Podzamcze Chęcińskie is a place where history meets modernity.
The Manor House of the Chęciny Starostes in its present form was built in the 17th century, when after the capture and destruction of the royal castle in Chęciny it was decided to move the starosty’s seat to the nearby estate in Podzamcze. The main building of the palace, which serves as a conference and training centre, has been preserved to the present day. Some of the rooms are available for guided tours. In the surroundings of the manor house, an Italian Baroque garden was reconstructed, where you can admire the Triumphal Gate built to welcome the returning John II Sobieski from Vienna. It is approached via a 300-year old linden avenue and past two oak trees – Jan and Marysieńka.
The area, managed by the Regional Science and Technology Centre, also includes interesting modern facilities: a hotel and restaurant, conference halls and the biggest attraction – the Leonardo da Vinci Science Centre.