Smolen Castle Ruins

Smoleñ, Poland

Smoleñ Castle was built in the Gothic style in the mid-14th century probably by Otto of Pilczy to the site of earlier wooden watchtower. It was enlarged after 1350 and again in the mid-15th century. The first document dates from 1394.

The castle was destroyed by the Swedish army in 1655. It has been in ruins since them.



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Smoleñ, Poland
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

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