Eagles’ Nest - Royal Castle in Bobolice

The royal Castle in Bobolice was built in the Polish Jura as a part of medieval defense system of royal strongholds (so-called Eagles’ Nests) with protected of western part of Kingdom of Poland. The castle in Bobolice is one of the symbols of the Polish Jura and it is one of the most beautiful fortresses on the Eagles’ Nests tourist trail. The Trail of the Eagles' Nests is named after a chain of 25 medieval castles which the trail passes by, between Częstochowa and Kraków (for example: castles in Mirów and Olsztyn).
The picturesque stronghold in Bobolice is situated on a steep rocky hill (360 m above sea level). It was accessible through a drawbridge over the dry moat, and the entire construction was surrounded by walls with battlements, made of local white limestone.

The castle in Bobolice was built by King Casimir III the Great in the middle of the 14th century and from that time on was owned by a number of noble families. The castle was was plundered and totally ruined in 1657 by Swedish troops during the Deluge. Now the castle belongs to the Lasecki family, who decided to rebuild it in 1999. Completly renovated - rebuilt on its ruins looks excellent and attract tourists from the whole world.

The castle has of course its own ghost - "white lady". According to old fairy tale castles in Bobolice and Mirów was owned by two twin brothers. The brothers understood each other perfectly and could go through fire and water for each other. Legend has it that they dug a tunnel between the two strongholds and they hid it in the tunnel a big treasure. A few years later one of of them brought a beautiful girl from his war expedition. Suspecting that his twin brother may have fallen in love with the girl, he locked her in the cellar near the treasure. One day, he caught the pair of lovers in the vault. He got angry, murdered his brother and bricked up the girl in the castle dungeons. The ghost of the girl is still said to haunt the castle tower. Perhaps it is a fairy tale but in the 19th century a huge treasure was found in stronghold cellars.



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  1. Oh what a fabulous stronghold! And a good story to go with it.

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  2. Spaniale wygląda i ujęcie również jest piękne.

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  3. I had no idea there were so many castles in Poland! And that's a beautiful one.

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  4. Looks magnificent. How interesting that the natural outcropping of rock was incorporated into the castle. I'd love to see what the inside looks like.
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  5. Those are great photos of the castle

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  6. These really do look like something from a fairy tale

    mollyxxx

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  7. Great photos. Poland is more interesting country than I thought.

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  8. A magnificent Castle & I love the way it's been built into the rocks like that. When you consider the size of the Castle those rocks are pretty huge

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  9. What overly photos !
    Bellybytes@unishta from
    MumbaiOnAHigh

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  10. Wow! Fabulous photography!

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  11. Now that's one stunning castle, enhanced by your photography I'm sure! Thanks for sharing this beauty, as well as the knowledge of it too.

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  12. 'Live and learn' is a good motto...and your photos and text have contributed to just that!! Thanks for the fine posting.

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  13. Beautiful photos and incredible history! Looks like it's built out of solid rock!

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  14. I wish we had places like that to check out here but sadly NZ isn't old enough

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  15. An amazing fortress. The style has a few whispers of a chateau. Adore the white lady story.

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  16. It's amazing how they built such wonderful castles so long ago. I love that they found treasure so the fairy story may be true #MySundayPhoto

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  17. I've always been fond of the round towers on castles. Gorgeous photos

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  18. What an amazing castle standing in a beautiful spot with quite a tale to tell.

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  19. Wonderful castle and time of day for capturing it. Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens".

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  20. must have been a marvellous stronghold but it looks like a fairy castle now.

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  21. What. An. Amazing. Castle! And images too! Wow.

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  22. What a great presentation. So much history and very interesting.

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  23. Extraordinarily beautiful!

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  24. What a place and what a castle and you have photographed them so well ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  25. I love these photos, especially the one shot from below!
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  26. A beautiful fairy tale castle. I love it.

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  27. Castles look regal and never fail to fascinate me.Have a nice day.

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  28. Wonderful photos of an amazing place and a stunning castle! Definitely a place to visit...
    Thanks for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

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  29. What a fantastic castle.......fabulous shots!

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  30. It's not often you get to take castle pics, nice jjob

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  31. That is gorgeous. Wish I could see it in person but this is the next best thing

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  32. What a remarkable castle! I enjoyed reading the information about it, especially the white lady legend!

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  33. Thank you for joining us at Saturday Silhouettes.

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  34. gorgeous.... seems a place worth visiting
    wonderful photo's

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  35. The architecture is beautiful, the location unbeatable.

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

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  36. What an amazing place! And those BOULDERS are massive! The scenery and the story behind the castle are both fantastic.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  37. Calling by from ABC Wednesday, not sure this is the right post though as could not work out the U significance.

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  38. that castle is up there
    is that your U word?
    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Upland is my U word. That castle is an element of landscape of the Polish Jura Upland

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