Bolków Castle is located in Bolków on the Castle Hill (Wzgórze Zamkowe), with a 396 metres, where the hillside is cut by the Nysa Szalona river, with a sharp precipice (with a sudden drop of 90 metres); the eastern side of the hill gradually lowers, taken up by the town. The castle is an upland stronghold, covering an area of 7600 m².

First mentions of the castle come from 1277, from the time of the reign of Boles³aw II Rogatka, Duke of Legnica. The castle's current shape was only done so by various constructions in the sixteenth century, the famous Silesian architect Jakub Parr brought elements of the Renaissance into the castle's fortifications. After the construction and expansion, the castle had a total area of 7600 m², making it one of the largest castles in Silesia. In 1703, the castle in Bolków was bought by Cistercian monks from Krzeszów. After the laicisation of monastic property, the castle went to the State Treasury of Poland.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Philip Lievens (4 years ago)
Nice to visit the music festival every year! Castle party festival, nice music, atmosphere and nice people!!!
Alessandro Amorati (4 years ago)
From oitside it looks very nicely. But inside there is no so much to see. The museum consists just of 4 rooms. The rest are only ruins. The price is low and fair.
John Mork (4 years ago)
well worth the drive from wroclaw, easy to find with signs from the main road, parking is close to site, a bit of a walk up to the castle, fee is 10zlotych and didn't take a tour, but explored on my own with the other tourists, there is a small museum, quite nice. Castle is in a ruined state, you can walk around and inspect the walls, the tower is about 25 meters high, and you can climb to the top and enjoy the views! lots of other things to see in the vicinity, enjoy!
Adrian Folkesson (4 years ago)
Castle was closed due to a festival when we got there, but what little we could see was stunning. The architecture was absolutely marvelous.
Ariel Macedo (4 years ago)
Great views from a historical castle, the tour shows a good part of the history and contains interesting items. Good choice for a day visit.
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