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Ruins of the Royal Castle in Koło

Local name: Ruiny Zamku Królewskiego

The remains of a gothic fortress erected in the bend of the Warta River, near the village of Koło. The picturesque location of the ruins makes them beautifully blend in with the surrounding landscape. The elements of the outer structure of the castle have survived to this day: part of the walls, foundations of one of the towers and the lower part of another. In 1953, the remains of the fortifications were entered in the register of monuments. Archaeological research was also carried out there, during which fragments of ceramics and gold objects were found.

The castle was built in the 14th century, during the reign of Casimir the Great, as a royal property. It had numerous fortifications and served primarily a defensive function, as one of the most important fortifications in Wielkopolska. Its walls were visited particularly often by rulers of the Jagiellonian dynasty.

The stronghold fell into decline in the 16th century, and two hundred years later it was partially dismantled by local Bernardines in order to obtain the raw material for the construction of the monastery.


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    62-600 Koło , Poland