Czchów Castle Ruins

Czchów, Poland

The history of the Czchów Castle dates back to the 13th century, when a Romanesque watchtower was built here. In the 14th century, a defensive castle was added to the tower. It became the residence of the Czchów starostas, and was destroyed in the Swedish wars of the mid-17th century. Finally, the castle lost its military importance, and was turned into a prison, which was closed in 1772, after the first partition of Poland. Currently, the only remaining parts of the complex are a 14th-century tower and foundations of the defensive wall.



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Sądecka 28, Czchów, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Poland


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Manishi cally (10 months ago)
It's a very small castle. You can go there to enjoy panoramic views,otherwise it's not worth it. There is a playground besides its parking. Kids can enjoy there for sure.
* Zeeby (2 years ago)
A defensive tower on a quite steep hill with a collection of medieval weapons. The tower was closed, but the view from the terrace is also beautiful. Free parking is available at the foot of the castle.
Marcin Stroński (3 years ago)
Small defence tower, easy to access courtyard, but the tower itself was closed. Some medieval siege devices and 2nd world war guns & cannons.
Aerisa Lee (4 years ago)
Beautiful peaceful place, good to visit in the weekend. A bit from the city, you can take a walk.In town, I recommend going for ice cream!
No Name (5 years ago)
Fantastic place, highly recommend it.
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