Dobczyce Castle

Dobczyce, Poland

Dobczyce Castle was first mentioned in written sources in 1362, but had been fortified since 1311. In the time of Casimir III the Great, the walls were from 5 to 9 meters thick, and the castle was a fortified stronghold. In 1398, the castle was the abode of King Władysław II Jagiełło and his wife Jadwiga. In 1473, for several months, Prince Casimir stayed here after returning from an unsuccessful expedition.

The Lubomirski family, who ruled the castle from 1585, rebuilt the Gothic fortress into a Renaissance residence in the years 1593-1594. The clocktower, chapel and fountain were added. By 1620 the castle had 70 rooms and 3 towers. In the 1960s the site was extensively excavated.

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Founded: 1311
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Aashish Aggarwal (2 months ago)
This is one of the best places to visit near Krakow. Very relaxing place with nice views. You can have a picnic, sit, and enjoy a relaxing time with your friends and family. You can have a good view from the dam, the castle is currently closed for renovations. There's a very good route if you want to go for a walk or a little trek. Public transport: Krakow --> Wieliczka--> Dobczyce Castle (A8 bus).
naveen subramanian (3 months ago)
The castle is closed until the end of March 2024. But the surroundings are good. Nice place to go for a walk. Surrounded by scenic spots.
Cutie Pattotie (4 months ago)
Unfortunately the castle and museum were closed but it's still a very pretty scenery.
varjagen (8 months ago)
Beautiful castle with beautiful sights and a fascinating history. Everything here in Polish, however, docking a star from the score. Luckily, much of the information can be found on Wikipedia. The castle itself costs 15 złote to enter.
Margarita Z (9 months ago)
The remains of a castle. It is handsome. Here is restoring the history, show how people lived before what they used it, what they did. It’s a cheap tickets as for such a nice castle. A little overgrown but beautiful.
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