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Kielce

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Kielce is a city in Poland's Świętokrzyskie voivodeship and also its capital.

Understand[edit]

Kielce is the largest city of the Holy Cross Voivodeship (Świętokrzyskie) with a population just under 200,000 residents. Its history dates back to the 10th century. In 1364 Kielce becomes recognised as a city and gains certain privileges connected with this legal status. In 1496 Kielce is conferred its coat of arms by the Fryderyk cardinal Jagiellończyk, Polish prince and primate, serving as a bishop in Krakau. The history of Kielce is rich in important events for the history of Poland, for example here, in 1816, was organised first Polish higher technical university (that was free of charge and had two teaching languages: Polish and German). The city has hosted howsoever the unfortunate scene of the Kielce pogrom, which resulted in the deaths of 40 Jewish Holocaust survivors and another 80 injured nearly a year after the final Nazi death camp was liberated. The antecedence of the pogrom are still not clear and many hypotheses are still being considered.

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By plane[edit]

There is an international airport in the near town of Kraków Kraków-Balice Airport (KRK IATA), but more flights go from Warsaw: Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW IATA): For those travelling from Warsaw serviced by Polski Express. See also: Routes/Timetable

By train[edit]

Kielce is very easy to reach by train, as it is on the main line between Kraków and Warsaw. You can check train timetables in English at [1]

By car[edit]

You can easily get there by car from Warsaw, Kraków and Łódź.

By bus[edit]

Many international connections (see Poland::By bus).

Get around[edit]

Map of Kielce

See[edit]

  • The National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe), pl. Zamkowy 1, +48 41 344 40 14. Tu-Su: 9:00—17:00. Closed on M.
  • 1 Palace of the Kraków Bishops (Pałac Biskupów Krakowskich), plac Zamkowy 1, +48 41 344 40 15. May-August Tu-Su: 10:00—18:00, M closed. September-April: Tu-Su: 9:00—17:00, M closed. The Palace nowadays is a branch of the National Museum in Kielce. 20 zł regular, 15 zł reduced. Palace of the Kraków Bishops in Kielce (Q586771) on Wikidata Palace of the Kraków Bishops in Kielce on Wikipedia
One of the buildings collected in Kielce Village Museum

Do[edit]

  • Sienkiewicza Street
  • Forest Alleys

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Sienkiewicz Street (ulica Henryka Sienkiewicza), Henryka Sienkiewicza. The main shopping street in Kielce and partially pedestrianized.
  • 2 Galeria Echo, Świętokrzyska 20.
  • 3 Pasaż Świętokrzyski, Edmunda Massalskiego 3, +48 41 368 90 96.
  • 4 Centrum Handlowe Radomska, Radomska 8.

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