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Korzkiew castle is located about 10 kilometres north from the center of Cracow. It`s one of "Eagle Nests", chain of castles located in the 14th century on former west border of Poland. I remember very good when a few years ago this castle was totally in ruin so I`m impressed how it looks today.


HISTORY OF THE CASTLE:
In the middle of the 14th century John of Syrokomla bought the village of Korzkiew in order to move his seat here. The stone tower was built first to serve as a shelter. The consecutive owners enlarged the living area of the castle by adding two towers to it. Introduced by one of its owners, Szymon Lugowski, the castle underwent a serious modification in style from gothic to renaissance � new domes, adorned attic, and larger windows were put in place. Beginning in the 17th century the castle witnessed a period of decline and become a granary in the 19th century.

The castle became private property in 1997. The interiors have been already tastefully renovated to combine Old World style with modern convenience. At present guests can choose one of the chambers to stay as there is a hotel at Korzkiew Castle.

The castle has been undergoing renovation and it will house a small museum � a reconstruction of a manorial kitchen - and a restaurant. The castle is surrounded by a park complex where many open air events take place.

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