Swietokrzyskie region

One of the smallest provinces in Poland with Kielce as the capital, the Świętokrzyskie Province is wedged between Mazowsze and  Małopolska

The province is home to the impressive Świętokrzyskie Mountains and equally captivating Pepper Mountains. According to folk legends, witches would hold their Sabbaths in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains and geologist consider Pepper Mountains to be the oldest range in Europe.  

The whole region is dotted with caves, mines and other geological sites displaying marks, fossils and prints of prehistoric fauna and flora that would roam and cover this part of Europe millennia ago. Some of these incredible and astonishing time capsules include the  Jurassic Park in Bałtów, the cave “Raj” and most notably the newest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Krzemionki Opatowskie flint mine. Visit to the Świętokrzyskie Province cannot be complete without stopping by the riveting ruins of once magnificent Krzyżtopór Castle in Ujazd or the most admired monument of nature in Poland, Bartek the Oak                                                                          

For more information about the region, please visit the official Świętokrzyskie Province travel portal.   

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