On the peak of a steep mountain situated on the right bank of the San river, the ruins of Sobień castle from the second half of the 14th century can be seen. The castle was owned by the wealthy chivalry house of Kmita. Then the Kmita family moved their abode to Lesko, where Piotr Kmita erected a castle in the16 th century, which was subsequently extended by the Stadnicki family. The castle is open to visitors.

An Italian park was established already in the 16th century and continued through the 17th century. In the 18th century the park was planted with lime tree alleys. They are listed in the castle records from that century. In the first half of the 19th century the Krasicki family established a landscape park around the castle.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Katarzyna Dusza (5 months ago)
The zipper looks good from the outside. The interiors in the PICTURES also look really fine. However, it is actually a typical prl. The rooms are neglected, the curtain rod is hanging - it will soon fall off, the canteen table cloths were last washed in the 16th century. When we wanted to wash, it turned out that there was no hot water. There was no hot water in the 16th century, but now we have the 21st century and it would be worthwhile for it to be found. We asked about it at the reception - the lady informed us that if there is no, then there is nothing and there is nothing she can do about it. If not for another gentleman who accidentally heard this conversation, we would not have learned that hot water can be obtained with taps open for 5 minutes, because it is somewhere far away and takes a long time to arrive. There is an unpleasant smell in the rooms. I don't know how a hotel came to be four star when conditions are similar to a regular hostel. In addition, the price was completely inadequate to such bad conditions. I don't want to be here ever again.
Anna Lisek (6 months ago)
It looks more like a palace than a castle. Currently, there is a restaurant inside.
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Rafał Raf (6 months ago)
Picturesque building, although it does not resemble a castle;)
Krzysztof Michalak (3 years ago)
nothing to sightseeing
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