Racibórz Castle

Racibórz, Poland

The 11th century wooden stronghold of Racibórz was rebuilt as a brick castle in the third quarter of the 13th century. Around 1290 a chapel was built in the castle with the significant dedication of Saint Thomas of Canterbury.

At present, its most valuable element is the castle chapel, due to its high artistic level called the pearl of Silesian gothic. Fortunately, the reconstructions from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries did not manage to change its Gothic interior, and the 19th-century matroneum placed on the site of the medieval one, neatly imitates the likely appearance of the original. The gables, western entrance portal and vault in the western bay of the chapel have also been transformed. Next to it is the palace wing. Recently renovated it is a place of cultural and entertainment events and a small museum.



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Zamkowa 2, Racibórz, Poland
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Maciej Bieganski (5 years ago)
Intro Killing it!!! Amazing music beautiful people lovely city
Konrad Krupinski (5 years ago)
An extremely fun and vibrant place to be during the Intro 2019 festival
Polina Akindinova (5 years ago)
We've been there twice during music festivals and it was a place to be. Outside the events dates, the bar in the corner seems to be open for tourists almost every day and the local brewery is next door so ;)
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