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Silesia City Center
Silesia City Center by Krzysztof Duda @flickr
Silesian Insurgents Monument
Silesian Insurgents Monument by Sir_Iwan @flickr
Katowickie wieżowce
Katowickie wieżowce by Krzysztof Duda @flickr
Katowice Nikiszowiec
Katowice Nikiszowiec by Krzysztof Duda @flickr
Katowice by nightmareck @flickr
Katowice by nightmareck @flickr
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Top sigths of Poland

The Golden Gate, which was built in the 17th century, is a no less beautiful landmark of medieval period. The so called "king's path" starts from the gate. Centuries ago, kings used the gate to enter the city and moved along beautiful villas and merchants' houses. As one can guess from the name, the gate is decorated with gilding; there are also statues that feature the qualities of the ideal citizens near the gate. Continue your travel in Poland with a visit to Krakow, where you will be able to see many beautiful churches and palaces. Wawel Dragon Statue is one of the most unusual landmarks of the city. There are many traditional Polish legends connected with Wawel Dragon. In the 12th century people believed that a ferocious dragon lived here. However, in the 17th - 18th centuries a famous tavern was opened there, and it quickly became very popular with local aristocracy. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Katowice

Cultural excursion through Katowice - things to see

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 … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Marysin Dwór and Karcma pod Strzechom are also very popular restaurants dedicated to the national cuisine. These are the best places to try popular and authentic dishes. Fans of Italian cuisine will certainly fall in love with the restaurant called La Grotta. You will find it near the center of the city. True gourmets and fans of exotic culinary will never find a better place to stay than Restauracja a Dong that … Open

Travel guide to Katowice

The city has preserved many interesting architectural structures of various times, among which the beautiful Goldstein Palace. The palace was built in the second half of the 19th century for the Goldstein brothers, who owned several sawmills and at that time, were among the wealthiest inhabitants of the city. The beautiful palace in the Neo-Renaissance style initially drew attention with its exquisite decoration. … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Another popular shopping center, Galeria Katowicka, is located not far from the railway station. As a rule, this is the shopping center that tourists visit most often. Galeria Katowicka is also targeted at travelers in many ways, so it is a good place to shop for souvenirs, clothing, and cosmetics by local manufacturers. As the shopping center offers primarily goods made in Poland, it has quite affordable prices. … Open

Advices for travellers

2. Do not forget to leave tips in local restaurants. As a rule, the amount of tips should be from 10% to 15% of the total order. Some upscale dining establishments may already include a service fee in the total score, and while in small restaurants and cafes visitors will need to round the sum indicated in the bill in a big way to any convenient amount. 3. Besides the national currency, some … Open

Katowice sightseeing

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 … Open

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