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Krzyztopor Castle, Iwaniska

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Krzyżtopór is a castle located in the village of Ujazd, Iwaniska commune, Opatów County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It was originally built by a Polish nobleman and Voivode of Sandomierz, Krzysztof Ossoliński (1587–1645). The castle was partially destroyed during the Swedish invasion known as The Deluge in 1655, and then reduced to ruin during the war of the Bar Confederation by the Russians in 1770.ConstructionIt is unknown when the construction of this impressive fortress began. Krzysztof Ossoliński's father, Jan Zbigniew Ossoliński, gave him the village of Ujazd in 1619; however, first documented proof of the construction of the castle comes from 1627, when it was uncompleted. The nobleman probably finished it in 1644, having spent the enormous sum of 30 million Polish złotys on the work. Unfortunately, Ossoliński did not enjoy it for long, as he died suddenly the next year in Kraków.The castle was inherited by Ossoliński's son Krzysztof Baldwin Ossoliński, who died in 1649 in the Battle of Zborów. After his death, the formidable complex was purchased by the family of the Denhoffs, then by the Kalinowskis.
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  • Here you can hear the story. You can go back in time ... Beautiful ruins! Even today you can see the splendor and richness of the Castle.
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  • Amazing. Must see before they will find investors who convert it to hotel. This place stimulates imagination of kids and adults. Feels a history.  more »
  • For a long time it's just a ruin, moreover, a period of splendour of the Castle lasted briefly. But facing the walls give an idea about the power of. By closing the eyes we see the property designed with a flourish. Had to be one of the finest castles in Poland.
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  • Breathtaking castle with great restaurant where I ate one of the most delicious "pierogi ruskie" in my life. I wandered around for couple of hours there. Even many years has passed I still believe it is one of the most amazing castles in Poland.
  • Impressive building. They still need to invest a lot of money though :-) Definitely worth visiting.
  • Well maintained ruins of castle. Not expensive to get inside and spend few hours wandering around.
  • Beautiful castle ruins. Great place to spend some time.
  • Piękny zamek, warto zboczyć z głównych tras i zobaczyć na własne oczy co pozostało po największym zamku ówczesnej Europy.