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Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski

Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski

Ojcow, Poland

 
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Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski
Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski
Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski
Address
32-047
Ojcow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Phone Number
+48 12 389 20 05
+48 12 389 20 44
Opening hours
Open since 23 April till 9 November, from Tuesday to Sunday:
April - May: 10:00 - 16:45
June - July: 10:00 - 17:45
August - September: 10:00 - 16:45
October: 10:00 - 15:45
November: 10:00 - 14:45
Recommended duration
2 hours

Located on a hill over the small village of Ojcow, this castle was built in the second half of the 14th century as part of King Kazimierz the Great's "Eagles' Nests" (Orle Gniazda) - line of defensive fortifications along Poland western border and entailing 25 such medieval strongholds.

A legend mentions, that the Castle was built by the Duke of Wroclaw Wieslaw I, however the first recorded information about the castle comes from the fourteenth century - linking up with King Casimir III the Great, who used the castle as part of his defensive line against the Kingdom of Bohemia and the south. Kazimierz called the castle in honour of his father, Wladyslaw I Lokietek, calling it "Father by the Rock".

Various battles throughout the centuries had caused the castle to be shifted between different owners, forcing the castle to go through several cycles of renovation and deconstruction. Kazimierz Castle did not withstand the vicissitudes of time well and by the early 19th century had fallen so deeply into ruin that the today's owner was forced to demolish many of its walls before they collapsed.

Today only its Gothic tower has survived, along with the entrance gate and fragments of the fortified walls. To see what it looked like in its 15th and 16th century, visit the small exhibition devoted to the history of the fortress in the surviving tower.

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a very picturesque castle, time of the visit ok.30-40 minutes,beautiful area, with a paternal national Park, grota Lokietka, Krakow gate, Church on the water.Near the castle is the castle Rock.You can also spend the whole day in the area. Unfortunately, on Saturdays and Sundays the crowds.

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bardzo malowniczy zamek, czas zwiedzania ok.30-40 minut,piekna okolica, z ojcowskim parkiem narodowym, grota Lokietka, brama krakowska, kosciol na wodzie.Niedaleko zamek w Pieskowej Skale.Takze mozna mile spedzic caly dzien w tej okolicy. Niestety w soboty i niedziele tlumy turystow.
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Fantastic place. Temporary exhibitions. For lovers of the jury is a real treat. It is a pity that the gardens are closed to visitors. However, the combination is captivating.

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Fantastyczne miejsce. Wystawy czasowe. Dla miłośników jury to prawdziwa gratka. Szkoda,że ogrody są niedostępne dla zwiedzających. Jednak całokształt urzeka.
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This castle should be regarded as part of day trips for Fathers and nearby caves. As part of this package, fully deserves 5 stars.

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Ten zamek należy potraktować jako część całodniowej wycieczki po Ojcowie i pobliskich jaskiniach. Jako wchodzący w skład takiego pakietu, w pełni zasługuje na 5 gwiazdek.
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Average ruins. Did not see the need to go inside. The best view is from bellow and right before entering the castle ruins. Inside there is a small viewing platform and everything else is mostly grown over. No clear view.

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The castle itself, maybe, had once been beautiful, but today there is nothing for the view of one tower (outside) and approach the gate you need to pay. Slightly

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Sam zamek moze kiedys był piękny ale dziś tam nic nie ma za obejrzenie jednej wieży (z zewnatrz) i bramy wejsciowej trzeba jeszcze płacić. Slabo
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Of course, the place to visit, but do not expect fireworks. The object itself very modest, but the neighborhood makes up clearly.

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Oczywiście miejsce warte zwiedzenia, natomiast nienależy spodziewać się fajerwerków. Obiekt sam w sobie bardzo skromny, ale okolica wyraźnie nadrabia.
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One of the most beautifully situated Nests, unfortunately, to explore almost nothing.

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Jeden z najpiękniej położonych Orlich Gniazd, niestety do zwiedzania prawie nic nie ma.
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Beautiful surroundings and worth seeing the castle.

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Piekna okolica i warty zobaczenia zamek.
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Nice surroundings and well-kept castle (in ruins). Unfortunately, weekends are too many people for such a narrow valley but on other days pleasantly and without parking problems

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Ładna okolica i zadbany zamek (w ruinie). Niestety w weekendy za duzo ludzi jak na tak wąską dolinę ale w inne dni przyjemnie i bez problemów z parkowaniem
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The place has its klimat.Polecam. It should also use the services of masters of horse-drawn carriages. along the valley of the Prądnik up to the gate of Krakow. The most interesting is that talking about the forgotten history of that place. After the war, there were plenty of houses in the type resorts, and more. Everything has been demolished and people displaced. The times of communism. Well that someone is talking about it. Because the books did not read.

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Miejsca ma swój klimat.Polecam . Warto rowniez skorzystac z uslug panow z dorożkami . wzdłuż doliny Prądnika aż do bramy Krakowskiej. Najciekawsze jest to że mówią o zapomnianej historii tamtego miejsca. Po wojnie było tam mnóstwo domów w rodzaju kurortów i nie tylko. Wszystko zostało wyburzane a ludzie wysiedleni. Czasy Prl-U. Dobrze ze ktoś o tym mówi. Bo książkach o tym nie przeczytacie.
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This should be called the castle ruins. Unfortunately, the gate input is 10m.kw. exhibition with a model of the castle from the fourteenth century. a few pieces on the outside of the wall and the tower, which is not available to the public. Makes up the price, which is adequate to the attractions

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To powinno byc nazwane ruinami zamku. Niestety w bramie wejciowej jest 10m.kw. wystawy z makieta zamku z XIV w. a na zewnatrz kilka kawalkow muru oraz wieza, ktora nie jest dostepna dla zwiedzajacych. Nadrabia cena, ktora jest adekwatna do oferowanych atrakcji
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