Krasiczyn Castle is more of a palace come stately home than a castle and is beautifully photogenic, the kind of place where young girls dream of marrying their Prince Charming. Whitewashed walls, turrets and an arcaded courtyard all help to give Krasiczyn that Cinderella feeling, cue the scene with the glass slipper but lets leave out the ugly sisters!
On a serious note, Krasiczyn is is one of the most precious Renaissance historic monuments in Poland, built between 1592 and 1618 for the extremely well-to-do Krasicki family. It is located in southeastern Poland within the Subcarpathian Voivodeship.
The designer definitely did not suffer from OCD because the shape of the structure resembles an irregular quadrangle; which is quite enlightening considering the strict adherence to building practice and right angles at the time.
The towers of Krasiczyn Castle were interestingly named after God, the Pope, the King and Nobility, with the King Tower being the favourite of potential Princesses, this is the one with a conical roof and little turrets (where’s Rapunzel?). Any Knights in shining armour wishing to rescue the sleeping princess, the God Tower (topped with a dome) is home to a chapel, take note!
Over the years, the castle has been owned by several noble Polish families and has been visited by many Polish kings. One of most precious elements of the complex is the chapel, located in the Divine Tower, which has been compared to the Sigismund’s Chapel in Krakow’s Wawel Cathedral.
Krasiczyn was used as an Army barracks during WWII and it suffered from vandalism and looting but was renovated back to its former glory after the collapse of Communist system.
In 2000, Krasiczyn was added to the association of hotels and restaurants located in historic buildings. The rooms are located in different parts of the castle complex.
The hotel offers en suite rooms with satellite TV & free WiFi. Guests are provided with free private parking, a large garden with a designated BBQ area, a cafe and amenities such as bicycle rental. The Castle Restaurant serves Polish and International dishes.