The castle is located in a little town of Ujazd situated near the south-eastern boundary of the Śętokrzyskie Mountains. Built inside massive stone walls with bastions at the five corners, this mannerist palace embodied the structure of the calendar.
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Kielce is considered as a city of outstanding geological qualities with its four geological reserves located in the city’s area. The most famous of them is Kadzielnia reserve established in lieu of the former quarry.
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The small town of Ćmielów in the powiat of Ostrowiec is famous for the best quality porcelain produced there. Galleries in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow and in other European capitals are proud owners of porcelain masterworks from Ćmielów, which in the 1960’s were a huge world success.
- Ćmielów, ul. Sandomierska 243
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Art Exhibitions Office in Kielce exhibition runs regular activity in our galleries and in cooperation with other galleries and institutions in the country. ffice realizes foreign art exhibitions in Kielce and Kielce artists abroad, as well as, promotes work of local artists, the most interesting artistic environment at home and abroad.
- Kielce, ul. Leśna 7
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The town of Bałtów is located some 12 kilometers north-east from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski in the valley of River Kamienna running through the Bałtów Plateau. Millions years ago dinosaurs roamed through the Kamienna River valley and left there their well-visible trail on the lime bedrock. The JuraPark Bałtów was set up nearby and it attracts lots of tourists every year.
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Busko-Zdrój is one of the best Polish health resorts with its rich sources of sulphade, iodide and bromide waters. Here you can heal cardiovascular, motor organ, vegetative, dermatological and gynaecological system diseases.
In 1171 the Bishop Gedeon founded a collegiate church under the invocation of the Ascension located on Wzgórze Zamkowe. It was a Romanesque-style temple.
- Kielce, pl. Marii Panny 3
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The first church was erected here in approximately 1120, but the first recorded mention of the later basilica is found in the papal bulla issued by Eugene III in 1148. The church suffered damages in the 13th century, during frequent foreign invasions.
- Sandomierz, ul. Mariacka 10
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Kadzielnia is a widely recognized landmark in Kielce. It is a hill 295 m high located in the south part of the city. On the slopes of the hill there once grew plants used for making incense which gave the hill its name.
- Kielce, Kadzielnia
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Chęciny is a town located relatively close to Kielce on the route Warszawa – Kraków. The town underwent development owing to its deposits of precious metals such as lead, silver or copper. The picturesque panorama dominated by a Gothic castle...
Together with the Jaworznicka Cave in Jaworznia near Kielce it forms a geological complex that creates Poland"s tenth longest cave (3670 m) with height difference of 61 meters. It is the longest cave in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains.
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Chmielnik as a town is traced in some documents referring to a very dramatic moment in the history of Poland. On March 18, 1241, during the invasion of Tartars, “the Chmielnik battle”, regarded as one of the major battles of the 13th century Europe took place there.
The monastery was founded by the Wrocław bishop Janik Jaksa and his brother Klemens in 1140. It was raised near the Biała Nida river-head as the 21st branch of Morimond Abbey (France) and received the name of Morimondus Minor.
- Jędrzejów, ul. Kalsztorna 10
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Koprzywnica is located in the Koprzywianka River valley and not far from the city of Sandomierz. Its fame is due to the former residence of the Cistercian order. Both the church and remains of the monastery constitute a stop-over on the European Cistercian Trail.
- Koprzywnica, ul. Krakowska 76
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Pride of the place is Poland"s best-preserved Romanesque monastic church devoted to the Holy Virgin Mary and St Florian. The monastery was delegated by the Abbey of Morimond in Burgundy, France. The abbey was probably founded by the Cracovian bishop Gedko of the Grifit family in 1179.
- Wąchock, ul. Kościelna 14
The little town of Ćmielów is located some 10 km east from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, on the boundary of the Iłżeckie Foothills and the Sandomierz Plateau. It sits on the Kamienna River with a tributary of River Przepaść. Ćmielów is famous for the production of the highest quality porcelain.
The present church was founded by the king Kazimierz III the Great, but its interior conceals the remains of the former Romanesque churches. The first one dates back to the 12th century with unique “Płyta Orantów” (the Slab of Orants) – one of the most important and valuable examples of Romanesque art.
- Wiślica, ul. Długosza 26
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In the second half of the 14th century in Kurozwęki they erected a castle referred to in a document dating back to 1400 as “castrum Curoswank”. unique attraction is a herd of over 80 American buffaloes in, which can be admired from the interior of “safari buffalo” carriage.
- Kurozwęki, ul. Zamkowa 3
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One of the biggest attraction of the monastery on the Święty Krzyż Mountain is the crypt, in which the human remains in the glass coffins can be seen. It is the place of eternal rest for the Oleśnickis chapel"s founder – Mikołaj Oleśnicki.
- Święty Krzyż
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