Zamek w Bolkowie, Bolkow

#17 of 84 in Museums in Lower Silesia Province
Must see · Castle · History Museum
Bolków Castle - a castle located in Bolków on the Castle Hill (Wzgórze Zamkowe, Polish), with a 396 metres, where the hillside is cut by the Nysa Szalona river, with a sharp precipice (with a sudden drop of 90 metres); the eastern side of the hill gradually lowers, taken up by the town. The castle is an upland stronghold, covering an area of 7600 m². The castle is located in Bolków (30 km to the north-west of Wałbrzych), Lower Silesian Voivodeship; in Poland.
First mentions of the castle come from 1277, from the time of the reign of Bolesław II Rogatka, Duke of Legnica. The castle's current shape was only done so by various constructions in the sixteenth century, the famous Silesian architect Jakub Parr brought elements of the Renaissance into the castle's fortifications. After the construction and expansion, the castle had a total area of 7600 m², making it one of the largest castles in Silesia. In 1703, the castle in Bolków was bought by Cistercian monks from Krzeszów. After the laicisation of monastic property, the castle went to the State Treasury of Poland.
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  • This castle was quite interesting. While it has some things in common with castles in Iberia, it varies in many ways. This castle is mostly in ruins, but the tower is accesible and there are museum....  more »
  • When you are visiting Lower Silesia (e.g. Church of Peace in Jawor) it's great idea to see Bolkow castle. The old castle on the top of the hill with amazing views. And... That's it! It is great to...  more »
  • It's a ruin with few corners to explore. Local museum with pictures of past Polish kings. View from the top was great. Nearly no information in English. Can walk around the grounds that are fairly small. Not too high a hill to climb. Pay on entrance, accept card payments. Nearby parking is pay only, unless parking slightly further away elsewhere in the town.
  • Moste magical place in Poland especially during Castle Party festival

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