Situated in the Holy Cross Mountains in central Poland, Kielce is a historical capital with a long and fascinating past. Once an important centre of limestone mining, the city has played an important role throughout Poland's history. Today, this scenic town offers a variety of interesting natural and cultural attractions for visitors to explore. Kielce is famous for its ancient geological formations, which feature rocks from the Paleozoic age, but there are also many interesting landmarks and historic buildings to explore whilst staying in Kielce accommodation.
As the capital of the Swietokrzyskie Province, Kielce was once controlled by Krakow Bishops and this legacy can be discovered at the Palace of the Krakow Bishops. Built between 1637 and 1644, this palace was once the residence of the Krakow Bishops, but is now the home of the National Museum. During your stay in holiday apartments in Kielce, you can explore the city's fascinating history, by making a visit to the Kielce History Museum on Leonarda Street, a 19th Century house that offers a variety of exhibitions, concerts and workshops. While staying in your Kielce accommodation, you can also visit the Cathedral of the Ascension the Virgin Mary, a 12th Century building that features beautiful paintings and sculptures, including an underground shrine.
Holiday apartments in Kielce offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful, natural environments of the Swietokrzyskie mountains. The city is situated in the middle of the mountains with the northern part of Lesser Poland nearby and is one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe. Famed for its fir trees and fossil footprints which have been found in this area, this is a fantastic place for a day of hiking.