Kazimierz Ojcow Castle / Zamek Kazimierzowski
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
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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
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.
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.
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.
This castle should be regarded as part of day trips for Fathers and nearby caves. As part of this package, fully deserves 5 stars.
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.
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