Mazowieckie/ Medieval castle discovered in Żelechów

We wanted to discover another Malbork, and we found… Biskupin, say discoverers of the late medieval castle in Żelechów (Mazowieckie). It was the seat of the noble Ciołek family; its wooden elements have been preserved to this day.

The search for the castle in Żelechów lasted several years. Historians knew from a few mentions that there used to be a stronghold in this area in the Middle Ages. Now – thanks to the use of air laser scanning and other methods that do not even require driving the blade into the ground – they precisely located the lost structure. It is located north-west of the Żelechów market square, near fishponds.

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