królewski zamek Bobolice

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The castle in Bobolice was built by King Casimir III the Great in the middle of the 14th century, probably in place of an earlier wooden structure. The castle was a part of the defence system of royal strongholds protecting the western border of Poland on the side of Silesia. In 1370, immediately after becoming King of Poland, Louis I the Great granted the castle to Władysław Opolczyk, Duke of Opole, as a prize for his support of the king’s dynastic plans. Nine years later Opolczyk leased the castle to Andrzej Schoen, a Hungarian from Barbalas; the new owner manned it with Germans and Czechs, who robbed local inhabitants and conspired with the Teutonic Order. Dissatisfied with their behaviour, the Polish king Władysław Jagiełło invaded Bobolice in 1396 and took over the castle with adjacent estates. The castle is situated on a steep rocky hill (360 m above sea level). Up till now, only the upper part of the stronghold (the residential building with at least two storeys and remnants of the cylindrical wall tower) has survived. The castle was accessible through a drawbridge over the dry moat, and the entire construction was surrounded by walls with battlements, made of local white limestone. Currently reconstruction works are under way in order to restore the entrance gate and the circumferential wall around the castle grounds.

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Andrey Sulitskiy on April 7, 2013

What a fantastic fairy tale castle! Like very much!

Alicja Azalicja on April 7, 2013


Thank you for the lovely compliment.
Greetings from Poland and all the best.

tirulero1 on April 29, 2013

Bellissimo scatto,il Castello è ancora molto ben tenuto,Like,con amicizia Antonio

Alicja Azalicja on April 30, 2013

Grazie per la vostra amicizia, sovrano di cigni Antonio

Gori Bau on May 8, 2013

very nice shot of the ancient castle, thanks for interesting historical informations => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

Alicja Azalicja on May 8, 2013

Fabrizio,grazie mille. Cordiali saluti dalla Polonia. Alicja

Ahmet Bekir on May 18, 2013

Beautiful scenery and nice captured image Alicija,

like+YS, best wishes, Ahmet

Alicja Azalicja on May 19, 2013

I appreciate your opinion, dear Ahmet. Thank you very much.
I greet and wish you a wonderful weekend.Alicja

Martin Beitz on May 26, 2013

Does Bobo mean something? There is also a royal castle Bobovac in Bosnia. Like. Best wishes, Martin.

Alicja Azalicja on May 26, 2013

Martin,according to legend. first owner of the castle called Bobola. from his name, the name of the castle.
Bobo,word means - supernatural creature of Polish folklore, probably a demon from Slavic beliefs. Other names of the entities are: bobok.
Best wishes dear friend. Alicja

Martin Beitz on May 27, 2013

Thank you very much. Very interesting details. Best wishes, Martin.

Alicja Azalicja on May 28, 2013


Onofre Pimenta on July 2, 2013

Special moment of rare beauty. Picture charming, creative and very well done. Congratulations for the excellent record. Like 13. My good wishes to you week.

Alicja Azalicja on July 2, 2013

I am very pleased with your visit. It's very nice that returns to my gallery. Thank you for your lovely comment.
Warmly greetings. Alicja

Paolo Savigni on February 7, 2014

Nice winter shoot.
Greetings from Ravenna, Paolo

Krzysztof.A. Kubicki on October 5, 2015

w zimowej szacie też piękny ;-) FL

Krzysztof.A. Kubicki on October 6, 2015

i prawie bez turystów.....

Alicja Azalicja on October 6, 2015 już reszteczki zimowej szateczki bo to koniec marca, a co do turystów - nie traci na aktualności "cudze chwalicie,swego nie znacie..."

Krzysztof.A. Kubicki on October 6, 2015

Tak...mam tego wiele przykładów w Kędzierzynie-Koźlu...zaniedbane bo przecież nie jesteśmy ani kurortem ani żadnym takim turystycznym miejscem....tymczasem:

1 zamek w centrum Koźla zaczęli, ale nie ma 50 mln... 2 Baszta twierdzy pierwsza tego typu na świecie!!! 3 śluzy po 200 letnim kanale... to tylko część... Nikogo to nie obchodzi to znaczy niby każdy chce...ale jakoś nic z tego nie ma...

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  • Uploaded on March 27, 2013
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    by Alicja Azalicja
    • Taken on 2013/03/26 19:53:32
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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