• Baranow Sandomierski Castle
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    Baranow Sandomierski Castle

    Baranow Sandomierski Castle is one of the best-preserved fortifications of this type in Europe. This pearl of Renaissance architecture in the northwest of the city is called “Little Wawel.” The former seat of the Leszczyński family is surrounded by a 14-hectare park, and within it, there is also a three-star Hotel. Travelers willingly visit this secluded place. History The Castle in Baranów Sandomierski was initially a Renaissance court. It was built on the initiative of the governor of Radziejów – Rafał Leszczyński. His son Andrzej Leszczyński in the years 1591-1603, expanded it into a castle which appearance we can admire to this day.  In 1620, impressive, modern bastion fortifications were built…

  • Lancut Castle in Poland
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    Lancut Castle in Poland

    Łańcut Castle is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland. It is famous for its excellent residential interiors and a fascinating collection of horse-drawn vehicles – one of the largest in Poland. The palace complex is surrounded by an old, picturesque English-style park. History The history of the Łańcut Castle dates back to the 16th century when the Pilecki family erected the first defensive tower in this place. In the 17th century, the Stadnicki family rebuilt it, but Łańcut gained real significance in the 17th century during the Lubomirski reign. By order of Stanisław Lubomirski, bastion fortifications were added to the castle (1629-1642), and the building became the…