Ciechanów Castle

Ciechanów, Poland

Castle of the Masovian Dukes in Ciechanów was built on the turning point of the fourteenth and fifteenth century by Prince Janusz I (1379-1429). The towers located in the four corners of the castle's square formation help to defend the stronghold, and additional 10 metre high defensive walls. Due to dozens of reconstructions and expansions of the castle, the militaristic stronghold transformed into a royal residence. In the fifteenth century, the castle was raised by an additional level and a raised courtyard.

In 1547, the stronghold changed its function into a aristocratic residence. It was the last period of the stronghold's glory. After the Third Partition of Poland, the stronghold became part of Prussia, and was partially deconstructed for cheap building material. In 1818, the castle was owned by the House of Krasiński, in the twentieth century the castle was fully rebuilt.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland


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R K (3 years ago)
The castle is ok. The downside is that after entering the towers, you cannot see the area because the walls are high and cover, but there is no elevation.
Adam “Ssssssnake” Mic. (3 years ago)
Amazing souvenir of the medieval reign of Masovian dukes. A castle where you can easily feel the spirit of those years. An interesting sightseeing route runs, among others through two towers, defensive walls, a prison chamber. Narrow stairs complete the charm. Friendly service by the way. It is worth combining the visit with a visit to the Museum of the Masovian Nobility or the Museum of Positivism. A 3-seat pass is the most financially advantageous. From 16.03 the castle will be closed for obvious reasons, so you need to hurry and visit this monument on Sunday.
Michael (3 years ago)
Interesting medieval castle but closed
Nino Karosanidze (4 years ago)
Harald Cools (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle of the Masovian dukes with an interesting small museum area (only 1 PLN per person) showing the original foundations of the ancient castle, some nice pictures and very ancient swords, etc. The castle has been beautifully restored (or maintained) and is well worth a visit. Make sure to walk around the castle as well, as the setting is picturesque.
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