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Top Choice Museum in Kielce

Kraków Bishops' Palace

Kielce was the property of the Kraków bishops from the 12th century through 1789. This palace was built (from 1637 onwards) as one of their seats and remains a testament to the richness of that era. The highlight of…
Top Choice Cafe in Kielce

Calimero Cafe

Plan to lunch at this casual bakery and cafe that specialises in healthy, delicious soups, sandwiches and salads, including our favourite: the house salad with dried ham, goat's cheese and pomegranate seeds. It serv…
Museum in Kielce

Open-Air Museum of the Kielce Village

This 80-hectare skansen (open-air museum of traditional architecture) is located in the village of Tokarnia, about 20km from Kielce. It’s a pleasant half-day outing, particularly for kids. Several minibuses from Kie…
Memorial in Kielce

Jewish Pogrom Memorial

A small plaque signed by former president Lech Wałęsa identifies the site of a tragic post-WWII pogrom in 1946 committed by Poles against Jews who had survived the Holocaust. The origins of the pogrom are unclear – …
Basilica in Kielce

Kielce Cathedral

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…
Spanish in Kielce

Si Señor

Arguably Kielce's best restaurant, with an intimate, upscale dining room of brown leather chairs, subdued lighting and dark walls. The Spanish-influenced menu is strongest on fish and seafood, though there are a cou…
Italian in Kielce

Siesta Ristorante e Bar

This little pizza and ice-cream joint is a good choice in a city with few decent dining options. Great wood-fired pizzas (our favourite is the 'classic': just tomato sauce and mozzarella, topped with fresh basil), b…
Fair in Kielce

Days of Kielce

Kielce has an active social calendar year-round, but the best fest by far is the annual Days of Kielce, which takes place every year in late May or June over the weekend of the Corpus Christi holiday. The whole town…
Museum in Kielce

Museum of the Dialogue of Cultures

This tiny, uplifting museum is dedicated to global efforts to promote peace and dialogue across cultural and ethnic groups. The museum also holds interesting temporary exhibitions, such as a fascinating display of C…
Live Music in Kielce

Dom Środowisk Twórczych

One of the best music venues in town, offering temporary exhibitions and live music (depending on the night, from classical to rock and jazz) in a resplendent but relaxed open-air space in a backyard garden. There's…