"Alumnat or a hospice for the military" Tykocin Things to Do Tip by evaanna
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Founded by Krzysztof Wiesiolowski, the Great Marshal of Lithuania and subprefect of Tykocin, this building was erected in 1633-34 on the plan of a square with a yard in the middle and two towers facing the river, which are no longer there. It looked like a small castle but was destined for war veterans, who had spent their life in the service of their country. Not any veterans though, they had to be officers, of noble birth and, for some reason, Catholics.
It served this purpose until WWI, then was converted into flats for poor families. It now houses a hotel and a restaurant.
Address: Poswietna 1, 60-080 Tykocin
Directions: To the left of the Holy Trinity Church
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