Suliszowice – castle


   The watchtower was probably built in the 14th century, but it is not certain whether at the initiative of king Kazimierz the Great or prince Władysław Opolczyk. It was first mentioned only in 1581 and already it was probably abandoned.


   The castle consisted of an upper part situated on a rock 15-20 meters high and a lower part on the eastern side at the base of the rock, surrounded by a earth rampart and a ditch. There, the ramparts formed two round sections closing the space between another rock located in the east. The upper castle was built of broken limestone, and its walls were up to 1.8 meters thick. It was built on the plan of an irregular polygon, adapted in shape to the form of the hill. It is difficult to determine which way the entry road led, perhaps because of the inaccessibility of the rock, the crew climbed a lowered ladder or some kind of wooden stairs.

Current state

   To this day have survived a section of the wall, length of 19,5 meters and the thickness of up to 1,8 meters and the relics of the buildings at the foot of the rock. The entrance to the rock is very difficult.

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Leksykon zamków w Polsce, red. L.Kajzer, Warszawa 2003.
Sypek R., Zamki i obiekty warowne Jury Krakowsko-Częstochowskiej, Warszawa 2003.