Location of Kielce
Kielce is the capital of Świętokrzyskie province with 900-year-old history. It is located on the south- east of Poland in the heart of the oldest mountains in Europe – Świętokrzyskie Mountains. The geographical location of Kielce, makes it one of the best landscape located cities in Poland. Picteresque views, mountain chains, forests, beautiful caves, natural nature reservations, cultural and technical monuments are the most important touristic values of the city and region. In terms of economy the location of Kielce and good communication with Warsaw and Cracow makes the city very attractive for the investments.
East of Kielce spreads the highest central range of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains which is under protection of the National Park. The territory of the park includes the Lysogóry Mountains with Mount Lysica (612 m. above sea level), the highest range of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, and fragments of the adjoining valleys. The Swietokrzyskie Mountains, the oldest mountains in Poland, were formed of palaeozoic rocks. Worth particular attention are the small, totally deforested areas (goloborza), covered with quartzite boulders and completely stripped of green vegetation. The Lysogóry Range is covered with fir forests mixed with pine, beech and larch. The park’s rich plant population includes many rare species of mountain and lowland plants. More information on the website: www.swietokrzyskipn.org.pl