Palace with a rich history and unique architecture

Neo-Gothic Palace in Zawada

The oldest stones of this building were laid in the 16th century, but it was remodeled in the Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century. Once completed, it was a beautiful square residence with towers at each corner, maintained in the Neo-Gothic style. Its current shape, with a single tower, is the result of damage from 1914 and subsequent devastation. During this period, the building was set on fire at least twice by the occupying Russian troops. The remaining tower, topped with battlements and attached to a turret housing the staircase, is preserved in the Gothic style. Another preserved element is the palace wing with stepped gables. Next to it, during the interwar period, a manor-villa was built, which is an exact replica of the residence of Rhodes Smith, the discoverer of diamond deposits in Rhodesia and South Africa.

Castle tower

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