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  Pieskowa Skala castle
by Paul2001

The Pieskowa Skala castle is one of the best preserved castles in the region surrounding Krakow. The castle was originally built in the late 14th century but was for the most part completely rebuilt in the 1580's. Inside is a very good museum that features excellent examples of baroque and roccoco decorative artworks and furniture in each room. I met a Polish born family now living in Texas while touring the castle museum. They were very friendly and helped me with all the Polish translations for each exhibit. The castle has a very good restaurant located in one of the fortified bastions.
The castle museum is open 10am to 3:30pm Tuesday to Friday and until 5:30pm on the weekends. It cost 7zl to enter.
The Pieskowa Skala castle is located in the lovely Ojcow Valley. A hike up and down the valley makes for an excellent daytrip from Krakow. The valley is especially scenic and notable for its limestone pillared rock formations. There are also several ruined castles within the valley to explore.

Directions: The Pieskowa Skala castle is located in the lovely Ojcow Valley at the furthest north end of the valley itself. It is thirty kilometres north of Krakow. I visited by bus and a bit of a hike.

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  • Written Aug 16, 2004
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