Photographer's Note

The Niedzica Castle (up to the 19th century called Dunajec Castle.It belonged in turn to several Hungarian noble families. After the I World War the Niedzica Castle was incorporated in the Polish State together with the northern part of the Spisz. Nationalized after the II World War it was entrusted to the Association of Art Historians and adapted for a hotel and a museum.
The ghostly legends at the castle originate from one of the first owners of the castle, Sebastian Brezevichy. He traveled to Peru in South America, and he went on to marry a woman named Umina, who was an Inca royal. When war broke out between Spain and Peru in the 1860s, the Brezevichy family moved back to Niedzica, Poland. They brought along with them the Inca treasure of the family so the Spanish would not be able to take it. The legend says that Umina was murdered in front of the castle by a treasure hunting thief, and the ghost of Umina appears every night to scare away anyone who comes close to the castle in order to protect her gold. Umina is referred to as the “White Lady” of Niedzica Castle.

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