The Świętokrzyskie Mountains have been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Already in the fourteenth century, pilgrims from all over the country visited Łysa Góra, which is a pilgrimage center because of the relics of the Holy Cross Tree stored here. In 1910, the first tourist shelter in the entire Kingdom of Poland was opened in Święta Katarzyna, and in 1921 the first reserve was established on Chełmowa Góra. The Świętokrzyskie Mountains are still a popular destination for trips along the extensive network of marked tourist routes.
Health resorts in Świętokrzyskie also have a very long history – in Busko-Zdrój it dates back to the thirteenth century, when the first records of the healing brines occurring here appeared. Both spas include beautiful historic buildings and a spa park, so it is worth visiting these places if only for a walk.
Attractions in Świętokrzyskie are concentrated in the most popular cities of the region: Kielce and Sandomierz. In Kielce, these are Palace on the Castle Hill, Institute of Design, Museum of Toys and Play and Kadzielnia Geopark. In Sandomierz, you must see the atmospheric market square, Underground Tourist Route, the castle, the armory, unique Queen Jadwiga Ravine or Długosz House. In addition, it is also worth visiting Paradise Cave and the castle in Chęciny, the ruins of the Krzyżtopór castle in Ujazd, Henryk Sienkiewicz Museum in Oblęgorek, Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice, Neolithic flint mine in Krzemionki near Ostrowiec, Kielce Village Museum in Tokarnia, children will also like JuraPark Bałtów.