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Krzyztopor Castle, Iwaniska

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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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  • Krzyżtopór Castle we visited for the second time. The first time we were alone, this time we went with the children. And here it is worth noting that young children need to be very careful and not everywhere it enters, but the climate doing its job. And, that we already had the castle we were visiting, we were able to quietly allow wandering around the courtyard and safer "trim". Already when we approached, he made an impression on us, the kids rozdziawiły faces, and us speechless breathtaking ... Eerie, atmospheric, ... Anyone who will be in the area, should see the Castle. Unfortunately, I used to be able to eat something here ... Although not the best, but always ... And have a cup of tea. Now two stalls with souvenirs is just advertising restaurant located somewhere else.
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  • Great castle to visit - especially when the weather is nice. Look for special events there. A lot of shows and activities for the whole family. Couples like to make their photo-sessions there since it...  read more »
  • Built for many years, never completed, now has the status of a permanent ruin. But it is the well-preserved:) You can enjoy the powerful defensive walls, bastions. The enormity of this Palace directly overwhelms. You have to admit that the Governor of Krzysztof Ossoliński, for which this Palace began to build in and half of the 17th century, had the momentum.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Is a castle (ruins), which is well worth a visit and the reading of its history and of its owner. The rooms are often dilapidated and lack of furniture but the complex makes it perfectly the idea of how it was originally the Castle.
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  • Wonderful Castle
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