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Travel Guide to Katowice, Poland

Katowice is the largest historical region of Poland that is also known as a center of heavy engineering. Mountain region Katowice is rich in coal, so mining has made this place famous and has helped to reach international economic level. Besides industrial factories and plants a large number of historical and cultural sights are found on the territory of the city. They are traditionally very popular among the tourists who visit Katowice.
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The most beautiful buildings of the city are the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Catholic Church of Holy Maria. The design of these religious facilities is thoughtful towards even slightest details. The churches are decorated with sculptures and frescos, while whole inner decoration is totally hand-made. One more amazing architectural facility is the Theater of Silesia, the building of which took place in 1906-1907.
If you enjoy visiting museums, you should start your observation from the Historical Museum that exhibits a large collection of artifacts devoted to the history of the city. Here you will also find a large collection of pictures of a famous Polish painter Witkiewicz. The results of the archeologists’ work are demonstrated in Museum of Silesia, which halls frequently store seminars devoted to ethnography and history. The Museum of Antique Interiors keeps absolutely various exhibits. Here you will find collections of jewelry, tableware, coins, gravures, furniture and sculptures.
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Classical music connoisseurs should visit Silesia Concert Hall that often conducts concerts of famous European artists. On Tuesdays here take place solo concerts and on Fridays you can attend the concerts of the Philharmonic Orchestra. International Club of Books and Printed Press has become a famous cultural center where often take place various events – music performances, exhibitions and expositions. While taking a walk on the main park of the city you can make an excursion to Planetarium or Astronomic Observatory.
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