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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Zamkowa 2, Sosnowiec, Poland
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Founded: 1620
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Aneta Wasi (13 months ago)
Well-kept from the outside, inside there are exhibitions of artists, in one room we can see how the walls used to be painted.
Kris Nal (17 months ago)
The oldest facility in Sosnowiec, which in the past belonged to, among others, Kazimierz Jagiellończyk, Hieronim Brenner, Count Andrzej Renard and KWK "Sosnowiec". Currently, it belongs to the city, which in 2002, after renovation, used it as the seat of the Sosnowiec Art Center - Zamek Sielecki, which organizes cultural exhibitions and art workshops there. The castle is easy to get to, it is adjacent to the Zagłębie Sosnowiec Winter Stadium and the Sielec Swimming Pool.
waldi0055 (2 years ago)
A completely unexpected and unexpected place in the center of an industrial city. The view of the castle among the blocks of flats arouses considerable astonishment in the tourist. The well-restored historic building pleases the eyes of local residents and tourists. The interiors are equally grand. With an interesting gallery. It was worth going there to enjoy the view of this castle.
Patryk Cegieła (2 years ago)
Having lived for many years in the vicinity of this castle, I visited it far too rarely! A beautiful building with a long history. The Art Center, which is now located there, offers very interesting temporary exhibitions - both for adults and children. You can enter with your dog. Noteworthy is the service, which is always there to help and tell a story! If you haven't had a chance yet, go ahead and check it out, it's worth it! :) I would like to wish the city that along with the transfer of the stadium to a new place, better exposure of the castle itself would be taken care of. It's a gem to be proud of.
Katarzyna Materla (2 years ago)
In fact, this castle is my discovery last year, and I studied in this city for 5 years. So much is said about Schoen's palace, Kiepura, and very few people know about the castle in Sosnowiec. In the castle you can see an interesting exhibition on the history of the city of Sosnowiec. A big plus is that the exhibition is prepared in a very interesting way for the youngest guests. The block of flats and the large hall are quite at odds with the small block of the castle. However, it is good that in the era of transformation of this area into a "block housing estate", the castle was preserved.
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