The Sokół palace is situated in the Municipal Park in Skawina. It was built on the site of a defensive castle, probably raised as early as in the times of Casimir the Great or shortly after his death. The castle was destroyed during the “Swedish Deluge” in the 17th century, when Swedish troops invaded the town. In the late 19th century the area was passed to the Sokół Gymnastic Society which initiated the construction of the palace to Wincenty Koczarkiewicz’s design. Currently it houses a theatre hall and a café where exhibitions of works by local artists are held. Near the palace stands the monument of Casimir the Great, the founder of Skawina.