The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle is located in the centre of Niepołomice, opposite the market square and next to the historic plant park. It has been beautifully restored and is a true treasure in this small, mediaeval and quaint town. For centuries, the castle was used as a relaxation residence for royals, also known as, ‘the second Wawel’. Here, with the powerful force of chakra, the Kings and Princes from the Piast and Jagiellonian dynasties, as well as the elected leaders of the two nations worked and played. This magnificent castle building has fought against time and the turbulent events in history and has left a true to life book of our history. Currently, it has been meticulously restored and is a gem of Renaissance architecture, it is living proof of the unbelievable artistry of Tomasz Grzymała and the Italian sculptor, Santi Gucci. The castle was founded on a square plan, with a large arcade courtyard and gallery that today is used for both culture and art. In the castle chambers, a museum was opened to show the rich hunting (mammals and fish) exhibits of Włodzimierz Puchalski and from the National Museum. The crowning moment of the restoration works was when the luxury boutique hotel and conference centred was opened. This is now under the management of the Foundation for the Royal Castle in Niepołomice.

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