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Krakow’s Royal Castle

By   November 7, 2019

When visiting Krakow Poland, you really must make time to visit Zamek Krolewski otherwise known as the Royal Castle.  The structure dates back to the early 16th century.  King Sigismund the Old hired Italian artists to design and build his castle, which was nearly destroyed by fire near the end of the 16th century.  You can still see parts of the Renaissance castle such as the arcaded courtyard.  In the 17th century, the castle was nearly destroyed during the Swedish wars but in 1905, a Policy society bought the castle and began to restore it.  The castle was again almost destroyed in 1945 by the Nazis but managed to, once again, remain mostly intact.

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