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Checiny is a city in southern Poland, situated north of Kraków. The city is in the Holy Cross Mountains.

Get in[edit]

The closest airport's Kraków one. Katowice and Warsaw-Chopin ones're located about 2 h from Chęciny.

Get around[edit]

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Human-made places[edit]

  • castle ruins
  • Wolica. Village of Hempel villa ruins
  • Branicki family manor house. 17 century manor house, currently a museum
  • Niemczówka. 16 century house in the town center
  • synagogue . 17 century synagogue, currently a culture center
  • Saint Bartholomew church. Ghotic church in town center
  • monasteries. There're two old monasteries
  • Jewish cemetery. Located near castle hill.
  • town center. Place with market place and old houses

Nature Places[edit]

  • Raj cave (Paradise in Polish). One of the most beautiful Polish caves. It's fully suitable for tourists.
  • Piekło cave (Hell in Polish). The cave's suitable for more prosessional cave lovers. Using a headtorch required.
  • Miechowy natural reserve. Place of hills and caves
  • Góra Żakowa. Hill with some rock formations
  • Gora Miedzianka. Hill with beautiful rock formations. It's a great view point.
  • Góra Zelejowa. Hill with rock formations and abandoned stone-pit
  • Góra Rzepka. A hill with huge abandoned stone pit, currently a natural reserve


  • Neanderthal human center (Pierwsze Centrum Neandertalczyka). Museum dedicated to this extint human species.
  • Science center Leonardo Da Vinci. Center for science and amusement

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Chęciny's a ideal place for hiking. If you have more time, yopu can also hike in Holy Cross Mountains

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  • Youth hostel SSM. (Białego Zagłębia 1). Youth hostel with TV room,
  • Przy Świerku (Małogoska 41). agrotourism object, WiFi, garden
  • Dom Zajezdny (Żeromskiego 9). Apartment house near the castle, WiFi, garden
  • Pod Trzema Basztami (Branickiego 32). An object with garden and restaurant
  • Biała Dama (Jędrzejowska 17). Agro tourism object, garden, WiFi, balconies
  • Na Krzywej (Krzywa 1). Guest rooms in town center, free WiFi
  • Pod Srebrną Różą (os.Północ 66). Guest rooms in town center, terrace
  • hotel Da Vinci (Podzamcze 45). Hotel located near the castle, WiFi

There's a camper place in nearby village of Choiny. There's located on Biała Nida river. There's a barbecue place with some benches. It's also good for tent pitching.

Get out[edit]

  • Tokarnia — Etnographic museum
  • Sobków — Castle, currently a hotel
  • Małogoszcz — Nice, old town
  • Oksa — Place of an artificial lake
  • Koniecpol and Włoszczowa — Towns of two important modern age military leaders- Stanisław Koniecpolski and Stefan Czarniecki

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