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The Palace of the Raczyński Family in Złoty Potok


The palace of Złoty Potok was rebuilt at the initiative of the new owner of the property, General Wincenty Krasiński in the 1850s. It was erected on the site of a castle, and earlier of a fortified mansion, which had been standing here since the end of the thirteenth century. In 1857, Zygmunt Krasiński, a national poet of Polish Romantic literature was staying with his family in the palace. The final neo-classicist form was given to the building at the beginning of the twentieth century, after the reconstruction made by Count Karol Raczyński. The palace is surrounded by a park.

Location
street Kościuszki 9
42-253 Złoty Potok
Janów
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
in the country
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: +48 34 3278030
: +48 34 3278088
: www.janow.pl
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: castles/palaces/manors, architectural monuments
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