Krasiczyn – castle

History

The creation of the first defensive structure in Krasiczyn is connected with Jakub of Siecin, the Rogala coat of arms, the progenitor of the Krasicki family. At the end of the 16th century, the son of Stanisław, who took the surname Krasicki, extended the humble castle. The next owner was Marcin Krasicki, who developed and transformed the raw castle into a residence. He erected a new residential wing, and raised the walls and towers giving them names referring to the four levels of power: Divine, Papal, Royal and Noble. In the following years, the castle was handed over to the Lublin voivode Jan Tarła, who was a supporter of king August II, which meant that in 1726 Krasiczyn was invaded by Russian and Cossack troops. The castle was seriously damaged and robbed. From 1834, it belonged to the Sapieh family, who in the nineteenth century carried out renovation and partial reconstruction.

Architecture

The first fortified seat was made of a gatehouse and wooden – earth fortifications on the projection of a quadrilateral. At the end of the 16th century, the residence was built on a square-like view, with a large courtyard, four towers-bastions in the corners and a house at the northern curtain, adjacent to the entrance gate. The walls were equipped with arrowslits and the castle was surrounded by a moat and a earth ramparts.

Current state

The present appearance of the renovated and renewed castle in Krasiczyn is an example of the renaissance-mannerist style. It performs hotel, recreational and conference functions. You can check the prices and hours of the visit on the official website here.

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bibliography:
Leksykon zamków w Polsce, L.Kajzer, S.Kołodziejski, J.Salm, Warszawa 2003.