Royal Castle in Sandomierz

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  • Surrounding Accommodation
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  • General
    • Object type:
      • Museums
      • Castles and palaces
  • Location
    • County:
      sandomierski
    • Community:
      Sandomierz
    • Address:
      Sandomierz , ul. Zamkowa 12
    • Latitude:
      50.6769224
    • Longitude:
      21.7480371
    • Tourist region:
      Sandomierz Region
  • Contact details
    • Phone:
      +48 15 832 22 65
    • Surrounding AccommodationZwińRozwiń
    Jutrzenka
    Jutrzenka
    Pokój od: 70 PLN

    • Sandomierz, ul. Zamkowa 1
    • +48 15 832 22 19
    Kwatera prywatna
    Kwatera prywatna
    Pokój od: Ceny podlegają

    • Sandomierz, ul. Katedralna 13
    • +48 15 832 31 88
    Basztowy ***
    Basztowy ***
    Pokój od: 225 PLN

    • Sandomierz, pl. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 2
    • +48 15 833 34 50
    Pod Ciżemką ***
    Pod Ciżemką ***
    Pokój od: 250 PLN

    • Sandomierz, ul. Rynek 27
    • +48 15 832 05 50
    Sandomiria
    Sandomiria
    Pokój od: 65 PLN

    • Sandomierz, ul. Podwale Górne 10
    • +48 15 644 52 44
    "Krępianka" - pokoje gościnne
    "Krępianka" - pokoje gościnne
    Pokój od: 50 PLN

    • Sandomierz, Rynek 10
    • +48 882 928 877
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    Description

    Both the Sandomierz defensive walls and the castle were constructed during the reign of king Kazimierz III Wielki (14th c.). The castle was erected on the Castle Hill in place once occupied by a stronghold (10th c.). It was a residence of prince Henryk Sandomierski, son of king Bolesław III Krzywousty (1086-1138).

    The southern corner tower is the oldest part of the castle. The castle was enlarged during the reign of king Zygmunt I Stary (1467-1548) and later during the rule of his son Zygmunt II August. Till the present time survived only the part that linked two corner towers. Above the southern entrance visitors can see the plaque commemorating election of king Zygmunt I Stary with date (1520) and a cartouche containing the royal eagle. This fragment of the building was built with the use of a specially fired brick known as zendrówka laid in rhomboidal pattern. Master Benedykt, nicknamed Sandomierski, was supervising the whole process of construction. He was also the author of two-storied arcaded galleries running around the closed castle yard.

    The castle was seriously damaged during the Swedish Deluge (mid-17th c.), when it was dynamited. A few hundred inhabitants were buried under the debris. The only part that survived was the western wing, which was reconstructed during the reign of king Jan III Sobieski (1629-1696). Following the 3rd Partition of Poland (1795), the Austrians turned the castle into a prison and a seat of the court of justice. It ceased to be a prison only in 1959. Now the castle houses the Regional Museum.

    The castle of Sandomierz is a very mysterious place – all people agree that it has underground passages, but nobody knows where they are. According to an old legend, there were three such passages constructed for the castle crew in case of need. One of them was mainly used by the king going to the holy mass so it led directly to the cathedral. Through the second one that gave an access to the other side of the Vistula defenders could escape or dispatch a messenger carrying a plea for rescue. The third passage is supposedly 10 kilometers long and ends in the locality of Skotniki. It also could serve the castle crew as an rescue route in dangerous situations.

    Muzeum Okręgowe w Sandomierzu
    ul. Zamkowa 12
    27 - 600 Sandomierz
    Phone: +48 15 832 22 65
    www.zamek-sandomierz.pl

    Opening hours:
    Off season (01.10.2018 r. - 19.04.2019 r.)
    Monday: 13.00 - 15.00
    Tuesday-Friday: 9.00 - 16.00
    Saturday-Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00

    Season peak (20.04.2019 r.-30.09.2019 r.)
    Monday: 13.00 - 15.00
    Tuesday-Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday-Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

    Ticket prices:
    - full 15 PLN
    - reduced 10 PLN

    Location

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    • 21.7480371
    • 50.6769224
    • Sandomierz, ul. Zamkowa 12
    • Royal Castle in Sandomierz