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Ujazdów Castle, Warsaw

Ujazdów Castle, Warsaw

This is a castle in early baroque style reconstructed recently. The Ujazdow Castle is located in a prominent place in Warsaw amidst its popular city monuments and parks. In order to protect Warsaw from the Lithuanian invasions, a small wooden castle was built here in the fourteenth century.

Bona Sforza, an Italian born Polish queen constructed this castle in small stone in the year 1548. The castle was reconstructed by Sigmund III Vasa, the King of Poland in 1624. His intention was to use it as his summer residence. In the year 1655, Swedish army burnt this castle which was taken over by the Lubomirski family.

Ujazdow Castle was rebuilt by architect Tylman Van Gammeren in baroque style. World War I saw this castle serving as a military hospital. In 1944, it was burnt by the German Army during World War II. It was only in 1988 that the Ujazdowski Castle was completely rebuilt. Today it serves as a Center for Contemporary Art and is open to the public on all days except Mondays.

Visit this interesting castle that has a long, rich story behind its interesting baroque façade. Enjoy the unique ambience and a trip into the past that takes you through a turbulent history.
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Ujazdów Castle on Map

Sight Name: Ujazdów Castle
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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