Krzyztopor Castle, Iwaniska

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Swietokrzyskie Province
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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  • It's in the middle of nowhere but worth a short detour if you are in the area. zl 10 entry fee and free parking. Take the audio tour otherwise you will end up retracing your steps or going down dead e...  more »
  • The castle is impressive, it is huge, and actually what it was because these are ruins. Tour of the Castle takes ok. hours. A castle to explore yourself, without a guide. In the Middle you can find remains of the furnace or fireplace. In the area of souvenir stalls. If anyone is in the area you can find time and visit the Castle.
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  • Beautiful castle. 2 girls 7 and 9 year old great fun exploring the Castle according to the directions of the mini guide (worth buying-0.50 zlotys). In the middle of the week it was not crowded. Recommend.
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  • Huge place, well preserved ruins. It looks much better on pictures taken by drones, but still worth to see. This place shows quite sad history because it was the biggest castle that time and after only eleven years was destroyed. Sometimes night sightseeing "with ghosts" is being organized here.
  • Great building, and heritage survived till our times. Still need more investment to make it more attractive to tourists. Liked different routes to go to from green (piece of cake) to red (couragesous) which was just meters in darkness(was expecting more). Truly nice place!
  • Only ruins - but very impressive, must-see if you are in the area. Once the huge magnate palace.
  • Impressive building. They still need to invest a lot of money though :-) Definitely worth visiting.
  • 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.

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