Roznów Castle Ruins

Rożnów, Poland

The Rożnów Castle is a complex of defensive objects, consisting of a medieval “upper castle” and Renaissance fortifications (“lower castle”). Its history dates back to the 13th century, when the Gryfita family built here a watchtower. The castle itself was probably built in 1350–1370 by Piotr Rozen. It is in the shape of a rectangle, 44 meters by 20 meters. In 1426, the castle was purchased by one of the most famous Polish knights, Zawisza Czarny, and after his death, it remained in the hands of Zawisza’s sons. In the late 15th century, Rożnów belonged to the Wydźga family, and later, to the Tarnowski family.

In the first half of the 16th century, during the Polish Golden Age, Hetman Jan Tarnowski began the construction of a fortress at Rożnów. It was planned to become one of the strongest and most modern fortresses in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, guarding southern border of the nation against the Ottoman Empire, which, after the Battle of Mohacs emerged as the dominant state in Southeastern Europe. Tarnowski’s death in 1561 put an end to these plans, and the construction was never completed.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

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Jędrzej Ciombor (14 months ago)
Zamek rozpierdzielony aż miło, ale ja właśnie takie lubię. Nie ma tłumów, za to historia wyziera zza każdego kamienia. Poza tym jest przy samej asfaltowej drodze - można dojechać bez problemu i pobajdurzyć dziecku o smokach na przykład :D Poza tym zamek wisi nad samiuśkim Jeziorem Rożnowskim. Jeżeli ktoś lubi odpierdzielone zameczki z rycerzykami, gumowymi smokami na sprzedaż, cukrową watą, ciupagami i kierpcami no to nie polecam. Ale jeśli ktoś czuje dreszcz słysząc słowo "ruiny", to polecam, zwłaszcza kiedy nie ma liści i jest całkowite zachmurzenie... ;)
Patryk Lewandowski (2 years ago)
Ruiny w malowniczym miejscy, warto zajrzeć będąc w okolicy.
Jakub Nowak (2 years ago)
Niestety zamek Zawiszy Czarnego jest bardzo zniszczony. Zapowiadano, iż zostanie on odbudowany. Jednakże z planów na razie nici. Nikt się tym miejscem nie zajmuje od ostatnich wykopalisk archeologicznych, a pozostałości po tym wyglądają tak, jakby przerwano te prace z powodu braku funduszy.
Maciej Puchara (2 years ago)
Obecnie w trakcie remontu, kiedyś należał dp legendarnego Zawiszy Czarnego
Bogusław Piszczek (2 years ago)
Zamek w pobliżu Rożnowa i Zapory. A właściwie to, co z niego zostało. Czas był dla niego bezlitosny. Urokliwe miejsce godne polecenia, daleko od innych zabytków i miejsc historycznych. A tak na marginesie, to odnoszę wrażenie że dla zachowania tego obiektu można zrobić znacznie więcej niż zrobiono. Czy zabytki są po to aby sobie spokojnie niszczały?
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