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Łańcut Castle, Lancut
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Łańcut Castle is a complex of buildings located in Łańcut, Poland. Historically, the residence of the Lubomirski and Potocki families, the complex includes a number of buildings and is surrounded by a park.The castle is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments, as designated September 1, 2005, and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.OwnersIn the second half of 14th century, the land was the property of the Toporczyk family, probably a wooden castle on the hill. In the 16th century the castle belonged to Stadnicki family. Since the 17th century the property was in the hands of the Lubomirski family, and then the Potocki family until 1944.HistoryŁańcut castle, whose original structure was erected in the second half of the 16th century, bears traces of consecutive alterations and modernisations performed in the course of 300 years. Over this period it was a home to two great Polish families – first, until 1816, the Lubomirski family, and later – until 1944 – the Potocki family.The history of Łańcut is much older than the castle erected in 1642. It goes back to the times of King Casimir the Great (1333-1370), who founded here a town in accordance with the Magdeburg Rights. At the time Łańcut was owned by the Pilecki family, who had connections with the Jagiellon Dynasty. That happened with when Otton Pilecki’s wife, Jadwiga, became the Godmother to the future king, Władysław Jagiełło (1352-1434). Later the connections were strengthened with their daughter Elżbieta's marriage to the king. Władysław Jagiełło is believed to have visited Łańcut twice. Much later, in the period between first and second world Wars, people still pointed to a lime tree growing to the “rectory hill”, a former site of the Pilecki’s wooden fortified mansion, where the king was believed to have relaxed with the third wife Elżbieta. After the Pilecki family, Łańcut became the property of the Stadnicki family. The most famous of them was Stanisław, the Starost of Segewold. Stadnicki extended the castle in 1610 and it took the horseshoe shape.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • the beautiful location and lovely charming lady guide with knowledge, rich of nature. Delighted me especially parquet floors in the rooms of the Castle
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  • I saw prettier and better decorated interior, however, felt slippers, well, these are the only attraction in itself, I'm glad that in the carriage house I had not slippers set up, score an average because there are several niezlych points to see the Castle from the zeszlej era and the management/staff probably also at least Hello
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  • I was surprised how nice that trip was! Beautiful castle complex with lots of attractions on the way. The museum is MANDATORY. For me it was kinda like small Versailles ;) No, really it's worth seeing...  more »
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  • A beautiful historic landmark in Lancut, Poland. The castle and grounds are well preserved. It is free to wander the grounds while a paid tour is available for the interior of the castle. Tours are self guided and are available in English. Inside you will find rich decorations, historic artifacts as well as incredible art work. You will feel like royalty wandering these grounds and gain a new understand and appreciation for the historic significance of this site. Don't miss the tour of the historic carriage house that is right next door to the castle grounds.
  • Veru nicr castle with a huge garden! A lot of stuff to see inside
  • Very beautiful palace with interesting interiors. Park is nice
  • Nice castle , is quite a lot to see and they have audio guide in few languages
  • Interesting historic place, exclusive exhibitions, but really not great location