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The city’s attractions

Kielce is the capital of Świętokrzyskie Province and regional economic and tourist centre. Its rich history makes it a place full of attractions and monuments. Kielce is also a perfect destination for lovers of nature. Kadzielnia Hill and Chęciny-Kielce Landscape Park are only some attractions of the region that are worth seeing.

Main attractions of the city include:

 

               


The Palace of the Kraków Bishops is one of the main symbols of the city. This baroque palace was built in the years 1637-1644 on the Cathedral Hill in Kielce as ordered by bishop Jakub Zadzik.

The Palace used to be the residence of the Kraków Bishops and it has been housing the National Museum since 1971. In 2005 a miraculous Italian garden was set up at the back of the Palace.



Kielce History Museum is located at 4 Św. Leonarda Street in a newly renovated, 19th-century classical tenement house.

The Museum was opened for tourists on 1st February 2008 and it has been extremely popular ever since. Its visitors can attend a number of workshops, concerts and so called "A cart with a history" - a series of meetings showing a history of particular place.

The Museum offers permanent exhibitions showing history of the city as well as many temporary exhibitions.





The Museum of Toys and Play is the oldest and largest museum in Poland. It was established in 1979 and houses over 4.5 thousand exhibit items. 

Visitors can see tens of diverse exhibitions, including dolls from all over the world, historical toys, folk toys, model cars and model railways.

The Museum of Toys and Play can be found at 2 Wolności Square in a historic, 19th-century building of a former covered market.




Świętokrzyskie Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges in south-eastern Poland. 

Steep slopes and deep valleys are typical for the landscape of the highest part of Świętokrzyskie Mountains. The highest peak is Łysica with over 600 metres above sea level.

The Mountains include the National Park and the Fir Forest. It is an open secret that the beautiful mountain landscape catches the eye of every tourist.




The above pictures have been downloaded from Wikipedia
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