Krasiczyn Castle

Castle in Krasiczyn

The castle at Krasiczyn, 11km southwest of Przemyśl, is right out of a fairy tale with its rectilinear shape and turreted towers on the corners. It was designed in Renaissance style by Italian architect Galeazzo Appiani and built between 1592 and 1618 for the wealthy Krasicki family. The design features a spacious, arcaded courtyard. Depending on how much time you have, you can see tour the interiors (in Polish only) or simply stroll the park and peek into the courtyard.

The design of the towers was a conscious reflection of the social order at the time. The towers were named (clockwise from the southeastern corner) after God, the pope, the king and the nobility. The God Tower (Baszta Boska), topped with a dome, houses a chapel. The King Tower (Baszta Królewska), with its conical roof and little turrets, would make a lovely home for Rapunzel of long-haired fame. On the courtyard side of the castle walls are Renaissance sgraffiti decorations of Biblical scenes and Polish nobility.