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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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  • We went to visit the place last summer. We have reviewed it before but TA knows our experience better than we do so they haven't posted. Rude lady at the gate told us that we can't pay with card and w...  more »
  • The only attraction in the area, but you might want to look here. Man imagines how it was formerly as Hung chandeliers, fixed furniture, there were balls. Something beautiful. It is a pity that there was no guide. Toilet underground for 5 +.
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  • Absolute Pearl. The Palace is at the same time, the fortress. Zero class monument. Never was completed. The position of the object associated with the orientations of the world.
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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.