• Kopice Castle Poland
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    Kopice Castle: A Hidden Gem in Poland

    Palaces and castles both have something in common: they are the stuff of fairy tales connected to a slew of owners from times past. However, Poland is home to lots of these royal buildings, with a vast number in ruins. Once a powerful country in Eastern Europe, the country was shattered brutally by the 17th-century Swedish invasion, and the Second World War devastation caused by the Nazis. All these events led to varying degrees of ancient ruins in the country.  Many of these ruined grand properties are now getting the transformation of their lives. Some are transformed into museums where visitors can not only learn about Polish history but also explore…

  • Wojanow Palace in Poland
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    Palace Wojanow in Poland

    Magnificent and majestic, almost fairytale-like Wojanów Palace is located in The Valley of Palaces and Gardens. The area is full of historic parks, medieval castles, and romantic residences surrounded by a unique natural landscape, the perfect place for every tourist.  Palace Wojanów is an incredibly charming place located in the town of Wojanów in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. This extremely luxurious property is found about seven kilometers from the center of Jelenia Góra and around 100 kilometers from Wroclaw. History The earliest historical records of the estate in Wojanów date back to the end of the twelfth century. In 1281, the knight’s fief found here was the property of Eberhard von…

  • Kornik Castle in Poland
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    Kornik Castle in Poland

    Kórnik is a small town in Greater Poland Voivodeship, located about 20 km south-east from Poznań. The main tourist attraction here is a neo-Gothic castle surrounded by a picturesque park. The castle is situated in the lowland near Lake Kórnickie and is surrounded by a still irrigated moat. History The original stronghold was built here in the first half of the 14th century on the initiative of the members of the powerful Górków family. In the 16th century, the former stronghold was rebuilt into a representative Renaissance residence. In the second half of the 17th century, the castle became the property of the Działyński family. Less than a century later,…

  • Czapski Palace in Warsaw
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    Czapski Palace in Warsaw

    The Czapski Palace, also called the Krasiński or Raczyński Palace, is located at Krakowskie Przedmieście 5 in Warsaw. It was built in the years 1680-1705 in the Baroque style for Primate Michał Radziejowski. History The history of the palace dates back to the first half of the 17th century, when in its place was the wooden court of Alexander Ludwik Radziwiłł Marshal of the Great Lithuanian. In 1654, after the death of the founder, the court came into the possession of his son Michał Kazimierz Chancellor and Lithuanian Field Hetman.  However, he managed to erect the foundations of a stone house before his death in 1680. A year later, the…

  • Kliczkow Castle in Poland
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    Kliczkow Castle in Poland

    Kliczków Castle is one of the architectural gems in Lower Silesia located around 136 km from Wroclaw. Neo-Renaissance and neo-Gothic buildings around two picturesque courtyards are one of the larger castle complexes in this province. Kliczków castle, with an unusually rich history, also captivates with its condition.  Carefully restored interiors invite to explore. The castle attracts not only tourists and history lovers but also hotel guests – inside you can spend the night with your loved one. History It all began with the prince of Świdnica, Bolek I The Strict, who commissioned the construction of a defensive castle. Interestingly, originally the building was located on an island surrounded by wetlands.…

  • Konstanty Zamoyski Palace Warsaw
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    Konstanty Zamoyski Palace Warsaw

    Foksal Street is one of the prettiest streets in Warsaw, and it is definitely worth to visit. The street in Warsaw is home to the most colorful and beautiful tenement houses. If you look down the road, you will see a pretty view as the lovely Konstanty Zamoyski Palace rises up out of the ground. In the XVIII century, a walking garden with entertainment pavilions, designed by Karol Fryderyk Pöppelman, Joachim Daniel Jauch, and Jan Fryderyk Knöbel, was established here on the initiative of Maria Anna Kolowrath Brühlowa. Then in the place of the previous garden, the “Vauxhall” entertainment park was created. The garden was modeled on a similar garden in London,…