Kielce Cathedral

Basilica in Kielce

Kielce's cathedral looks nothing like the Romanesque church first erected here in 1171; it was rebuilt in the 17th century and dressed in baroque decorations. The cathedral's underground crypts are the final resting place for many bishops. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1999. It was given a massive overhaul in 2012 and has emerged gleaming.