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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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  • Amazing, breathtaking ruins of a castle, in which 90% of the walls have been preserved in its entirety. Located in the picturesque area among small villages. Built in reference to the calendar: Windows had so much, how many days in the year, rooms as much as weeks; ballrooms as much as months and four corner towers, it is the time of year. It seems over the dining room in the Tower, there was a glass ceiling with the Aquarium. In the vicinity there is free parking and souvenir stalls. It is worth to bring picnic equipment and food that can be served in a unique atmosphere of IE. on the walls of the castle with a beautiful panoramic view. In the castle is organized events of chivalric tournaments starting after performances by music bands and fire shows. The castle of Krzyżtopór is a must visit for everyone.
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  • An interesting place worth a look. You can enjoy the powerful defensive walls whose size is impressive. Interesting experience at sunset
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  • The ruins may also be impressive! and these are an example of this. Mighty spacious rooms magnificent XVII century building impressed us with the modern (unfortunately short) and currently. We started a tour of their own however, quickly learned that it's just watching the walls and many loses without a guide so we took advantage of the services of the local lady Guide and was a good choice, along with detailed information this place started to come alive. Really worth it. The only thing I regret is the time of the visit in the evening photos could be much better. And is still an option of exploring the night with torches-interesting.
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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.