Castle in Oporów

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We arrive in Oporów a few minutes after 8 pm, we pass a tall fence and start wondering if they will let us in. They will, but the security guard wearing a stern face informs us that we only have a few minutes. Despite that, I take out the drone and he suddenly changes his appearance – he becomes curious and starts taking pictures of us filming. I think he’s ours now so we film in peace. A lovers’ couple on a bench nearby is also happy – they have a few more minutes for themselves and we’re a kind of an unexpected attraction.

It’s cool to look at a place that was modified so many times yet retained its original form. A gothic style castle was built here around 1440 by the bishop of Kujawy Władysław Oporowski. It was the seat of house of Oporowski with coat of arms Sulima and then property of few other families. Located on an island surrounded by moat, it’s one of the few monuments of this type in Poland. It consists of a rectangular courtyard, a tower, bastion with a chapel and a residential house.

Inside, there’s an exhibition of works of art and handicraft depicting gentry culture.

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We arrive in Oporów a few minutes after 8 pm, we pass a tall fence and start wondering if they will let us in. They will, but the security guard wearing a stern face informs us that we only have a few minutes. Despite that, I take out the drone and he suddenly changes his appearance – he becomes curious and starts taking pictures of us filming. I think he’s ours now so we film in peace. A lovers’ couple on a bench nearby is also happy – they have a few more minutes for themselves and we’re a kind of an unexpected attraction.

It’s cool to look at a place that was modified so many times yet retained its original form. A gothic style castle was built here around 1440 by the bishop of Kujawy Władysław Oporowski. It was the seat of house of Oporowski with coat of arms Sulima and then property of few other families. Located on an island surrounded by moat, it’s one of the few monuments of this type in Poland. It consists of a rectangular courtyard, a tower, bastion with a chapel and a residential house.

Inside, there’s an exhibition of works of art and handicraft depicting gentry culture.

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