Kazimierz Castle

The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

Ojców Castle was deserted in 1826, and has since fallen into ruin. The 14th-century entrance gate and octagonal tower are original, but there’s little else to explore. The view of the wooden houses scattered across the slopes of Prądnik Valley is worth the effort. Access the castle via a steep trail from the PTTK car park.

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1. Chapel on the Water

0.19 MILES

About 300m north of Ojców is the frequently photographed Chapel on the Water, which was fashioned in 1901 from the bathhouse that originally stood in its…

2. King Łokietek Cave

0.85 MILES

Stretching over 270m through several passages, Łokietek Cave is accessible from the black trail heading south from Ojców Castle and can be visited on a 30…

3. Wierzchowska Górna Cave

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Just outside the park boundaries, Wierzchowska Górna Cave is in the village of Wierzchowie, 5km southwest of Ojców. At 950m long, Wierzchowska is the…

4. Pieskowa Skała Castle

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5. Galeria Stańczyk

10.18 MILES

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6. Piłsudski Mound

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7. Krakowski Park

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8. Zoological Gardens

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