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The Castle in Mirów


Undoubtedly, it is one of the most beautiful monuments on the Trail of Eagles' Nests. A monumental castle building lies on a hill. For some its shape resembles a boat. In spite of many years of being in ruins it is still fairly impressive. The Mirowska fortress is one of the oldest fortifications of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. We know that a stone watchtower was erected in the mid-fourteenth century, during the reign of Casimir the Great.

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Mirów
Niegowa
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
in the country
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: http://www.niegowa.eu/content/view/17/1/
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: castles/palaces/manors
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: whole year

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