The Royal Castle in Niepołomice, called the second Wawel due to its striking resemblance to the Royal Castle in Kraków, is situated near the Niepołomice Forest.
As the former royal seat, it was visited by numerous Polish rulers and notable personages. Today the inside of the castle is the place where culture, art and history are visible.
In the museum, located within the Castle, one can visit the Gallery of 19th-century Polish art on loan from the collection of the National Museum in Kraków, the castle chapel with the paraments from the parish church in Niepołomice, founded by Casimir III the Great, as well as royal documents, rooms with game trophies and an office which belonged to Włodzimierz Puchalski (1909–1979), a Polish scientist and photographer. The collection includes cameras, personal memorabilia as well as over a hundred thousand photo frames and hundreds of nature shots from the Polish territory as well as the North Pole and the South Pole.
When walking along the castle cloister, visitors can also admire some examples of Renaissance architecture.
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Photograph by Krystyna Konopko (The Museum of Niepołomice — the Niepołomice Royal Castle), © all rights reserved