Kielce (Poland) – detailed information about the city with photos. The main attractions of Kielce are with descriptions, guides and cards.

Kielce – a city in the center of Poland, located at a distance of more than 150 km from Warsaw. This is an ancient city, the foundation of which dates back to about the 12th century.

The history of Kielce began in the 12th century, when it was founded settlement, which passed into the possession of Krakow priests. Advantageous location of the city, at the crossroads of important trade routes, ensured its development as a shopping center. Even then Kielce became center fairs. At this time, the first stone was built here. church.

Streets of Kielce Kielce Streets

Already at the end of the 13th century, Kielce became a city. In the 15th century in deposits of iron ore were found around the city, which also ensured its rapid development and growth. In the second half of the 17th century (during the war with Sweden) the city was severely destroyed and looted In 1795, the city first became part of Austria, and after the Napoleonic wars – to the Kingdom of Poland in the composition Russia.

The city continued to develop as an important commercial and industrial Centre. After World War I, Kielce re-entered independent Poland.

City Information

  1. The population is more than 190 thousand people.
  2. The area is 109.95 km².
  3. Time – UTC + 1, in the summer UTC + 2.
  4. The language is Polish.
  5. The currency is Polish zloty.

Sights in Kielce

The main sights of Kielce are old the cathedral, the palace of bishops, the city market with the town hall. Especially worth noting is a picturesque place at the foot of the енventokrzyshski the mountains in which the city is located are beautiful valleys, mineral springs and lots of hiking trails.

Market Square in Kielce Market Square in Kielce

City Market – Square in the heart of the old cities. The history of the square begins in the second half of the XII century. AT In the middle of the 14th century, the square was called the market. For centuries from the appearance of the city until 1935 the market served as a center city ​​trade and venue fairs.

Palace of Krakow Bishops Krakow Palace bishops

The Palace of the Kraków Bishops is one of the main attractions Kielce, a beautiful 17th century palace in style Baroque, the former residence of the Krakow bishops.

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Main Cathedral Kielce – the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Holy Virgin Mary. This is a baroque temple, with remains Romanesque old church, located in the heart of the city on “Castle Hill”, one of the most valuable and oldest monuments of the city. The history of the temple began in the 12th century, almost from its foundation. Kielce.

The Basilica, the Bell Tower and the Palace of Krakow Bishops Building rise above the low buildings of the city center. Here passes tourist route that leads through the old and interesting places of the city.

Church of St. Wojciech Church of the Holy Wojciech

The church of St. Wojciech – the XVIII century located near the city center


Kielce on the map of Poland

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