Caves in Kadzielnia Reserve

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Practical Information

  • Detailed Information
  • Surrounding Accommodation
  • Tourist opinions
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  • General
    • Object type:
      Nature reserves
  • Services and facilities
    • Facilities:
      • Bike parking
      • Guide in price
  • Location
    • County:
      Kielce
    • Community:
      Kielce
    • Address:
      Kielce, Kadzielnia
    • Latitude:
      50.861931693383
    • Longitude:
      20.616703033447
    • Tourist region:
      Kielce Region
  • Opening hours
    • Seasonal availability:
      • November
      • December
    • Monday:
      nieczynne
    • Tuesday:
      9:00-15:00
    • Wednesday:
      9:00-15:00
    • Thursday:
      9:00-15:00
    • Friday:
      9:00-15:00
    • Saturday:
      9:00-15:00
    • Sunday:
      9:00-15:00
  • Prices and discounts
    • price:
      8 and 10 PLN
    • Discounts:
      Children
  • Contact details
    • Surrounding AccommodationZwińRozwiń
    Stadion **
    Stadion **
    Pokój od: 100 PLN

    • Kielce, ul. Ściegiennego 8
    • +48 41 368 77 15
    Maraton **
    Maraton **
    Pokój od: 40 PLN

    • Kielce, ul. Leszka Drogosza 1
    • +48 41 362 91 16
    Hotel Kielce**
    Hotel Kielce**
    Pokój od: 99 PLN

    • Kielce, ul. Paderewskiego 4c
    • +48 41 343 51 51
    Pałacyk Zielińskiego
    Pałacyk Zielińskiego
    Pokój od: 60 PLN

    • Kielce, ul. Zamkowa 5
    • +48 41 368 20 54
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    Description

    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.

    Since the 18th century limestone was extracted here for building industry. The excavation was stopped in 1962 and the area was turned into a recreational place with walking lanes and vantage points. In the excavation site there was created an amphitheater with 5000 seats. It was finished and opened to the public in 1971 during the 9th anniversary of the city.

    The limestone in Kadzielnia is plentiful in fossils of corals, marine invertebrate, cephalopods and cuirassier fish. Kadzielnia is famous for its mineral Karst and Karst phenomena such as shelters, funnels and caves. There are 26 caves and 16 of them are in the protected Geologists’ Rock.

    Since 2004, works have beeb carried out in order to give tourist access to several local caves. As a result of those activities, three caves became connected: Odkrywców, Prochownia and Szczelnina (respectively: Explorers' Cave, Gunpowder Cave and Crevice Cave), creating a system with total lenght of 392 m. Visitors can explore an underground route covering 160 m.

    Practical information:
    Underground route
    (entrance from Krakowska Street)

    Sighsteeing after previous booking in Speleoklub Świętokrzyski
    phone: +48 695 213 381from 9.00 - 12.00 and 15.00 - 18.00 or by e-mail jaskiniakadzielnia@gmail.com.

    Opening hours:
    From November to March - seasonal break

    Prices:
    - full 10 PLN
    - reduced 8 PLN

    Geopark Kielce
    ul. Daleszycka 21
    25-202 Kielce
    tel. +48 41 242 14 96
    www.geopark-kielce.pl
    e-mail: geopark.kielce@um.kielce.pl

    Location

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    • 20.616703033447
    • 50.861931693383
    • Kielce, Kadzielnia
    • Caves in Kadzielnia Reserve