Bydlin Castle Ruins

Bydlin, Poland

Bydlin Castle was built in the 14th century and appears in documents after 1389. The builder of the castle was probably Niemierza of Strzała or his father Pełka. At the end of the 15th century the stronghold became the Brzezickis’ property, and then the Szczepanoskis’ and the Boners’. In the second half of the 16th century Jan Firlej transformed the castle into the Arian Protestant Church, and at the end of the 16th cent. his son, Mikołaj Firlej, converted it into the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross. The building was abandoned at the end of the 18th century due to escalating assaults of the brigands and since then it has been falling into ruin.



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Legionów 61, Bydlin, Poland
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

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Marcin Sobolewski (11 months ago)
Great castle
Aleksandr Filippenko (15 months ago)
Nice one. Didn't worth ride only for itself, but if you are not far from good to visit. Good World War I open air exhibition.
Virginia Batuleviciute (17 months ago)
I was pretty disappointed with thus castle. There is not much to see of the castle ruins itself. You can have a walk in the forest around, there are paths prepared for that. There is as well place to do picnic, parking lot. I suggest to stop at this place if you are in the surroundings but it does not seem to be worth a separate drive just to visit the castle.
Paweł Zontek (3 years ago)
Old Castle in the Orlich Gniazd route
Pawel Piotrkowski (3 years ago)
Ładny zamek, warto się tu wybrać. Pierwsze wzmianki na temat zamku sięgają końca XIV w. Na wysokim, skalistym wzgórzu wzniesiono wtedy warownię – wieżę obronną. Swoją pierwotną funkcję pełniła przez około dwieście lat. Początkowym właścicielem był syn Niemierzy z Gołczy. Do czasu, kiedy w XVI w. przeszedł na własność Bonerów, a następnie Firlejów, zamek miał około dwudziestu właścicieli. Na początku XVI w. Firlejowie dokonali przebudowy murów zamku na kościół. W okresie reformacji ok. 1570 r. Jan Firlej (ówczesny właściciel Bydlina) na krótki czas zamienił kościół na zbór ariański. W 1594 r. jego syn Mikołaj ponownie przeobraził świątynię na kościół katolicki pw. Świętego Krzyża, od którego nazwę przejęło obecnie całe wzgórze. W 1655 r. kościół zburzyli Szwedzi idący na Częstochowę. Obecnie jest w ruinie ale warto się tu wybrać.
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