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Sightseeing in Katowice - what to see. Complete travel guide

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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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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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Map of all castles
Castles in Katowice and around
♥   Castle 'Sielecki Castle' , 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Budzin Castle' , 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bielsko-Biaua Castle' , 49.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bobolice Castle' , 51.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Katowice
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Cysterskie Kompozycje Krajobrazowe Rud Wielkich' , 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Tenczyński Park Krajobrazowy' , 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Orlich Gniazd' , 49.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Dolinki Krakowskie' , 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Lasy nad Górną Liswartą' , 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Poland: things to see

Poland is an amazing country full of different places of interest and landmarks. This country of rich history and magnificent nature simply cannot leave visitors indifferent. Start your exploration of Poland with a visit to its capital, the city of Warsaw. Here travelers are always welcome to visit the Royal Palace that was built in the 14th century and since that time it has changed its status several times. Until the 17th century the palace was used as a protective facility, later it became the king's residence and then the building was transformed into a center of culture and art. Nowadays, it's possible to see works of Bernard Belotte, Jan Bogumił Plersch, Marchello Bachiarelli, collections of sculptures and bronze figurines in the palace. … Open
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