Sielecki Castle

Sosnowiec, Poland

Sielecki Castle is located on the left bank of the Czarna Przemsza River. Originally a defensive fortification, the castle expanded in 1620 into a four-wing complex with corner towers, perhaps using earlier buildings. The castle was built of broken limestone and brick. Storey building with basement. After the fire in 1824, the castle was rebuilt in 1832, but the east wing with the entrance gate was demolished and the moats were filled. Despite these changes, the original defensive character is evidenced by the shape of the block, four corner towers and projections on the extension of the side wings. It is currently a three-winged building with an open courtyard.

In 1994 the city of Sosnowiec took over the destroyed castle. Currently, the castle houses the Sosnowiec Art Center. This local government institution co-creates the cultural life of the city by organizing exhibitions, concerts and various culture-forming meetings.



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Founded: 1620
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Beata ZD (15 months ago)
A very interesting place, I especially recommend atmospheric concerts in the Castle or its courtyard. The only thing missing is a restaurant or cafe somewhere around the castle to sit down and enjoy the moment
Marcin Golab (15 months ago)
Woj see, participate in the museum night
Anna Matlak (16 months ago)
The entrance fee is PLN 1. It is too much. The exhibitions are boring. One is about the relationship between philosophy and nature, one is about archeology (this one could be interesting, but there's nothing there). Architecture does not impress. I only spent a few minutes there. The castle is located next to a housing estate. Propaganda near the castle, as it is wonderful to live in Sosnowiec.
Татьяна Таблер (17 months ago)
Sosnowiec - a young city, was vested with city rights only in the 1902 century. However, on its territory there are ancient monuments even from the Middle Ages. The oldest object in the city is without a doubt a castle in the central part of Sosnowiec, in Selce. Part of the walls of the castle, according to archaeologists, can occur from the XV century. In the form in which we see the castle now - a structure in the shape of a horseshoe, with three low towers. Sosnowiec Center of Arts - Seletsky Castle found his home here.
Piotr Załuski (6 years ago)
Worth to see.
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