Swietokrzyskie Mountains

Poland’s oldest mountains

Poland’s oldest geological formation with the unusual goloborza: heaps of broken quartzite rock on the northern slopes below Mt Lysica (612m) and Mt Lysa Gora (595m). The Swietokrzyski National Park has taken under protection the highest and most scenic parts, including the Fir Forest. On the second highest peak, Mt Lysa Gora, stands the Benedictine abbey with the Holy Cross reliquary.

The village of Nowia Slupia is know for its September shows of iron ore processing in the primitive smelting furnaces, or dymarki, dating back to the 2nd century AD.

Tourist Information Nowa Slupia, ul. Swietokrzyska tel. +(48-41) 317 76 26, 317 70 13; www.nowaslupia.pl