Bartek the Oak

The oak “Bartek” which, according to various sources, is as old as 700 to 1000 years, belongs to the most famous and most widely admired monuments of nature in Poland.

  • Zagnańsk, Turystyczna 115
  • +48 41 300 13 22
Caves in Kadzielnia Reserve

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
  • +48 41 242 14 96
Gagaty Sołtykowskie Nature Reserve

The reserve is located on the territory of the St ęporków commune. Established in 1997, its main purpose was to protect the outcrops of lower Jurassic rocks containing important minerals, fossils and various forms of ironstone.

    Kadzielnia Reserve

    Geological attractiveness of Kielce is best proved by the presence of four inanimate nature reserves on the city’s territory. Very well-known is the Kadzielnia that contains an inselberg known as the Rock of Geologists located in the central part of the former open-pit quarry.

    • Kielce, Krakowska
    • +48 41 367 66 53
    Karczówka - Monastery and Reserve

    Karczówka is a picturesque hill located in the western part of the city of Kielce and topped with a beautiful post-Bernardine monastery founded by the Bishop Marcin Szyszkowski and dating back to the 17th century.

    • Kielce
    • +48 41 345 58 80
    KIELCE - Geological Paradise

    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.

    • Kielce
    • +48 41 367 66 54
    Krzemionki near Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

    In the archaeological reserve area of about 350 ha you can admire a well-preserved mining landscape, namely mine slag heaps and mineshaft wells as well as excellently reconstructed architecture of the underground dating back to 5 or 4 thousand years ago.

    • Sudół, Krzemionki 135
    • +48 41 262 09 78
    Landscape Parks

    The Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is exceptionally rich in protected areas. Apart from the Świętokrzyski National Park, there are as many as eight Landscape Parks.

    • Chęciny, Leśna
    • +48 41 345 58 80
    Mt Miedzianka – Nature Reserve

    The elongated massif of Mt Miedzianka has been placed under protection. It constitutes the north-westernmost located elevation of the Ch ęciny range of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. The plateau has three summits that are connected by a picturesque rocky ridge.

    • Miedzianka, Unnamed Road
    • +48 784 377 444
    Ponidzie

    Taking part in a canoeing rally on the Nida River, that is meandering through the picturesque and quiet Ponidzie Region, is one of the ways to discover recesses of the Region.

    • Michałów, Unnamed Road