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Saint Roch Bastion

The north-western bastion (the pentagonal corner element of the fortifications with protruding longer sides) was initially named after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Starting from the early eighteenth century, it was named after Saint Roch. It was erected in the years 1631-1636, under the guidance of the Kraków mason Jan Zymart. It was rebuilt in 1751. The reconstruction was funded by Michał Morsztyn, Castellan of Nowy Sącz. It is, therefore, also called the Morsztyn family bastion. During the renovation works conducted in 1992, the previous 17th-century bastion was found inside the structure, which protected the fortress against the siege during the “Swedish Deluge”. It was later covered with new walls.

Halberds

Pole weapons such as halberds, partisans and spontoons made from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century are […]

Mementos from the times of the Swedish Deluge

Cannon balls and cracked shells of bombs and grenades are suggestive remnants of the defence of the monastery during the […]

Collections of militaria

The Jasna Góra collection of militaria, displayed in the interior of the Bastion of St. Roch, consists in part of […]

Mementos from Vienna

An impressive group of trophies are items related to the person of King Jan III Sobieski, which come from the […]

“The Battle of the Milvian Bridge” tapestry

The huge tapestry – the only one in the Jasna Góra collection – was created in one of the famous […]

The entrance curtain of the tent of Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa

The most impressive oriental fabric in the Jasna Góra collection is the entrance curtain of the legendary “gold” tent of […]

Oriental firearms

Against the background of the 17th-century Turkish fabrics, a collection of rifles from the period from the 17th to the […]

King Stefan Batory’s cutlass

Among the most valuable of the votive offerings, there is King Stefan Batory’s ceremonial cutlass, an example of a very […]

Hilt and the scabbard of the sabre belonging to Stanisław Żółkiewski, Grand Crown Hetman (Commander).

Hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547-1620), one of the most prominent leaders in the history of the Commonwealth, presented this costly Turkish […]

Mace of Józef Potocki, Grand Crown Hetman

The mace was presented as a votive offering by hetman Józef Potocki (1673-1751), one of the largest magnates of the […]

Mace of Stanisław Rewera Potocki, Grand Crown Hetman (Commander)

The Turkish-Sarmatian type mace, made in Turkey at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, was donated to Jasna […]

Mace of Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski, Grand Crown Hetman

The Hungarian type mace belonging to hetman Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski (1634-1702) was donated by him as a votive offering, most […]

Mace of Tymoteusz Cieciura, Cossack ataman (commander)

The Hungarian type mace from the 16th / 17th century was left by Jan Kazimierz as a votive offering after […]

Mace of Marcin Kalinowski, Crown Field Hetman (Commander).

In the Jasna Góra collection, there are 5 unusually beautiful and valuable hetman (commander) maces. A mace is a weapon […]