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Sucha Beskidzka Palace

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Brief History of the Castle in Sucha Beskidzka

The Castle in Sucha Beskidzka is, in fact, a renaissance chateau also known as "The Little Wawel" it was built between 1554-1580 by Kasper Suski, as a wood-stone fortified manor house. Later being expanded by Piotr Komorowski into a beautiful Renaissance palace. Additionally, in the early eighteenth century, Anna Wielopolska recommended the construction of two additional towers, which added gravity to the palace. During the reign of Branieckich, one of the largest library collections in Poland at that time was gathered in the castle. Unfortunately, during World War II, the castle museum collections were destroyed and plundered. After the war, the Castle became a High School. It now houses art galleries, a hotel, with a restaurant and the Municipal Culture Center.

For visitors to the castle, there have been made available some museum collections for viewing, including the Knights' Hall and adjacent rooms to it, which offers a collection of classical art, paintings as well as modern art, the castle chapel is also open for visitors.

The castle in Sucha Beskidzka is famous for its beautiful park, that origins date back to the sixteenth century. On the terrain that belongs to the park, there is a conservatory and a winter garden, which in this case is the only example of an English neo-gothic garden in the South of Poland. Before the conservatory spreads a flower garden with a pond and a bridge arcade. The park has retained much of its old character throughout the years since it was created. In the garden, you can admire the ancient ash trees, oaks, hornbeam and lime. Interesting woodland plants are: Eastern White, sycamore klonolistny, pine and red oak. The center of the park is occupied by a vast meadow, followed by a small pond. There are several streams that flow through the park, which can be crossed by several short stone bridges. At the end of the park is what is called; The Gardener's Cottage, the former outbuilding of the castle, currently housing a small museum collection.

Sightseeing

Opening Hours:

The museum, can be visited daily, except Mondays, during the following hours:

In season from May 1st to October 31st:

  • Tuesday to Friday. from 9.00 - 17.00
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 - 18.00

Low season: from the 1st of November to 30th of April:

  • Tuesday to Friday. 8 .00 - 16.00
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 - 15.00

 

Ticket Prices for 2011:

  • Normal Ticket - 6zł
  • Reduced Ticket - 4zł
  • Ticket for the exhibition "młodopolską" - 2zł
  • Children to the age of 7 - Free entry.

Ticket price includes guide service.

There is free parking outside of the castle.

 

For groups that wish to sightsee the  castle please call on the following number. Also for guide services in other languages. tel. (+12 688 54 50, +12 688 54 52)

 

Location and Other Attractions in the Area

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The Renaissance Palace in Sucha Beskidzka is located in a very attractive little tourist town. The Renaissance Palace is one of the most famous attractions here, also now known as "The Little Wawel."

Distances to Palace in Sucha Beskidzka from:

Krakow:56km
Zakopane:75km
Oświęcim:57km

Other Attractions in the area:

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Wadowice is a relatively small town, but it draws 1000s of tourists every year due to Pope John Paul the second. This was his birth town and where he grew up.

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The Museum of Auschwitz & Auschwitz Birkenau is the only concentration camp to of been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The camp is located in the town of Oświęcim.

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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a very important pilgrimage site in Poland, situated about 30km south-west of Kraków center. It was created as a faithful duplicate of Jerusalem. 

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The Babie Góre National park is only a small part of the Beskidy Mountain Range. The most common place to enter the park is located by the village Zajowa. 

 

Address:

Zamek. Miejski Ośrodek Kultury.

ul. Zamkowa 1

34-200 Sucha Beskidzka

tel. (+33) 874 41 44

www.zameksuski.pl

 

 

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