42 Sights in Katowice, Poland (with Map and Images)
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Giszowiec is an eastern district of the city of Katowice, created as a coal miners' settlement in 1907. Initially consisting of about 3,300 miners and their families, the district's population have grown over the years to over 18,000. Although Giszowiec's architectural originality suffered major damages in the 1970s and 1980s due to large scale urbanization, its early unique character can be still felt in the surviving miners' housings, the marketplace, numerous individual buildings and structures, as well as the relatively well preserved general design of a "Garden city".
2. Pomnik Powstańców Śląskich
The Silesian Insurgents' Monument in Katowice, southern Poland, is a monument to those who took part in the three Silesian Uprisings of 1919, 1920 and 1921, which aimed to make the region of Upper Silesia part of the newly independent Polish state. The monument was unveiled on 1 September 1967, and was designed by sculptor Gustaw Zemła and architect Wojciech Zabłocki. The wings symbolize the three uprisings, and the names of places where battles were fought are etched on the vertical slopes. The monument was funded by the people of Warsaw for Upper Silesia.
3. Kościół pw. Świętego Stanisława Kostki
The church of Saint Stanisław Kostka in Katowice - the Roman Catholic parish church of the parish of St. Stanisława Kostka located in Katowice, in the Giszowiec district, at ul. Mining state, consecrated on May 17, 1948. The architect of the temple was Jerzy Krug, while the current interior design was designed by Helena Szuster. The church is a brick building, and a belfry equipped with two bells adheres to the church building. In the interior of the temple, on the side and back there is a choir, while the church ceiling is coffered.
Wikipedia: Kościół św. Stanisława Kostki w Katowicach (PL), Website
4. Kamienica Pod Butem
Kamienica Pod Butem in Katowice – a historic tenement house, located at 3 Maja 6 and 8 Street in Katowice-Śródmieście. It is also called "Haus Kochmann" or "Kochmann's House", and took its current name from the bas-relief depicting a shoe on the heraldic shield. The tenement house in its present shape was completed in 1907 in the Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic style, and its characteristic element is the decoration of the façade referring to the oak. It is entered in the register of monuments.
5. Plac Wolności
Plac Wolności in Katowice - Municipal Square located in the Śródmieście district in Katowice. The streets of 3 Maja running towards the Market Square, Sokolska leading towards Koszutka and Bogucice, Gliwicka running towards Załęże and further - Chorzów, and the short streets of Jan Matejko and Sądowa. The square has recreational functions, it is the starting point of the manifestation, it is also an important communication node, both for buses and trams.
6. Park Giszowiecki
Park Giszowiecki in Katowice - a city park located in Katowice, in the central part of the Giszowiec auxiliary unit, located in the area of the Pod Lipami square and streets: Gościnna, Wesołowska and Działkowa, with an area of 3.378 ha. It was established together with the construction of the Patronacki housing estate in 1907–1910 according to the design of Emil and Georg Zillmann, and the current name was established on October 25, 2010.
7. Willa dyrektora kopalni Giesche
The villa director of the Giesche mine - a villa located in the Giszowiec auxiliary unit in Katowice, at 10 Pszczyńska Street. The building was built in 1910 in the neo -Baroque style. He was intended for the director of the Giesche mine. During World War II, he settled with the villa Fritz Bracht - Gauleiter and supernatent of the province of Upper Silesia, while after the war he served as a kindergarten, culture center, scout and bank.
8. Kuria Metropolitalna
Bishop's Palace in Katowice – a building erected in the years 1927-1933 intended for the seat of bishops of the Diocese of Katowice and the Bishop's Curia, owned by the Archdiocese of Katowice. It is located at 39 Henryka Jordana Street. It was designed by the creators of the Christ the King Archcathedral located in the vicinity: architects Zygmunt Gawlik and Franciszek Mączyński. Currently, it is the seat of the Archdiocesan Curia.
9. Kościół świętego Józefa
St. Joseph's Church in Katowice-Załęż is a Roman Catholic parish church of St. Joseph, located at 76 Gliwicka Street in Katowice, Poland. It was built in the years 1898-1900 as a votive church after the mining disaster in the Cleophas mine on March 4, 1896. The church was consecrated on November 8, 1900, and consecrated on April 29, 1902. The author of the church built in the neo-Gothic style is Ludwig Schneider.
10. Old Timers Garage
Old Timers Garage is a theatre and music club located in Katowice, Poland. Old Timers Garage is located in the historic, renovated premises of the Piast Cinema. It is one of the most dynamically operating independent cultural units in the region. Since November 2009, the club has hosted over 600 cultural events. Famous stars of the Polish and foreign music scene performed on its stage.
11. Kościół pw. Świętego Józefa Robotnika
The church of Saint Józef Robotnik in Katowice-Józefowiec-the Roman Catholic parish church of the parish of St. Józef Robotnik, located in Katowice, in the Woolowiec-Józefowiec district, at the intersection of Józefowska and prof. J. Mikusiński. The church was built in the neo -Baroque style in 1935–1939. The designer of the temple is Jan Priest from Katowice.
Wikipedia: Kościół św. Józefa Robotnika w Katowicach (PL), Website
12. Evangelical Cemetery
Evangelical cemetery at Francuska Street in Katowice – necropolis at Francuska Street in Katowice, owned by the Katowice Evangelical-Augsburg parish. It stretches between the streets: Francuska, Powstańców Śląskich and Konstantego Damrota, bordering the Catholic cemetery. In February 1993 it was entered into the register of monuments.
Wikipedia: Cmentarz ewangelicki przy ul. Francuskiej w Katowicach (PL)
13. Dom Oświatowy
The educational home-the Silesian Library-is a building in Katowice, located in the city centre of ul. French 12. One of the examples of modernist architecture in Upper Silesia. It was designed by architects Stanislav Tabeski and Joseph Ribitsky. The building was designed in a functionalist style in 1928 and completed in 1934.
14. Pomnik Henryka Sławika i Józsefa Antalla
The Monument to Henryk Sławik and József Antall Sr. in Katowice is a monument located in Katowice, Poland, located on the square in front of the International Congress Centre. It is dedicated to Henryk Sławik and József Antal senior – heroes of the Second World War, thanks to whom at least 5,000 Polish Jews were saved.
Wikipedia: Pomnik Henryka Sławika i Józsefa Antalla seniora w Katowicach (PL)
15. Kapliczka Matki Boskiej
The Chapel of the Mother of God in Katowice-Dębie-a historic, neo-Gothic house chapel, located on the corner of Dębowa and Opinka Streets in Katowice, in the Dąb district. It was founded in 1893 from the Antoni and Józefa Kracl Foundation. It is located in the Roman Catholic parish of St. Jan and Paweł Martyrs.
16. Pomnik Józefa Piłsudskiego
Monument to Marshal Józef Piłsudski - a monument to Józef Piłsudski, unveiled in 1993, located on the square of Bolesław the Brave, in front of the pediment of the Silesian building of the Provincial Office in Katowice. The monument was placed back to the building of the former Provincial Trade Union Council.
17. Izba Śląska
Izba Śląska - a museum in Katowice in the Giszowiec district at Pod Lipami Square 3-3a, presenting exhibits related to the culture and art of Upper Silesia as well as paintings and memorabilia of the painter Ewwald Gawlik. This seat is a branch of the Municipal House of Culture Szopienice-Giszowiec in Katowice.
18. Cmentarz rzymskokatolicki Parafii Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP
Catholic cemetery at Francuska Street in Katowice – necropolis founded in 1870 in connection with the construction of the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the oldest and most historically valuable necropolises in Katowice. It borders with the Evangelical cemetery located on the same street.
19. Izba Pamięci Kopalni Wujek
The Museum – Memorial Chamber of the Wujek Mine in Katowice – a museum located in Katowice, on the premises of the "Wujek" Coal Mine in the Brynów district. It is dedicated to the memory of the pacification of the mine, which took place on December 16, 1981, after the introduction of martial law.
Wikipedia: Muzeum – Izba Pamięci Kopalni Wujek w Katowicach (PL), Website
20. Pomnik Harcerzy Września - Obrońców Katowic
Monument to the Scouts of September - unveiled on September 4, 1983 a monument commemorating the martyrdom of Silesian scouts, who in September 1939 resisted German soldiers and militants entering Katowice. The monument also commemorates scouts who fell or were murdered later in the German occupation.
21. Museum of Katowice History
The Museum of the History of Katowice - a local government cultural institution, whose tasks include taking care of the documentation of the past of Katowice and the dissemination of historical, artistic and aesthetic values of the city, as part of the Upper Silesian and Polish and European heritage.
22. Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA
Gallery of Contemporary Art BWA in Katowice – a gallery of contemporary art was established in Katowice in August 1949, then as a branch of the Central Bureau of Art Exhibitions. It is located at al. Wojciecha Korfantego 6. Opening hours of exhibitions: except Mondays; daily 10.00 - 18.00.
Wikipedia: Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA w Katowicach (PL), Website, Facebook
23. Katowice Mountaineering Club
Monument to the Mountaineers in Katowice – a monument, located in Katowice, located in Kosciuszko Park, in the vicinity of the historic church of St. Michael the Archangel. This obelisk commemorates the tragically deceased mountaineers – members of the Katowice Mountaineering Club.
Spodek is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened on 9 May 1971. Aside from the main dome, the complex includes a gym, an ice rink, a hotel and three large car parks. It was the largest indoor venue of its kind in Poland until it was surpassed by Tauron Arena in 2014.
25. Budynek Łaźni Miejskiej
The City Bathhouse in Katowice – a public utility building at 5 Adama Mickiewicza Street in Katowice, erected in the years 1894–1895 in an eclectic style, rebuilt in 1911 and in the years 1996–1997, entered in the register of immovable monuments of the Silesian Voivodeship.
26. Legendia Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko
Legendia is a permanent amusement park located within Silesian Park in the center of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, Silesia, Poland. It has an area of 26 ha. In 2008, the park saw 253,000 visitors. It is one of the largest permanent amusement parks in Poland.
27. Wojciech Korfanty
Monument of Wojciech Korfanty in Katowice – unveiled on June 19, 1999 monument of Wojciech Korfanty located on the square of the Silesian Parliament, between the Silesian Voivodship Office and the Faculty of Philology of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
28. Jerzy Ziętek
Monument of General Jerzy Ziętek – a monument in Katowice-Śródmieście, unveiled on November 19, 2005, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the death of the former voivode General Jerzy Ziętek (Jorg), located at the Katowice roundabout named after him.
29. Kościół pw. Świętego Michała Archanioła
Church of St. Michael Archangel is one of the oldest buildings in Katowice. It's located in Kościuszko Park, where it was moved in 1938 from the village Syrynia, where it was originally constructed in 1510. It is under the invocation of St. Michael.
Wikipedia: Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Katowice (EN), Website
Family sculpture, Family monument in Katowice - a monument, actually a sculpture in the Katowice district of Koszutka, located in the western part of Grunwaldzki Square, at the intersection of Sokolska Street and Gustawa Morcinka Street.
31. Pomnik Józefa Wieczorka
Monument to Józef Wieczorek in Katowice - a monument commemorating the Giesche mine miner - Józef Wieczorek, located at ul. Zofia Nałkowska in the auxiliary unit Janów-Nikiszowiec, opposite the square of Emil and Georg Zillmann.
32. Archikatedra pw. Chrystusa Króla w Katowicach
Archikatedra Chrystusa Króla w Katowicach is a classicist archcathedral in Katowice-Śródmieście, Katowice, Poland. Constructed between 1927 and 1955, the Archcathedral of Christ the King is the largest archcathedral in Poland.
Wikipedia: Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice (EN), Website
33. Pałac Młodzieży im. Aleksandra Kamińskiego
Youth Palace prof. Aleksandra Kamiński in Katowice - outbuilding of non -school education of the city of Katowice. Pedagogical supervision over the Palace of Youth is exercised by the Silesian School Superintendent in Katowice.
34. plac ks. kard. Augusta Hlonda
Cardinal August Hlond Square in Katowice is a square located in the Śródmieście district of Katowice, in the city center. It is located between the streets: Mikołowska, Henryka Jordana, Głowackiego and J. Poniatowskiego.
35. Kolej linowa „Elka”
"Elka" cableway in Chorzów - a year -round rope railway operating in the Silesian Park located in Chorzów. The railway operator is the Provincial Park of Culture and Recreation Gen. Jerzy Ziętek S. A. in Chorzów.
36. Kościół świętego Szczepana
The Kościół św. Szczepana or Saint Stephen's Church is a church in Katowice, Silesian Voivodship, Poland. It is dedicated to Saint Stephen and located at 50°16′9″N 19°2′17″E on Leopold Markiefki street.
37. Jan Paweł II
The Pope John Paul II Monument is a monument in Katowice, Poland, located in the northwest corner of the Cathedral Square in Katowice, Poland. On the opposite side of Powstańców Street there is John Paul II Square.
38. Plac Grunwaldzki
Plac Grunwaldzki in Katowice - a square located in the Koszutka district in Katowice, in the northern part of the city. Located between Sokolska Street, Gustawa Morcinka Street and Władysława Broniewskiego Street.
39. Kościół Zmartwychwstania Pańskiego w Katowicach
Church of the Resurrection in Katowice is a neo-Roman Evangelical-Augsburg church in the Śródmieście district, Katowice, Poland. It was built in the years 1856–1858 and was the first masonry church in Katowice.
Wikipedia: Church of the Resurrection, Katowice (EN), Website
40. Wieża spadochronowa
Parachute Tower in Katowice is a 35-metre tall lattice parachute tower built in 1937 for training parachute jumps. It was used in the first days of World War II by the 73rd infantry regiment as an observation tower.
41. Święty Jan
The statue of St. John in Katowice – a statue, most likely depicting St. John the Evangelist, located in the Katowice district of Śródmieście, at the inlet of Świętego Jana Street to the Market Square.
42. Pomnik Powstańców Śląskich w Nikiszowcu
Monument to the Silesian Powstańców in Katowice-Nikiszowiec-a monument commemorating the Silesian Insurgents, located on the square at Zamkowa Street in Katowice, on the Janów-Nikiszowiec auxiliary unit.
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