Siewierz Castle

Siewierz, Poland

The Castle in Siewierz was built in the first half of the 13th century on a man-made hilltop, where formerly stood a wooden fortress. The oldest of the stronghold"s fortifications come from the 15th century. In 1443 Duke Wac³aw I of Cieszyn sold the town and the castle to Kraków"s bishop Zbigniew Ole¶nicki. The Bishops of Kraków expanded the castle and its fortification walls. The castle began to crumble in the seventeenth century, and Swedish raids quickened its deteriorating. After The Deluge the castle was rebuilt by that didn"t stop it from deteriorating and turn into a ruin. The last resident of the castle, Feliks Pawe³ Turski, left the residence in 1800. The only reason the building did not diminish is due to extensive reconstruction and renovation works in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Przemysław Włodkowski (2 years ago)
Od we was there castle were closed for tourists. Castle very fine and interesting to see.
Nikolai Siurdyna (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle, free of charge with some underground small excibition and view from the tower. There was a volunteer who was explaining the history and renovation process.
Justyna Fiedziukiewicz (2 years ago)
Worth seeing!
Darek Majewski (2 years ago)
Nice place to see
Jakub Reroń (2 years ago)
It's a great castle. In my opinion, far better than the second one located in nearby city Bedzin. If you like medival architecture, then you won't be disappointed.
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