Zamek Królewski w Chęcinach

Zamek Królewski w Chęcinach

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Undoubtedly, the Royal Castle in Chęciny is a magic place. Recently, a complete revitalization of the Castle has been proceeded and the castle is now shining anew. During the day, wandering through the fortress, you will be surprised by the amount of attractions you encounter. Moving back in time come and see the castle's crew in historical costumes. Ferro Aquilae Team is inviting you for a dance. In the background, you may hear the clangs of swords and loud uproars. It is the knight's fights and arquebuses shots. In the yard of the lower castle, the armourer is precisely preparing the armour. Is the castle preparing for a siege? There is a Cage of Shame nearby which is awaiting for the prisoners and just behind it, there are enormous stocks. And in the dungeon? Long time ago there was a prisoner chained to its walls...In the treasury, the gold and the silver shimmers, the coins are falling out from the chests. The castle is old, but full of life! The Royal Castle is located on the Castle Mountain. In order to reach the ruins from the Chęciny centre, it is advisable to follow Jędrzejowska street, heading to the southwest to the car park at the foot of the castle. Next, follow the Royal Route up to the fortress' gate. You can choose another, more difficult trail to the castle - from the main square follow a stony road past the Chęciny Commune Office, turn right next to the church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew and head upwards following a steep path towards the castle.
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1-2 hours
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Mateusz Franckiewicz
Gdansk, Poland589 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
The ruins of the royal castle from the 13th-14th centuries. To this day, the outer walls, two towers, a tower and foundations of residential buildings have been preserved.
From here, in 1331, Łokietek's army set off for the battle of Płowce with the Teutonic Knights. From 1318, the castle served as the royal treasury. Casimir the Great expanded the stronghold, making Chęciny one of the most powerful strongholds with a crew of 150. Castle conquered and mostly ruined during the "Swedish Deluge". The castle was periodically inhabited by: Elżbieta Łokietkówna, Zofia Holsztyńska (wife of Władysław Jagiełło) and Bona Sforza. Later, a royal prison was established here, where the alleged lovers of Jagiełło's wife and prisoners of the Teutonic Knights from Grunwald were kept.
Written January 23, 2022
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Jakub G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands27 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Great view from the hill. Very nice historical medieval castel. Very friendly tour guide. Very nice nice walk up to the castel with historical statues on the way. Close to the castel is situated old jews cementary as well.
Written June 23, 2021
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JoJoMKG
London, UK124 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Last time we’ve visited was over 20 years ago.. there were just ruins (still magnificent) with no easy access to apart from field climb. The renovation Checiny Castle went through is amazing. It was a rather cold day but sunny with no clouds. View from the towers is absolutely stunning. We managed to take part in archery and overall had a great morning out.
Written April 29, 2018
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Wojciech S
Campinas, SP18 contributions
Jun 2016
This is a small 13th century castle ruins overlooking the town of Checiny. Definitely worth visiting on a sunny day. It can be reached via marked trail system from Kielce (circa 15-16km). A great destination for a bike trip.
Written March 27, 2017
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annaaW6333ID
Warsaw, Poland217 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did a lot on the Eagle Nest Trail and still decided to stop here. Nicely restored, pleasant views. Leaving the castle we stopped over next to a surviving synagogue, which functioned for 300 years until 1939
Written August 12, 2019
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Sophia B
Northumberland58 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is a fairly small but we'll kept ruin with good information and amazing views from both towers.
There is a hidden Jewish cemetery near by that few people know about.

Great way to fill an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon
Written February 5, 2018
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Sofy H
Ashdod, Israel18 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Visit if you are around anyway. The entrance is cheap, the view from the castle is nice. You can go up the tower but there are no rooms to see as I expected. Also there are some additional activities inside, for additional payment. Good for children.
Written August 29, 2017
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Edyta A
Fort Worth, TX45 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This 14th century castle is beautiful, fun and educational for families with children but it's not stroller or wheel chair friendly. You can leave stroller next to the ticket box if you want & continue on foot with kids in the carrier etc. The fortress was build this way because of it's historical function (supposed to be hard to get). My elementary school age kid loved the castle. We were able to climbed both towers, see beautiful panorama of Świętokrzyskie voivodeship, check treasury, prison tower (where even future Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights was imprisoned), learn medieval dances, try knights armor etc. This castle is located close to highways S7 between Warsaw and Cracow. Perfect for a 2 hours stop or you can check other local attractions like Raj Cave (Jaskinia Raj) and Neanderthal Center and/ or Da Vinci Science Center (Centrum Nauki Da Vinci) and make it a whole day trip. All these attractions are perfect for families with kids.
Written June 30, 2016
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MarcinWZ
Wetzlar, Germany412 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
This castle has been renovated recently and now is a pretty good attraction to visit if you are in/near Kielce or the Raj Cave. There are some fun bits - trying on a helmet made by a resident blacksmith, lifting massive swords of being locked up in a cage of shame and drawing a bow to fire a couple of arrows. The views from castle's towers are superb and IMHO they are the highlight of this place.
So to sum it up it is a compact attraction worth seeing for an hour or so, maybe a bit longer if your kid wants to see the skeleton (made of plastic) in the dungeon or to climb a tower for a few times :)
Written September 23, 2015
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Daniel K
Lodz, Poland48 contributions
Just remainings (ruins in fact) of the old castle. Not much to see but nicely located among the hills of Swietokrzyskie Mountains.
Written November 27, 2012
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