Czorsztyn Castle Ruins

Czorsztyn, Poland

The ruins of Czorsztyn Castle stands at the top of the hill nearby Dunajec. According to Jan Długosz, in 1246 the owner of the castle was Piotr Wydżga. However that theory was never after confirmed by other historians, so the beginnings of castle functioning are dated on 14th century. Large development of the castle took place during the reign of Casimir III the Great. In years 1629–1643, when Jan Baranowski was a starosta of Czorsztyn, the castle was fundamentally rebuilt. In 1790 the roof of the castle burnt after a thunder clap. In the result castle was quickly broken down and became empty.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Poland


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Andrew Andrews (8 months ago)
Amazing Castle with absolutely fantastic views of High Tatras. Here you can learn Polish history. Recommended
Vix N (9 months ago)
Beautiful place, although you need to keep in mind it’s kept as a ruins of the place not a full renovation. Understandable but I do wish it would be renovated a bit more. You cannot pay for the entry by card even for large groups. We didn’t research it and almost wouldn’t be let in, if not for searching everywhere for random coins. It’s curious as the nice gent in the souvenir shop does have a card reader and I could pay by card. Overall definitely worth the visit if you’re in the area just for the breathtaking views and boat ride from one castle to the other.
Ľubomír Hajas (10 months ago)
Nice castle with amazing views of High Tatras. Entrance fee 10zlt / 2€ per person. We had good time, we spent there around 40minutes
Filip (2 years ago)
The castle is nothing special. It has a pretty amusing view, however, the castle itself does show anything special. The tour mostly consists of looking at wall ruins. The positive aspect is that the tickets are cheap (4zl for children, 8zl for adults). The would consider sightseeing the castle only if you are already nearby and need to kill some time.
Vladimír Jančich (4 years ago)
Nice remains of the castle. The view from castle to lake is picturesque. The castle itself is not very big, you can get it done in one hour. Free parking is for 1,5 hour so that fine. From castle you can take a boat to another castle on the other side of the lake.
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