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Holy Cross Mountains (Polish: Świętokrzyskie) [1] is a region in Lesser Poland, Poland.



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The Świętokrzyskie mountains are one of the oldest on our planet, with beautiful caves, e.g. Cave Raj, and numerous fossils. Świętokrzyskie is also one of the culturally oldest parts of Poland with its center in Wiślica. In the early Middle Ages Świętokrzyskie was part of Małopolskie which was the major part of Poland after the Polish capital was moved from Gniezno to Kraków in 1040. When in 1138 the Seniorat of Poland was formed, nowerdays Świętokrzyskie was a duchy with the capital in Sandomierz, but soon was again reunited with Małopolskie and subsequently bacame part of the Kingdom of Poland in the beginning of the 14th century. Great castles and palaces were built in this region during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Sandomierz was one of the richest cities due to the Vistula trade route. After the Third Partition of Poland in 1795 most of its territory was annexed by Austria, but became independent as part of the Duchy of Warsaw between 1807-1815. After the Congress of Vienna it became part of the Kingdom of Poland, ruled by the Russian Tsar. After World War I Świętokrzyskie became part of the Second Polish Republic, but was occupied by Nazi-Germany between 1939 and 1944, when it was part of the German Generalgovernement. After World War II it again became part of Poland.


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By place[edit]

There is no international airoirt in Świetkorzyskie. The nearest airports are Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport [2] (WAW), Kraków's John Paul II Balice Airport [3] (KRK), Katowice's Pyrzowice Airport [4] (KTW), Rzeszów's Jasionka Airport [5] (RZE), and Łódź's Lublinek Airport [6] (LCJ).

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Chęciny and Holy Cross Mountains holiday[edit]

  • Day 1

Chęciny castle and other human-made places

  • Day 2-3

Raj and Piekło caves, natural places

  • Day 4

Święty Krzyż Monastery

  • Day 5

Walk in Święta Katarzyna

  • Day 6

Kielce short sightseeing

  • Day 7 (final one)

Shopping in Kielce

Staszów holidays[edit]

  • Day 1

Staszów highlights

  • Day 2

Rytwiany and Kurozwęki

  • Day 3

Szydłów and Raków sightseeing

  • Day 4

Rest on Czarna Chańcza lake.

  • Day 5-6

Rest on Golejów lake

  • Day 7

Sightseeing and rest in Połaniec

Northern part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship holidays[edit]

  • Day 1

Starachowice highlights

  • Day 2-4

Rest on city's artificial lakes

  • Day 5

Kałków sanctuary and Kunów

  • Day 6-7

Suchedniów natural places and Kamionki lake

  • Day 8

Skarżysko-Kamienna highlights and Rejów lake

  • Day 9

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski and Bałtów sightseeing

Note: The best place to sleep's Starachowice.

Ponidzie Region sightseeing[edit]

  • Day 1

Słupia Jędrzejowska Region highlights

  • Day 2

Busko-Zdrój rest

  • Day 3

Gacki and Skorocice

  • Day 4

Kazimierza Wielka sightseeing

  • Day 5

Włoszczowa and Koniecpol sightseeing

Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship camper holidays[edit]

  • Day 1

Nowy Korczyn sightseeing, comming to Czarkowy

  • Day 2-3

Rest in Czarkowy on Nida river

  • Day 4

Visiting Busko-Zdrój

  • Day 5

Rest in Gacki

  • Day 6

Rest in Pińczów

  • Day 7

Rest in Wierna Rzeka in Małogoszcz

  • Day 8

Świętokrzyskie Mountains sightseeing, rest in Skarżysko-Kamienna

  • Day 9

Rest in Skarżysko-Kamienna

  • Day 10-11

Rest in Opatów

  • Day 12-13

Rest in Sandomierz

  • Day 14-15

Rest in Połaniec

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There're also caves for experienced in following regions like: Świętokrzyskie Mountains:

  • Chelosiowa Jama-Jaworznicka cave system — Cave system located on Kopaczowa mountain, near Chęciny, it's the one of the longest ones. There's a beautiful interior. There're some ponds inside.
  • Pajęcza cave — Cave located near Chelosiowa Jama, using a rope required
  • W Sztolni Zofia cave — Cave located in Miedzianka hill, near Chęciny, there's quite modest but interesting interior, using a rope required, it's dedicated for very experineced people as some parts are very hard to traverse.
  • Zbójecka cave — Located in Łagów, place quite interesting to explore, using a rope required.

and Ponidzie, the only one place in Poland with gypsum rocks caves:

  • Skorocicka cave — Located in Skorocice, near Busko-Zdrój, there're some parts with crawling required, on the other hand it has a very nice interior.
  • Sawickiego cave — Located in Bronina, near Busko-Zdrój, cave very hard to explore due to being flooded most of the year.
  • W Aleksandrowie cave — Located near Skorocice, not far from Busko-Zdrój, very hard and narrow cave
  • W Skorocicach u Ujścia Doliny cave — Cave in Skorocice, some parts of the caves are flooded
  • W Gackach cave — Cave located in Gacki, near Busko-Zdrój, cave isn't hard to explore

Young adults activities[edit]

  • Świętokrzyskie is rather rural region with almost no bigger cities except Kielce. There're some bars and clubs plus local amphitheater Kadzielnia organizes many events. It's rather a place for party than bachelor/bachelorette weekend.
  • Świętokrzyskie's a hiking haven, you can find special trails in Chęciny, Świętokrzyski National Park and Sieradowicki Landscape Park near Starachowice or Końskie
  • There're many pristine places for camping. You can find them in different places sections or Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship camper holidays in itineraries section. The most popular rivers to rest are Nida and Wierna Rzeka.

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Swiętokrzyskie boarders six other Polish voivodships:

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