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Culture of Katowice. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Silesia City Center 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.
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present there, guests will be delighted to see items made of crystal and costumes, crafts by the local artisans and historical documents, as well as a large collection of old photographs.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. Copyright
In Katowice, everyone can find shops to fit their taste. One of the biggest shopping centers in Poland, Silesia City Center, is open in this city. Inside, there are almost 850 shops. The … Open
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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♥   Palace 'Pszczyna Palace' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Katowice
♥   Archikatedra Chrystusa Króla, Katowice, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Ludwika Króla i Wniebowzięcia NMP, Katowice-Panewniki, 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia NMP, Sosnowiec, 8.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Wojciecha, Mikołów, 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Matki Boskiej Anielskiej, Dąbrowa Górnicza, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika NMP i św. Bartłomieja Apostoła, Piekary Śląskie, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa, Dąbrowa Górnicza, 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Katowice and near

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The prison continued to be used for its intended purpose for some time after the end of the war. Interrogations of Polish soldiers were conducted in it. The building that houses the prison was built in the 16th century. It was originally owned by the Montelupich family. It was named after this family. The building was privately owned until the early 20th century. The military court was transferred to it in 1905. The historic building was converted into a prison a few years later. … Read further
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Culture guide to Katowice. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Katowice: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Katowice. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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