Tykocin Castle Museum, Tykocin

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The Tykocin Royal Castle is a 15th-century castle located on the right bank of the river Narew in Tykocin, Poland. It fell into ruin in the 18th century and its reconstruction began in 2002.
The castle was built in 1433 for the Lithuanian noble Jonas Goštautas, voivode of Trakai and Vilnius, replacing the original wooden fortress. In the 1560s, upon the death of the last member of the Goštautas family the castle became the property of king Sigismund II Augustus, who expanded it. The construction was supervised by Hiob Bretfus, military engineer and royal architect. During the reign of Sigismund Augustus the structure served as a royal residence with an impressive treasury and library as well as the main arsenal of the crown. In 1611–1632 the castle was rebuilt again and surrounded with bastion fortifications by Krzysztof Wiesiołowski, starosta of Tykocin.
During the Deluge in 1655 the Radziwiłł army occupied the castle. On December 31, 1655, when the castle was besieged by troops of the Tyszowce Confederation, Janusz Radziwiłł, one of the most powerful people in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth considered by some as the traitor, died here. Ultimately, the castle was captured on January 27, 1657.
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  • Guided tour with Ms. Iza (unfortunately only in Polish) was the most unique experience I ever had in my life. Her narration is so unique yet iconic, it'll leave you sad that the castle is still in...  more »
  • Spend a night. Good place. Breakfast was good, part of staff speek English. Guided tour in castle only in Polish. Tykocin village with many historical objects is 10 minutes by foot.  more »
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  • Nice little castle. Enjoyed the guided tour. Was in Polish. Not sure if they have an english tour. Came at a good time as the bonus was to see a family of storks nesting beside the castle from the tower.
  • Hm..if you build castle using modern materials such as special bricks the final view looks modern and artificially..maybe for kids nice place but not for me. Location excellent.
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