Tenczynek Landscape Park
Tenczyński Park Krajobrazowy
category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Tenczynek Landscape Park ( Tenczyński Park Krajobrazowy) is a protected area ( a Landscape Park) in southern Poland, established in 1981, and covering an area of 117.47 square kilometres (45.36 sq mi).
The Park lies within
Lesser Poland Voivodeship: in Chrzanów County ( Gmina Chrzanów, Gmina Alwernia, Gmina Babice, Gmina Trzebinia) and Kraków County ( Gmina Krzeszowice, Gmina Liszki, Gmina Wielka Wieś, Gmina Zabierzów). It takes its name from the village of Tenczynek in Gmina Krzeszowice.
Tenczynek Landscape Park is the location of a medieval
Tenczyn Castle built as a seat of the powerful Tęczyński family. The castle fell into ruin during the [1 ] Deluge in mid-17th century, after being pillaged and burned by Swedish- Brandenburgian forces looking for the Polish Crown Jewels and the rumored treasures of the Tęczyński family. Within the Landscape Park are five [2 ] nature reserves.
References [ edit ]
^ "Rudno". Zamki (Castles) (in Polish). Zamki.res.pl . Retrieved 2010-10-09.
^ Ryszard Rogiński (1990). Zamki i twierdze w Polsce: historia i legendy (Castles and fortresses in Poland: history and legends) (in Polish). Instytut Wydawniczy Związków Zawodowych. p. 97. ISBN 83-202-0796-7.
Coordinates: 50°05′59″N 19°38′42″E / 50.099716°N 19.644911°E