Dymarki Świętokrzyskie in Nowa Słupia

Nowa Słupia is a large village in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, located at the reduction between the range of Łysogóry and the Jeleniowskie Mountain range. For hundreds of years it was associated with the Benedictin abbey at the top of the Bald Mountain. Nowa Słupia is the starting point of the pilgrimage trail to the monastery, which was followed by the Polish kings – that’s why it is called the Royal Road.
In nowa Słupia, the trail to the monastery begins by the church of St. Wawrzyniec from 1678.

Nowa Słupia and the Monastery at Święty Krzyż are visited at everytime of year by crowds of pilgrims going to the sanctuary. In June, July and September there are huge indulgence ceremonies, which are visited by thousands of pilgrimages, and in may, beneath the monastery, the Świętokrzyski Fair is organized. The biggest and the most interesting event in Nowa Słupia is the Dymarki Świętokrzyskie. Its history dates back to the 1960s. Dymarki started with with archaeological researches, during which it was discovered that the area of Nowa Słupia ose one of the largest prehistoric metallurgical basins in Europe. At the nearby fields, peasants were finding giant slag blocks with the weight of up to 150 kilograms. In Nowa Słupia you can find the Ancient Świętokrzyskie Metallurgy Museum, named after Mieczysław Radwan, which is a division of the Technology Museum in Warsaw and one of the promoters of Dymarki Świętokrzyskie. Nowa Słupia is a large village in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, located at the reduction between the range of Łysogóry and the Jeleniowskie Mountain range. For hundreds of years it was associated with the Benedictin abbey at the top of the Bald Mountain. Nowa Słupia is the starting point of the pilgrimage trail to the monastery, which was followed by the Polish kings – that’s why it is called the Royal Road.
In nowa Słupia, the trail to the monastery begins by the church of St. Wawrzyniec from 1678.

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