Palace of Cracow's Bishops in Kielce

Former Palace of Cracow's Bishops in Kielce is now one of National Museum branches. It is the best preserved original early Baroque palace residence in Poland which was built in the first half of the 17th century. Since 1971 it has been National Museum and in 2005 it also opened Italian Garden fo...

Paszkówka Palace

Paszkówka Palace was constructed in the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. Luckily, WWII left it undamaged. After the war there were various organizations here as the palace belonged to the state: an agriculture society, school, medical centre, vet centre, and even a mushroom farm. Finally, in 199...

Przemyśl Casle

Casimir the Great Castle is situated 92 km from Rzeszów (about 1 h 5 min drive) and 142 km from Zamość (about 2 h 20 min drive). It is a Renaissance building, located at the top of the hill 270 meters above the sea level. The first castle was erected hear as soon as 1340. From the original castle...

Żywiec Old Castle

The castle was built in 1485-1500 at a place of a former, destroyed, Medieval stronghold. In 1567 a new Renaissance courtyard was built and the whole building gained a new Renaissance character. In the 18th century the building was once again rebuilt and from a stronghold it become a residential...

Drzewica Castle

The ruins are situated 103 from Warsaw (about 1.5 h drive) and 107 km from Łódź (about 1h 35 min). The castle was built from bricks and stones in 1527-1535, for Gniezno Archbishop, in Gothic-Renaissance style. It was a rectangle quite similar to a square (37 x 43 meters) with 4 corner towers, 2 m...

Kwidzyn Castle

Kwidzyn Castle construction started in 1233 but between 16th up to 19th century some major construction works took place to change the original design. The buildings is the cathedral and castle group. One of the best well known element of the castle are unique latrines which may be slightly funny...

Rogalin Palace

Rogalin Palace is situated about 23 km from Poznań (30 min drive). The palace, park and coach house were built in 18th century in baroque and classical style. Sightseeing of the castle with the park takes about 2.5-3 h. The main points in Rogalin sightseeing are: the palace, London’s office, ance...

Gołuchów Castle

Gołuchów Palace is located about 1:45 h drive from Poznań (116 km). The building was constructed in 1550-1560 as an early Renaissance structure. It is said that it is like a French breeze in Poland as the palace’s shape alludes famous Loara Castles. Currently, the palace is a unit of Poznań Natio...

Gniew Castle

Gniew is the place where there are knight tournaments, artistic metalwork shows, summer camps for children and teenagers, banquets, trainings, conferences, integration meetings and wedding receptions with wedding ceremonies in the castle chapel. By the castle, there is also a stylish hotel Marysi...

Golub Dobrzyń Castle

The building in Golub-Dobrzyń was erected at the turning of 13th and 14th century and the current form is in a Gothic and Renaissance style and it has a rectangular plan. In the castle surroundings a few cannons were placed still, more of them are planned in the future. Currently, the castle is a...

Kórnik Palace

Kórnik Castle's current structure of the castle comes from the middle of the 19th century and is in an English neo-Gothic style. Still, the first fortifications in this area date back to the medieval times. Nowadays, the castle hosts a museum and a library. In the museum visitors encounter variou...

Frombork Castle

Frombork is famous not only for the castle but also because of cathedral and the person of Nicolaus Copernicus as this is the place where he worked and created his modern model of the outer space. The construction of both the castle and cathedral started in 1275. Right now the most precious is th...

Świecie Castle

Świecie Teutonic Castle is located in Świecie, a city in northern Poland, approximately 40 km from Bydgoszcz, 105 km from Gdańsk. It was built by Teutonic Knights after 1335, in the 1st half of the 14th century, in a Gothic style. Unfortunately, the castle was ruined during the Swedish Wars. The ...

Rzucewo Palace

Rzucewo is the place where Jan III Sobieski Castle is located. The castle is situated by the Bay of Puck, between Reda and Puck. 5 km from Puck and 38 km from Gdańsk. It was built in years 1840 – 1845 for von Belw family. After Second Word War the castle was state property. In years 90s. of the 2...

Pęzino Castle

Pęzino lays 53 km from Szczecin (about 45 min drive). The castle is situated by 2 riverbanks of Krępiela and Pekinka and on an artificial hill. It was erected at the turn of the 14th and 15th century by knights of St. John. Currently, in the castle we can find Gothic, neo-Gothic and Renaissance e...

Świdwin Castle

Świdwin is situated 112 km from Szczecin (about 1 h 35 min drive), 52 km from Kołobrzeg (about 50 min drive) and 68 km from Koszalin (about 1 h drive). The castle, although initially a Gothic stronghold, built in the 13th century, in the 18th century was rebuilt in a Baroque style by knights of S...

Radzyń Chełmiński Castle

Radzyń Chełmiński ruins are situated 57 km from Toruń (about 1 h drive) and 82 km from Bydgoszcz (about 1h 25 min drive). In the past the Teutonic castle had 4 wings. It was built between 1310 and 1330. The building was devastated in 1628 during Polish-Swedish wars and after 1772 people started t...

Książ Castle

Książ Castle is especially interesting as it joins older history, as the construction started in 13 century, and more recent history as it was largely changed during WWII. If you enjoy conspiracy theories of the human civilization, there is no other such place like Książ as digressions about Hitl...

Pszczyna Palace

Pszczyna Palace is located only 35 min ride from Katowice (40 km) and 1.5 h ride from Kraków (90 km). It is a magnate residence built either in 11th or 12th century. Its current neo-baroque form was created in 1870-1876. The residence is surrounded by a beautiful English style park of 156 hectare...

Grodziec Castle

Grodziec castle is situated 108 km from Wrocław (abort 1:30 drive). This late Gothic castle from the 12th century stands at the old volcano formation at 389 m above sea level. By the castle, there is a green tourist trail of Piast dynasty castles. The complex consists of the main castle and outer...

Czocha Castle

Czocha Castle in Sucha village is located about 145 km from Wrocław (2 hour journey). The castle was first erected in the 13th century and is placed in a picturesque area just by the lake. Currently, it is mainly a hotel and a conference center (it can host 100 guests at a time). Still, sightseei...

Wojanów Palace

Wojanów Palace is situated about 10 km from Jelenia Góra and 112 km from Wrocław (about 2 h drive). The first palace in this place was erected in the 16th century in Renaissance style. In the 17th century after major reconstruction it got Baroque characteristics. Finally, with yet another reconst...

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki Palace

In Kamieniec Ząbkowicki you will find a monumental, neo-gothic palace from 19th century which was built for Netherlandish princess. The palace has a rectangle shape with sides of 75.3 and 48.3 meters. It also has four huge towers of 33.6 meters. The cubic capacity of the palace is 90 thousand m3 ...

Kliczków Castle

About 2 h ride from Wrocław (about 135 km) there is an interesting palace Kliczków. The first notes about the stronghold come from 13th century. When it comes to cubic capacity it is the biggest building of this type in Lower Silesia. The main part of the palace is in Neo-renaissance and Neo-goth...

Moszna Palace

Moszna Palace is located 125 km (1.5 h driving) from Wrocław. Since 1886 the palace was a residence of industrial tycoons, and after the second world war it was a medical centre for neurosis patients. From 2013 it is a hotel-conference center and a museum. The monument is surrounded by 200 hectar...

Srebrna Góra Stronghold

Srebrna Góra stronghold is situated 26 km from Kłodzko and 82 km from Wrocław (about 1.5 km drive). It is a unique object in European scale which was built in 1756-1777 and at the time it was one of the most modern fortifications in Europe. Srebrna Góra fortress is a complex of forts and bastions...

Topacz Castle

Topacz Castle and located next to the castle – Motorization Museum is in Lower Silesia region. The castle is located only 10 km from Wrocław (around 20 minutes drive). At present it is 4 star hotel and conference centre with 54 rooms and 4 conference & banquet rooms for approximately 400 people. ...

Tłokinia Palace

Tłokinia Palace is situated about 60 km from Konin (1 h drive), 100 km from Łódź (1h 40 min drive) and 150 km from Poznań (1 h 40 min drive). Adorable, elegant and currently renovated with great reverence, 100 years old building is a real pearl worth visiting (renovation was started in 2009 by th...

Łagów Palace

Łagów castle is situated close to the German border, 63 km from Gorzów Wielkopolski (about 1 h drive), 70 km from Zielona Góra (about 1 h drive) and 130 km from Poznań (about 1 h 30 min drive). The current shape of the castle dates back to the 17th century but the first stronghold in this place w...

Bolków Castle

Bolków Castle is situated 34 km from Jelenia Góra (about 40 min drive) and 80 km from Wrocław (about 1h 15 min drive). It is situated on a hill between a river and a town. The stronghold area is 7 600 square meters and was probably built in the 13th century. In the 14th century the castle was con...

Leśnica Palace

The former castle and prince’s residence were constructed in 1132. Still, during its history the building was destroyed and reconstructed many times. Nowadays, it has a Baroque style. The palace has two wings and 3 floors. Around it there is a dry moat and fortifications that are used as a terrac...

Lidzbark Warmiński Castle

Lidzbark Warmiński castle is situated about 50 minutes ride from Olsztyn (about 50 km) and 1:30 h from Elbląg (95 km). It was built in 14th century and has an area of about 2700 m2. Currently, most of the chambers are available for tourists. Castle exhibitions present Gothic art, original interio...

Oporów Castle

Oporów castle is situated about 2 h drive from Warsaw, 1:15 h from Łódź and 1:20 h from Toruń. The castle was built in 15th century. It consists of a household, tower, keep and chapel. All that is connected by defensive walls. The castle is surrounded by a moat and picturesque park established in...

Reszel Castle

Reszel lays about 67 km from Olsztyn (about 1:10 h drive) and 30 km from Mrągowo (about 30 min drive). The Gothic castle was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. During its turbulent history it was besieged and conquered a few times by Polish and Teutonic Knight, in the 19th century ...

Radzyń Podlaski Palace

Radzyń Podlaski is situated about 147 km from Warsaw (about 2 h drive) and about 82 km from Lublin (about 1:15 h drive). The palace was erected at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the beginning it was a Baroque residence of representational and defensive character. However, it was rebu...

Branicki Palace

Branickich Palace is one of the best preserved magnate residences in late Baroque style, often called Polish Versailles of the north. The construction of the palace started in the 16th century. The palace is surrounded by magnificent Baroque gardens. Currently, the palace is the headquarters of B...

Nidzica Castle

Nidzica stronghold is placed about 1 h drive from Olsztyn (60 km) and 2 h drive from Warsaw (157 km). It is a Teutonic castle, which construction started in 1370. During its history the castle often changed owners. Still, the most tragic times were 1806-1812, when there was a French garrison here...

Wolsztyn Palace

Wolsztyn Palace was built in 1845 in neo-Renaissance style in the shape of an elongated rectangle. Still, in 1911 it was rebuilt in neo-Classical style. Unfortunately, the monument burned in 1945 and hasn’t been restored to the original state. Nowadays, the palace has restaurant and hotel functio...

Ujazdów Castle

The castle is situated in a beautiful Ujazdowski Park at 2 Jazdów Street. Currently, it is a Modern Art Centre, Lab cinema, castle and Ujazdów Army Hospital Museum. The first stronghold at this place was erected in 1516. In 1619-1624 the building was rebuilt to perform more representative and les...

Barciany Castle

It is situated about 45 km from Mrągowo (about 45 min drive). The stronghold was erected in Gothic style in the 14th century. This Teutonic castle was built at a small hill surrounded by marshlands, which were later on converted into ponds. The building has rectangle shape in 58 x 55 m size with ...

Tykocin Castle

Tykocin is located about 30 km from Białystok (35 min drive) and 180 km from Warsaw (about 3 h drive). The castle was reconstructed on the foundations from the 16th century, Renaissance castle of one of Polish kings Sigismund Augustus as unfortunately, the original construction was demolished for...

Nakomiady Palace

The palace is in Mazury lake district about 25 km from Mrągowo (about 35 min drive) and 85 km from Olsztyn (about 1 h 25 min drive). The building was erected in 1664-1680. In 1705 it was rebuilt and it has a Baroque beauty since then. A palace-park complex has 180 hectares and it includes also a ...

Łańcut Palace

Łańcut Palace is one of the most impressive aristocratic residences in Poland. The palace is situated about 2 h drive from Kraków (188 km). The residence is mainly famous for its furnished interiors and collection of horse carts. Łańcut interiors which haven’t been too much changed by the war exp...

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