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Baranów Sandomierski Castle

On the east bank of the Vistula River shines the most valuable and most beautiful of former Polish magnate residences – the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski. This impressive example of the renaissance architecture is one of the most well-preserved objects in Europe.

On the central section of the River Vistula lies a shining pearl of the Polish 16th century architecture - the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski. The Castle with the adjacent Castle Hotel are surrounded by fourteen hectares of a parkland and they are charmingly set in the landscape of the Vistula plain. As the former seat of the Leszczyński family, that was known by its sophisticated style, the Castle is also called "the Little Wawel" in reference to the Wawel Castle in Kraków. 

The Castle in Baranów Sandomierski is a world-class monument which atracts tourists, enthusiasts of active recreation as well as business people seeking for an interesting location for organising trainings, conferences or private meetings.

Castle History

The Castle was erected at the end of the 16th century in the place of a medieval fortified knightly manor. In the 15th century the Baranowski manor belonged to the noble Baranowski family. At the turn of the 16th century the Górków family from Greater Poland became the owner of Baranów. In 1569 Stanisław Górka sold the Baranowski property to Rafał Leszczyński. The current form of the Castle is an impressive testimony of the refined style of the wealthy Leszczyński family. Most likely it was designed by the Italian architect and sculptor Santi Gucci. Interiors of the Castle are decorated by Giovanni Battista Falconi and Tylman van Gameren. With its magnificent appearance the Castle is called the "Little Wawel" in reference to the Royal Wawel Castle in Kraków. (more)


Castle hotel offer you over 80 accommodations in 46 rooms in the Castle as well as in the three-star Castle Hotel. (more)


The museum tours given every hour, exclusively with a guide. Tour starts every hour from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tour length – approx. 45 minut. Tour of our 16th century castle which includes: traversing a park, visiting the Cloistered Castle Courtyard, visiting the Secession Castle Chapel, visiting historical interiors on first floor.

Museum in the Castle open daily except Mondays

  • in season (April 1st to October 30th) open hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • out of season (November 11th to March 31st) open hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • concessionary ticket fares: retirees, pensioners, children and school-aged youth
  • children up to 7 years old: free admission
  • admission tickets may be purchased at the ticket office
  • souveniers and publications may be purchased in the castle shop

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