Krzyztopor Castle, Iwaniska

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Krzyżtopór is a castle located in the village of Ujazd, Iwaniska commune, Opatów County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It was originally built by a Polish nobleman and Voivode of Sandomierz, Krzysztof Ossoliński (1587–1645). The castle was partially destroyed during the Swedish invasion known as The Deluge in 1655, and then reduced to ruin during the war of the Bar Confederation by the Russians in 1770.
It is unknown when the construction of this impressive fortress began. Krzysztof Ossoliński's father, Jan Zbigniew Ossoliński, gave him the village of Ujazd in 1619; however, first documented proof of the construction of the castle comes from 1627, when it was uncompleted. The nobleman probably finished it in 1644, having spent the enormous sum of 30 million Polish złotys on the work. Unfortunately, Ossoliński did not enjoy it for long, as he died suddenly the next year in Kraków.
The castle was inherited by Ossoliński's son Krzysztof Baldwin Ossoliński, who died in 1649 in the Battle of Zborów. After his death, the formidable complex was purchased by the family of the Denhoffs, then by the Kalinowskis.
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  • Our group tour of GaliciaPoland and Ukraine stopped at many places off the usual tourist spots. Great if you had been to Poland previously and already seen the main sites. Castle is in ruins, but...  more »
  • The castle is now in a stage of being the permanent and secured ruin. It is great to walk and search around, find secretive short cuts or dead-ends. Must see all the levels (3). Additional to the...  more »
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  • Highly recommend to go for the night tour. Really incredible atmosphere with flame torches, musket firing and sword fights. The tour guides were passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about everything about the castles history and heritage and made the tour both interesting and educational
  • A very nice castle, ruins located in a small town in Poland. Even if it's ruins, they are very well preserved, amazing architecture. The place is perfect for photo shoots. There is a parking place near it, some gift shops. Perfect place for a day out or the big city. It's really worth to visit.
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