Lancut Castle

The Lancut Castle is one of the most splendid magnatial residences in Poland. During its heyday the castle hosted such notables as: future king of France Louis IX, prince Antoni de Bourbon, king John III Sobieski, Hugo Kołłątaj and many others.

The Lancut history dates back to the early Middle Ages. The town was located in 1349 and is associated with the king Casimir the Great. During the centuries Lancut belonged succesively to the polish old aristocratic families: Pileccy, Stadniccy, Lubomirscy and Potoccy. The castle was built by Stanislaw Lubimirski in the years 1629 – 1642 and its present French-Baroque form was created during its remodelling in 1889 – 1912. The quadrilateral structure with corner towers and a small courtyard in the middle is encircled by bastioned fortifications in the form of a five pointed star. Its interiors are decorated in the Baroque, rococo, neoclassical, eclectic and Art Nouveau styles with magnificent murals, stuccoes, sculptures and many graceful wall paintings and floors. You can see here: the ballroom, which held the famous classical music concerts, Chinese Bedroom, Turkish apartment, White Room, biliard room, winter lounge, hall of mirrors. In the Hall of Columns stands the most precious sculputure at Lanut: the 18th-century statue of Henryk Lubomirski as Cupid. The whole complex includes: beautiful gardens, landscape parks, orangery with a winter garden, carriage house, riding hall and a manor house called the Romantic Castle.

Lancut has also the largest collection of carriages in Poland – it comprises around 120 different types of coaches, carriages and other horse-drawn vehicles.

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