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The local cathedral is a beautiful architectural monument and one of the most important attractions of the city. The construction of the church was started in 1927. The cathedral is designed in Baroque, and so it features not only impressive appearance, but also beautifully decorated inner premises. Its facade is decorated with exquisite sculptures, so visitors can endlessly admire the beauty of the magnificent cathedral. The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is another beautiful religious monument. It was built in the second part of the 19th century, and is made in the Gothic Revival style.
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Visitors of this attraction will have a chance to see a priceless collection of paintings dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Pictures made of stained glass by skillful masters in the beginning of the 20th century are considered the most valuable exhibits of the collection. Fans of theater art will be surely interested in visiting the Theatre of Silesia, which regularly hosts exciting premieres. The building, which houses the theater, is also an important architectural landmark, so it never ceases to amaze visitors with its elegant and stern look.
When it comes to describing cultural institutions of the city, tourists are definitely recommended to visit the Katowice Historical Museum. This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of the region and see a large collection of various artifacts. The hall of the museum dedicated to art features a collection of works by the local artists. Among the exhibits present there, guests will be delighted to see items made of crystal and costumes, crafts by the local artisans and historical documents, as well as a large collection of old photographs. Do not forget to visit the Museum of Antique Interiors, the main exhibits of which are paintings, antique furniture, tapestries, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and even ancient weapons.
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The Concert Hall of Silesia is one of the most beautiful historic buildings of the 19th century in the city. The hall often hosts various concerts of classical music and performances of world famous musicians. Therefore, all fans of classical music will be genuinely delighted with visiting this place. A walk around the city will also bring a lot of unforgettable memories. A large number of interesting old buildings can be found near Rynek Square. One of the city’s squares is the location of a famous monument dedicated to rebels Silesia. The monument was opened in 1967.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Katowice, Poland. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Katowice: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Katowice.