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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Artur Wysocki (10 months ago)
Ruiny ruin
Marzena Kania (10 months ago)
You can stop for a moment going to the Rożnowska dam, or when you come back, but there is not much there, you can walk around in a minute, maybe two ..
beavislodz (10 months ago)
Rough, not renovated. Unfortunately not preserved nor secured. Beautiful veiws. Nice stop if you pass by. Took us about 15 mins there.
Msc Msc (14 months ago)
The castle is a complete ruin. A small attraction, but you can see that the materials are being collected and maybe the ruins will be reanimated
anna afek (2 years ago)
A picturesque place, full of history with magnificent views of the Rożnowskie lake in the distance. The place is slightly neglected, however, still very charming. It's not very easy to access and you need to be cautious when visiting. If you're travelling by car, you can stop at the parking lot of a church nearby (approx 300 m away) and then travel in foot.
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