Welcome to Świętokrzyskie, a region filled with magic and energy. You can find here places of mystic power – places that will inspire you with spiritual, physical and intellectual fire, giving you the strength to visit even more of the area’s wonderful attractions.
Świętokrzyskie is also a region with a very rich history, and the traces of its turbulent past can be seen everywhere. The treasures left behind by the area’s former inhabitants will both educate and impress you.
In the region’s towns, including Sandomierz, Kielce, Pińczów and Szydłów, offer priceless examples of architectural heritage, and the entire
Region is dotted with castles, palaces and mansions (Ujazd, Kurozwęki, Sobków, Chęciny). These, along with thought-provoking museums, halls of memory and exhibitions offer an insight into the rich culture and history of the area.
A search for spiritual strength flowing from religion and places of worship could lead you on a trek to Święty Krzyż, to Kałków-Godów or to follow the trail of the Cistercians and the many sanctuaries. You can soak up the peace and quiet in the Złoty Las (Golden Forest) Hermitage at Rytwiany, take a moment at the roadside shrines in Ponidzie, and glance inside the numerous churches and chapels – large and small – that are dotted throughout the region.
Take a journey back through time in the Old Polish Industrial District (Staropolski Okręg Przemysłowy), guided by the perfectly preserved relics of former technology through the ages, or discover the region’s varied geology, thanks to the Świętokrzyskie Archaeological-Geological Trail (Świętokrzyski Szlak Archeo-Geologiczny).
The Kielce Country Museum and the Ethnographic Park in Tokarnia, in particular, have prepared some special treats for people interested in traditions and folk customs.
The wide range of active tourism possibilities available means that you will always find something to suit your mood, pushing yourself only as hard as you feel. And the modern spas in Busko and Solec Zdrój are excellent places to recover and recharge your batteries in style.
There are more adrenaline-fuelled experiences on offer from the sporting aerodromes at Masłów and Pińczów, as well as horse riding centres, canoe runs, ski lifts and amazing open-air events. Or just reconnect with beautiful, unspoiled nature, thanks to hundreds of kilometres of walking and cycling trails, as well as pristine rivers and lakes that will take your breath away.
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