Mirów Castle Ruins

Mirów, Poland

Mirów Castle was built in the 14th century. It changed owners multiple times, and was finally abandoned in 1787.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

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Hania Ortega Daboin (10 months ago)
Unfortunately it is impossible to pass from Mirow to Bobolice hiking. The only way is along the asphalted road, together with the cars
Łukasz S. (11 months ago)
Interesting place to visit on The Trail of the Eagle's Nests.
Piotr Połcik (12 months ago)
Nice place,not overly-restored so still has the medival wibe, but sadly, as of today, it is not possible to enter the castle itself, just the surrounding area, which is also quite endearing.
Mohammed Wangly (13 months ago)
I am surprised to find one historical site devided in two parts, we like to walk from one to another,, but the most wonderful part is closed just because somebody is rich enough to buy it and moreover to make business on it. Shame on the authorities of the city.
Indee z Indii (14 months ago)
i have been coming here for last 25 years, castles and path between them was recent best thing here. but it came to an end, route was fenced off, basically greed took over beauty. farewell for me
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