The castle by the Soła river Oświęcim
It is a symbol of the town’s long history. Nothing remains from the former castle apart from the massive, square-shaped, 13th century brick tower. The remaining part of the complex was claimed by a fire in 1503. The castle edifices were rebuilt several times and hosted eminent figures, such as: Elżbieta Rakuszanka (the future wife of King Casimir IV Jagiellon), Czech King Ladislaus Jagiellon or Bona Sforza d’Aragona (the future wife of King Sigimund I the Old). Currently, the main chamber of the castle is a museum with historical and ethnographical collections.