Rzeszów Castle

Rzeszów, Poland

Rzeszów Castle - one of the main landmarks of Rzeszów rebuilt between 1902-1906, located on the former grounds of the castle of the House of Lubomirski. Currently the castle houses the seat of the provincial court, the building housed a prison up until 1981.

An early fortress stood on the castle's grounds since the sixteenth century. At the end of the same century, Mikołaj Spytek Ligęza built a Motte-and-bailey castle close by to the current castle's location. In 1620 he expanded the castle into a 'Palazzo in fortezza'. Since 1637 the castle was put under the ownership of the House of Lubomirski. Most of the building works were done by Tylman van Gameren and Karol Henryk Wiedemann. In 1820 the complex was brought under Austrian authorities; which adapted the building for a courthouse and a prison. The building was deconstructed at the beginning of the twentieth century due to its poor state. The only parts left from the original complex are the gatehouse and bastion fortifications.

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

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Chinkeong Lim (12 months ago)
Lubomirski Castle in Rzeszów is magnificent historic building.Standing out that you can see from a distance. And it's surrounded by the walls. Will like to visit inside the castle and it's in the town centre.Must see.
Maggus G (13 months ago)
Wonderfull and beautifull. Relly
Grigio Crono (15 months ago)
Is a very nice castle, but you can see the exterior because is a administration building
Gerry Palmer (20 months ago)
Nice but think it's used as office space so no entry and not very touristy
Thiago Guimarães Osório (2 years ago)
The outside of the castle is really nice. The walls are well maintained and really huge. Unfortunately it was impossible to visit the inside of the castle. But worth it just to see it.
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