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Kielce

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Things you should know about Kielce

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Kielce

  1. 1. Created by Łucja Nowicka
  2. 2.  Beginnings  Tourist attractions  Culture  Sports  Famous people
  3. 3. The area of Kielce has been inhabited since at least the 5th century BC. Until the 6th or 7th century the banks of the Silnica were inhabited by Celts. They were driven out by a Slavic tribe of Vistulans who started hunting in the nearby huge forests and had settled most of the area now known as Małopolska and present-day Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. The lands of Wiślanie were at first subdued by Bohemia, however they soon came under the control of the Piast dynasty and became a part of Poland. Catalogue
  4. 4. According to a local legend, Mieszko, son of Boleslaus II of Poland dreamt he was attacked by a band of brigands in a forest. In the dream he saw a vision of Saint Adalbert who drew a winding line which turned into a stream. When Mieszko woke up, he found the Silnica River whose waters helped him regain strength. He also discovered huge white tusks of an unknown animal. Mieszko announced he would build a town and a church to St. Adalbert at that site. According to this legend, the town's name Kielce commemorates the mysterious tusks (kieł in Polish). Catalogue
  5. 5. There are other legends explaining the name’s origin. One states that the town was named after its founder who belonged to the noble family of Kiełcz, while another claims that it stems from the Kelts who may have lived in the area in previous centuries. Other theories connect the town's name to occupational names relating to mud huts, iron tips for arrows and spears, or the production of tar (pkielce, a settlement of tar makers). The earliest extant document referring to the settlement by the name of Kielce dates to 1213. Catalogue
  6. 6. Palace of Kraków Bishops (1637–1641): houses a museum with an important gallery of Polish paintings Catalogue
  7. 7. Baroque Cathedral (12th century, rebuilt 1632–1635 and again in the19th century) Catalogue
  8. 8. Sienkiewicza Street Catalogue
  9. 9. Kadzielnia Gorge Catalogue
  10. 10. Monastery of Karczówka Catalogue
  11. 11. Church of St. Adalbert Catalogue
  12. 12. Synagogue Catalogue
  13. 13. Stanisław Staszic city park Catalogue
  14. 14. Helios in the Gallery Echo Kielce Catalogue
  15. 15. Moskwa cinema Catalogue
  16. 16. Multikino in the Gallery Korona Kielce Catalogue
  17. 17. Stefan Żeromski Theatre Catalogue
  18. 18. Kieleckie Centrum Kultury - KCK Catalogue
  19. 19. "Kubuś" - The puppet and actor Theatre Catalogue
  20. 20. Korona Kielce - men's football team, currently plays in Poland's top football league, Ekstraklasa. Catalogue
  21. 21. Vive Kielce (Iskra Kielce) men's Handball team Polish Ekstraklasa Men's Handball League Catalogue
  22. 22. Kielecki Klub Karate Kyokushin Catalogue
  23. 23. Effector Kielce (volleyball club) Catalogue
  24. 24. Gershon Iskowitz, Canadian artist Catalogue
  25. 25. Marika Domińczyk, Polish-American actress Catalogue
  26. 26. Dagmara Domińczyk, Polish-American actress Catalogue
  27. 27. Wiesław Gołas, Polish actor Catalogue
  28. 28. Andrzej Piaseczny, known as Piasek, Polish singer Catalogue
  29. 29. Włodzimierz Pawlik, Polish composer, jazz pianist Catalogue
  30. 30. Piotr Marzec, known as Liroy, rapper Catalogue
  31. 31. Leszek Drogosz, Polish boxer and actor Catalogue
  32. 32. Michał Sołowow, Polish businessman and rally driver Catalogue
  33. 33. Rafal Olbinski, Polish illustrator, painter, educator Catalogue
  34. 34. Edmund Niziurski, Polish writer, sociologist, lawyer Catalogue
  35. 35. Thanks for watching. :)

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