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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…
Monastery in Świętokrzyski National Park

Benedictine Monastery of Holy Cross

This hilltop monastery got its name from the segment of Jesus’ cross that was supposedly kept here. The abbey is at the top of Łysa Góra (595m) – the second-highest peak in the Świętokrzyski range after Łysica (612m…
National Park in Świętokrzyski National Park

Świętokrzyski National Park

This national park covers around 60 sq km and was established to protect the Świętokrzyski (Holy Cross) Mountains, Poland’s oldest mountainous geological formation (and lowest, due to erosion over more than 300 mill…
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 – …
Church in Świętokrzyski National Park

Holy Cross Church

The Holy Cross Church in the Benedictine Monastery of Holy Cross was rebuilt several times over the years. The present-day church and its mainly neoclassical interior date to the late 18th century. In addition to th…
Museum in Świętokrzyski National Park

Museum of the Holy Cross Ancient Metallurgy

Although it may not look like it, the area around the Świętokrzyski National Park is home to the largest ancient metallurgical centre discovered in Europe to date. This museum was established on the site of primitiv…
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…
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…
Museum in Kielce

Museum of Toys and Play

This delightful museum offers the chance to reminisce about toys you forgot you wanted. The room full of frogs somehow makes sense when you’re there.