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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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  • Beautiful castle, very well preserved. A town takes care to retain exhibits its glory and have enjoyed our eyes. I believe that one of the most beautiful in Poland. But ... The guide even though a nice appearance, he could not make us. Can the old lady glorious years is already behind. But ... We were exploring the Castle, in the latest round (15:00) and unfortunately, one could sense the end of the work of certain employees. From the Hall to the Lady closed behind us next door. Quite annoying. In addition, the cashier told us that we can watch the whole thing, and not let us on the second floor.
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  • Nice castle. Take the audio tour. There are many great things to see around Poland and if you're in the area, this is a good stop. Not sure that I would make a special trip for this one, but if you're...  more »
  • The castle is a real treasure, I won't even describe-see you, and the guide was limited to dry ' this is bed and wardrobe ', instead, would marvel at the bouquets from dry flowers-Lady on retirement, because the guide is not suitable. The lack of marks in the Castle, arrows, directions, a good sign of kas-Word, organisation, lies and squeals, and you traveler for pay.
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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