Grodziec Castle

Grodziec, Poland

Grodziec Castle was built first time in the 13th century and the oldest existing brick structure dates from the 15th century. In the 16-17th centuries it was rebuilt as a Renaissance style residence. The castle is surrounded by English Garden. Despite of wars Grodziec Castle is well-preserved.


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Dworska 1, Grodziec, Poland
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland


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Grzegorz Oleksa (10 months ago)
One of the most beautiful castles I've been to in Poland, with a lot to see, as well as frequent events to participate in. Definitely worth a visit.
Rudy M (12 months ago)
Had a wonderful time here with the family. There's a lot history here. Even more so, there's a ton of things that are shown off wide open for people to observe from the castles history in time. Very, very cool and educational. The fries were a bit expensive though, but it's alright. Supporting history preservation is a good thing.
Michał Malecki (16 months ago)
A fantastic place with a winding road - the best for motorcyclists but they should be careful.
Raluca Iova (17 months ago)
The most realistic castle I've visited in Poland so far. Very beautiful!
Amarok Sh (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle with a lot of areas to walk and observed, as well outside it. It is worthwhile to join guided tour with the guide whose appearance and attire is from the medieval, he tells a lot of cool stories. There is a small bar so you can have a snack. When travel by car drive into the courtyard- there are more parking space then before the gate.
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