Bodzentyn

The little town of Bodzentyn came into being through the urban settlement translocation from the nearby Tarczek by the Cracovian (Kraków) bishop Jan Bodzanta between 1348 and 1355.

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Chęciny

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...

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Kielce

Prince Mieszko I was hunting in an enormous forest. He somehow stayed behind and found himself all alone far from his companions. Assaulted by brigands, the prince was beaten, robbed and gagged with poison. He would certainly die...

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Łagów

Łagów was trading settlement already in the 12th century. At that time it belonged to the Wrocław bishopric. Because of frequent Tartar invasions, Łagów was turned into a fortified castellany defending Poland"s eastern borders. It received its municipal rights from prince Bolesław Wstydliwy (Boleslaus the Chaste) in 1253.

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Nowa Słupia

The area of the present Nowa Słupia was visited already in the 2nd c. BC. by pilgrims aimed to head for the summit of Bald Mountain or merchants interested in buying iron. Every year in August an archeological festival known as Dymarki Świetokrzyskie is organized in Nowa Słupia in order to demonstrate visitors the ancient ways of smelting iron ore.

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Raków

The town of Raków was founded by the Żarnów castellan, Jan Sienieński, who was a Calvinist. He granted numerous privileges to the inhabitants and religious freedom.

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Zagnańsk

The little town of Zagnańsk is located on the territory of the Suchedniowski-Oblęgorski Landscape Park, surrounded by beautiful woods of the Świętokrzyska Forest. These woods became an excellent source of raw material for the nearby foundries in Samsonów and Bobrza in the 18th century.

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