Ojców Castle Ruins

Ojców, Poland

Ojców Castle was part of a system of castles known as the Eagle's Nests - formerly protecting the southern border of the Kingdom of Poland. Currently it houses a museum dedicated to the castle in its renovated castle-tower. The castle was used as a stronghold, built by Casimir III the Great in the second half of the 14th century.

A legend mentions, that the caste was built by the Duke of Wrocław Wiesław I, Popiel's brother-in-law, however te first recorded information about the castle comes from the fourteenth century - linking up with King Casimir III the Great, who used the castle as part of his defensive line against the Kingdom of Bohemia and the south. The King was called the castle in honour of his father, Władysław I Łokietek, calling it Father by the Rock. In 1665 the stronghold was taken over by the Swedes, which they partially burned and deconstructed. The House of Koryciński, who owned the castle, had renovated it, and built additional living quarters. Various battles throughout the oncoming centuries had caused the castle to be shifted between different owners. Causing the castle to go through several cycles of renovation and deconstruction, currently the castle stands as the picturesque, and renovated ruin.



Your name


Ojców, Poland
See all sites in Ojców


Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

More Information



4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Marcin Xayek (4 months ago)
Totally not worth it! 18zl for an adult ticket and what do u get? A tower without access to windows, so forget about taking pictures of the view outside. The well contains a bunch of thrash at the bottom. Overpriced, don’t bother with that place, it’s not even 5 minutes of sightseeing.
Alejandro Sedano (6 months ago)
For what it offers it's overpriced (18 pln). The exhibition in the tower is only in polish and the majestic view is mainly of the parking lot. Not worth it.
Gaspard Siestrunck (15 months ago)
Not so much to see in this castle, the door is the best part of it. There is a view point also inside and some exposition in the tower. That's pretty much all of it and the entry price (18pln) is quite a lot for such content. However, the money goes to the archeological search still ongoing on place.
Olga Klein (16 months ago)
Interesting museum inside of the tower with small movie, nice viewpoint, but definitely overpriced 18 zł for normal adult ticket, but there is not so much to see, not so renewed walls or so.
Artem Zaleskovskiy (4 years ago)
Such a beautiful place.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.