Chęciny is a town located relatively close to kielce on the route Warszawa –Kraków. The town underwent development owing to its deposits of precious metals such as lead, silver or copper. The picturesque panorama dominated by a Gothic castle sparing over the town and erected around 1300 on a high mountain referred to as Zamkowa Mountain. There you can meet the ghost of the Queen Bona or watch one of a large number of knight tournaments held in the castle.
The historic town also has a lot of other monuments of architecture. It is worth visiting, among others, an early Baroque cloister of the Benedictine Sisters, a church and monastery of the Franciscans founded by the king Casmir the Great in 1368, a parish church erected in the first half of the 14th century as well as a Renaissance-style former inn building referred to as Niemczówka.
It is worth noting that Chęciny used to be a town inhabited by people of Jewish origin, which was reflected in a late-Renaissance synagogue erected in the first half of the 17th century and a Jewish cemetery.