The castle in Lancut, Poland

If you happen to be in Poland, it is quite a good idea to visit the castle in Lancut. You can see it inside with a special guide and it's rather nice with all its suite of rooms, the Japanese-style suite, the small concert hall or the grand ballroom.

Lancut, Poland - castle

To see the castle on the outside, though, is as rewarding. The castle was built in the 17th century in the "palazzo in fortezza" style, and two centuries later it was changed into a palace-park complex. This, more or less, is what you can admire nowadays - the building is surrounded by a moat and all around it there is a huge, beautiful park.

Lancut, Poland - castle

There are some fountains in rose gardens.

Lancut, Poland - castle fountain

As you can see, the variety of plant species is amazing.

Lancut, Poland - castle rose garden
Lancut, Poland - castle moat

It's so romantic...

Lancut, Poland - castle bridge

Have a look at this peacock-guarded gate.

Lancut, Poland - castle peacock gate

I wonder what they are used for...

Lancut, Poland - castle - supports

Aha! Two years later everything's clear!

Lancut, Poland - castle - supports with flowers

The stone lion. So peaceful, so self-confident.

Lancut, Poland - castle - the stone lion

And could it be...? Yes, it is almost a lion, well, a cat in fact, looking for something tasty in the grass of the moat.

Lancut, Poland - castle - a cat in the moat