Mirów Castle was the residence of the House of Myszkowski. Designed and built in between 1585-1595 by Santi Gucci, by on order of the Bishop of Kraków Piotr Myszkowski. During the first quarter of the 18th century, the castle went into the hands of the Wielkopolski family, and was reconstructed in a Baroque style.

Currently the castle is housing the Wincenty Witos Institution and an Agricultural School. There is a museum in the castle.

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Founded: 1585-1595
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Greg Krawiec (3 years ago)
Beautiful historical castle, but as far as I can see some windows are down and dirty, without glass, walls need repair... Looks like nobody cares...
qmak13 (3 years ago)
Great place to spend an evening
Sergiy Pavlov (4 years ago)
Unexpected history treasure, a bit neglected but still worth a short visit. There is a college there now, so the visit is free of charge.
Piotr Garbacz (4 years ago)
needs to be renovated
Atanas Karatosev (5 years ago)
Awesome place for a retreat, surrounded by nature and gas a big field for sports and a volleyball court. Although if you need anything, the closest shop is 20 min away
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