Wisnicz Castle Museum, Nowy Wisnicz

#42 of 127 in Museums in Lesser Poland Province
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Nowy Wiśnicz Castle - a castle located on a forested hill by the River Leksandrówka in the village of Stary Wiśnicz, Lesser Poland Voivodeship; in Poland. The castle was raised by Jan Kmita in the second half of the fourteenth century. The castle was built in the Baroque architectural style with Renaissance elements. The castle was built on the plan of the quadrilateral with the inner courtyard. The castle has four towers, with one in each corner. The castle is surrounded by bastion fortifications and the main gate from the early 17th century.
The castle has an irregular shape. In the 1590s and 1610s, it had a four-wing structure, three towers and fortifications surrounding the castle with two gates. After the year 1516, Piotr Kmita expanded the castle. After his death in 1553, the castle came into ownership of the Barzów in 1566, which ceded ownership rights of the castle to the Stadnickis. In 1593 Sebastian Lubomirski bought the castle. In between the years of 1615 to 1621, Sebastian Lubomirski's son Stanisław Lubomirski undertook the expansion of the castle. The architect Maciej Trapola drew up the project of the Baroque reconstruction and bastion fortifications. During the Deluge the Swedes looted the castle and destroyed the castle. After Sweden was defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the castle was seeded to the Lubomirskich, which carried out restoration works which have not been completed.
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  • I was surprised how big the rooms inside were. Entry is with a guided tour. Our guide spoke polish only. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Price was reasonable. The castle was abandoned...  more »
  • This was not the best castle that we ever visited but it was still worth the visit. It is in very good shape and historically important.  more »
  • 10/10 kids day out. Cannon shooting, bow shooting, paintball, horse shows, sword fights and lots of knowledgeable people from different eras. VR experience, great regional food and good choice of drinks. Free parking and wheelchair access.
  • Nice and clean. But roasted vegetables limited to onions and peppers. Flowers on the table should be refreshed.
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