Barciany Castle

Barciany, Poland

The first wooden castle in Barciany was built by Teutonic Knights in 1325. The construction of the stone castle to the site began in 1377. It was completed in the 15th century. In 1945 the castle was acquired by State Agricultural Farm and today it is privately owned. Barciany castle is a well-preserved sample of medieval architecture of Teutonic Order.

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591, Barciany, Poland
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Founded: 1377
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Katarzyna Ciszewska (2 years ago)
Bardzo ładny zamek
Łukasz N. (2 years ago)
Zamek warty odwiedzenia. Położony nieco z boku, poza głównymi szlakami. Niestety niewiele się tam dzieje. Od lat trwa remont, którego nie widać. Zamek można zwiedzić tylko od zewnątrz.
Anna Szymanek (2 years ago)
Z zewnątrz zamek robi wrażenie, ale nie da się wejść do środka i sporo syfu dokoła. Chyba trwa tam remont, ale ogólnie całość zaniedbana.
Jacek Derda (2 years ago)
Wspaniały obiekt, ze wspaniałą architekturą, niestety strasznie zaniedbany, z okolicznych opowieści wiadomo że posiada prywatnego właściciela, i coś tam robi od kilku lat. Szkoda że tak monumentalny budynek podupada nie dając świadectwa swojej historii odwiedzającym.... Na teren obiektu nie można wejść, tylko można obejść...
Nowik1991 (2 years ago)
Daję 5 bo zamek jest w swietnym stanie jak na obiekt tego typu. Czyli nie jest ani zniszczony przez wandali ani nie naruszony przez nieumiejętne remonty. Stan bardzo oryginalny. A do srodka da się wejsc tylko trzeba poszukać. W piwnicach nawet mozna znaleźć fragmenty średniowiecznej drewnianej kanalizacji. A krużganki pod dachem to cudo.
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