Ogrodzieniec is a small town whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. For centuries, it was developing in the shadow of the mighty castle "Ogrodzieniec", standing on the top of the Jurassic hill called Mount Janowski. The modern town center is located in the vicinity of Plac Wolności (Freedom Square), while the former marketplace is today’s Pilsudski Square, where there is the much rebuilt edifice, which once housed the town hall, and in its vicinity - a historic church.
The present church of the Transfiguration in
Ogrodzieniec, stands on the site of a former
wooden shrine of Saint Lawrence (which existed
here since the Middle Ages to the mideighteenth century). The church was under
construction off and on since the 50s of the
eighteenth century. The last stages of the
construction fell on the years between 1783
and 1787, when the owner of Ogrodzieniec was
Jan Józef Jakliński. The church combines the late
Baroque and neo-Classicist styles. The brick
building has a lofty tower.
You can learn about the castles and forts of the Polish Jura in just several minutes in the Miniature Park Ogrodzieniec! With great care and knowledge, 16 fortresses along the
Eagles’ Nests Trail have been reconstructed here. In a picturesque setting, at the foot of the ruins of the castle of Ogrodzieniec, miniature castles from the period of their greatest prosperity have been recreated, preserving the natural environment of each of the buildings. There are also medieval siege machines, and recently - a replica of the
monastery of Jasna Góra.
Ogrodzieniec Castle is the largest castle of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland and, undoubtedly, one the most
beautiful castles in Poland. It is located on Mount
Janowski at the heart of the Upland. Fantastic rock
formations, which were used to construct the castle,
make the majestic ruins even more picturesque. The
castle is situated in the central part of the Polish Jura and
it is easy to get there. The red marked Eagles' Nests Trail