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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Ouranio Anastasiou (6 months ago)
Rzeszów Castle is located were the House of Lubomirski was. It is now the official provincial court and until 1981 the building housed a prison.
Olga Derevenko (6 months ago)
Doesn't look like castle and there is the local court at the moment, all the territory is the parking now. Justa moment to spent here.
Bartimus Maximus (7 months ago)
Nice walk around the castle. Couldn't go inside but the exterior was enough to leave a good impression.
Paweł (12 months ago)
Rzeszów Castle is was rebuilt between 1902 and 1906, and it is located on the former grounds of the castle of the House of Lubomirski. Currently it houses the seat of the provincial court and until 1981 the building housed a prison.
Bartosz Sikorski (3 years ago)
Maybe pogchamp
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