The castle in Sandomierz is an architectural object with a very interesting history. Its wooden predecessor was founded in the twelfth century, and the first brick structure was founded by king Casimir the Great in the fourteenth century. It was rebuilt several times, also suffered during the Swedish invasion. Finally, rebuilt in the Renaissance style, it was left out of the one wing in the palace style, more or less as king Jan III Sobieski left it. Over the years the castle was the seat of princes, but also kings, if they just stayed in the area.
From the time of the Austrian partition the castle served as a prison.
Currently, the building now houses the Regional Museum, featuring, among others, archaeological, historical, art and ethnography collections.
From the courtyard of the castle you get a magnificent view of the Vistula boulevards. You can walk here from the old town. Admission to the courtyard is free.
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ul. Zamkowa 12, 27-600 SandomierzGallery:
Opening hours from 05/05/2014 to 09/28/2014 Monday 13:00-15:00, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-17:00, weekends 10:00-18:00Tickets adults:
- Mondays free admission (does not apply to organized tours)
- Children up to 7 years old visit for free
- Guided tours of 30-45 min, 20 PLN
- Near the castle there are parking lots (most of them not for free)