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“Nice castle, but a great tourist attraction”
Review of Nidzica Castle

Nidzica Castle
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Warszawa, Polska
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“Nice castle, but a great tourist attraction”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's hard to evaluate this castle as it is a mix of a tourist attraction, hotel, restaurant, local cultural office space, small museum, art gallery and you name it ;)
Let me start off that the city itself after the 2 WW did not raise from the ashes and has v.little to offer. Even the town square resembles more a big parking lot than a place one would take kids for ice cream.

The castle is located nicely 200m from the main square on the hill. The location in the park is for sure a plus. On the other hand the information on parking space is misleading. There is a lot of parking space, but a lot has a sign you have to pay for it....which is an obsolete info. So in general parking is free, but worth 2checking before going for a visit to the walls.

The castle entrance is nice, the castle from the architectural standpoint is really ok, but the renovation in the 60's made it mark. A lot of renovations where done in a cheap manner and using concrete etc. to make it more a working location. At the end, I think it is better than having the place add to the many forgotten castle ruins.

There is no entry fee to see the castle out and in the courtyard. The 2euro entry fee for the small museum and one wing of the castle is adequate. A bit of a pity you can't visit the towers (hotel grounds) and other wings (local institutions).

Big plus for the guide. A nice chap who really made the 40min guided tour interesting. He squeezed more from the castle more than he given (limited attractions etc.). Nice job!

We have not checked the local restaurant (heard it is moderate) nor the hotel.

In summary, if you are traveling in Poland to visit castle, there are much better options. At the same time if you have 30min for a rest and you are driving through near the city, do consider for a short stop.

Visited August 2013
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