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In Renaissance Galleries

In Renaissance Galleries

Sucha Beskidzka Castle

Practical information

Visiting
The Town Museum, 1 Zamkowa Street (Muzeum Miejskie, ul. Zamkowa 1),
tel.: 0048 33 8742605
http://muzeum.sucha-beskidzka.pl
muzeum@suchabeskidzka.pl

open
May – Oct.:
Tue. – Fri. 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM,
Sat. and Sun. 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM;

Nov. – Apr.:
Tue. – Fri. 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM,
Sat. and Sun. 9.00 AM – 3.00 PM;

the Municipal Arts Centre and Castle Art Gallery, 1 Zamkowa Street (Miejski Ośrodek Kultury z Galerią Sztuki Zamek, ul. Zamkowa 1),
tel.: 0048 33 8741303
http://www.zameksuski.pl
mok@zameksuski.pl

open Mon. – Sat.: 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM.

Getting there
The castle lies 55 km from Krakow: take the Zakopane road, i.e. Road No. 7, from south Krakow to Głogoczów. Head for Bielska-Biała on Road No. 52, then take Voivodship Road No. 956 through Sułkowice and Zembrzyce.

Accommodation, food and drink
The Kasper Suski Hotel and Restaurant, 1 Zamkowa Street (Kasper Suski**, ul. Zamkowa 1),
tel.: 0048 33 8741639
http://www.kaspersuski.pl
hotel@kaspersuski.pl
There are few residences in Poland that so well deserve the title of ‘Wawel in miniature’ as Sucha Beskidzka Castle, home of magnates. The arcaded galleries adorning two of the castle courtyard’s three wings are outstanding in their airily delicate elegance. The castle was built by Kasper Castiglione, later also to been know as Kasper Suski. In 1554, this goldsmith of Florentine origin built a Renaissance manor which today forms a small section of the castle’s south wing. In the early 17th century, the work of a subsequent owner, Komorowski, transformed the manor into a residence with an arcaded courtyard. During the following centuries the castle remained in the hands of magnates hailing from Wielkopolska, the Branackis and the Tarnowskis and, despite numerous alterations, it retained its beautiful Renaissance layout. The castle currently houses the Town Museum, an arts centre, a hotel and a restaurant.

What else is worth seeing?
A wooden karczma, an inn, stands on the town square in Sucha Beskidzka. A unique piece of wooden architecture, it was erected in the latter half of the 18th century. Its high, shingled roof, supported by shady arcades, covers a dark interior decorated and furnished in the old-world style of ages long gone. As a traditional restaurant, the doors of Rome Inn („Karczma Rzym”) are always open to guests.
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