39 Sights in Katowice, Poland (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Katowice, Poland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 39 sights are available in Katowice, Poland.

List of cities in Poland Sightseeing Tours in Katowice

1. Giszowiec

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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".

Wikipedia: Giszowiec (EN)

2. Pomnik Powstańców Śląskich

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Pomnik Powstańców Śląskich Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Silesian Insurgents' Monument (EN)

3. Kościół pw. Świętego Stanisława Kostki

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The Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Katowice is a Roman Catholic parish church of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish located in Katowice, in the Giszowiec district, at Górniczego Stanu Street, 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 adjacent to the church building is a bell tower equipped with two bells. Inside the temple, on the side and back, there is a choir, while the ceiling of the church is coffered.

Wikipedia: Kościół św. Stanisława Kostki w Katowicach (PL)

4. Kamienica Pod Butem

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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.

Wikipedia: Kamienica Pod Butem w Katowicach (PL)

5. Żyrafa

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Sculpture of the Giraffe in the Silesian Park – one of the most famous and recognizable objects in the Silesian Park. The image of a giraffe on three legs is one of many outdoor sculptures in the Silesian Park, and at the same time a symbol of the park. Żyrafa is located at one of the main entrances to the Silesian Park, next to the bus and tram stop "Park Śląski Ogród Zoologiczny". The sculpture became an inspiration to name the avenue leading to the Silesian Zoological Garden.

Wikipedia: Rzeźba_Żyrafy_w_Parku_Śląskim (PL)

6. Plac Wolności

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Plac Wolności in Katowice is a city square located in the Śródmieście district of Katowice. The following streets radiate from it: 3 Maja running towards the Market Square, Sokolska leading towards Koszutka and Bogucice, Gliwicka running towards Załęż and further – Chorzów, and short streets of Jan Matejki and Sądowa. The square has recreational functions, is the starting point of the manifestation, it is also an important transport hub, both for buses and trams.

Wikipedia: Plac Wolności w Katowicach (PL)

7. Park Giszowiecki

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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.

Wikipedia: Park Giszowiecki w Katowicach (PL)

8. Willa dyrektora kopalni Giesche

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Villa of the director of the Giesche mine - a villa located in the Katowice auxiliary unit Giszowiec, at 10 Pszczyńska Street. The building was built in 1910 in the neo-baroque style. It was intended for the director of the Giesche mine. During World War II, he lived in the villa Fritz Bracht – Gauleiter and president of the province of Upper Silesia, while after the war he served as a kindergarten, cultural center, scouting and bank.

Wikipedia: Willa dyrektora kopalni „Giesche” (PL)

9. Kuria Metropolitalna

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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.

Wikipedia: Pałac Biskupi w Katowicach (PL)

10. Kościół świętego Józefa

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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.

Wikipedia: Kościół św. Józefa w Katowicach (PL)

11. Kościół pw. Świętego Józefa Robotnika

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The Church of St. Joseph the Worker in Katowice-Józefowiec is a Roman Catholic parish church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish located in Katowice, Poland, in the Wełnowiec-Józefowiec district, at the intersection of Józefowska and Prof. J. Mikusińskiego Streets. The church was built in the neo-baroque style in the years 1935-1939. The designer of the temple is Jan Kapłoka from Katowice.

Wikipedia: Kościół św. Józefa Robotnika w Katowicach (PL)

12. Dom Oświatowy

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Dom Oświatowy Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Educational House – Silesian Library – a building in Katowice, located in the city center at 12 Francuska Street. One of the examples of modernist architecture in Upper Silesia. Its designers were architects Stanisław Tabeński and Józef Rybicki. The building was designed in 1928 in the functionalist style, it was completed in 1934.

Wikipedia: Dom Oświatowy – Biblioteka Śląska (PL)

13. Kapliczka Matki Boskiej

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The Chapel of Our Lady in Katowice-Dęba – a historic, neo-Gothic chapel of the house type, located on the corner of Dębowa and Źródlana streets in Katowice, in the Dąb district. It was established in 1893 from the foundation of Antoni and Józefa Kracl. It is located in the Roman Catholic parish of St. John and Paul Martyrs.

Wikipedia: Kaplica Matki Bożej w Katowicach-Dębie (PL)

14. Pomnik Henryka Sławika i Józsefa Antalla

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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. Pomnik Józefa Piłsudskiego

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Monument of Marshal Józef Piłsudski – unveiled in 1993, the monument of Józef Piłsudski located on Bolesław Chrobry Square, in front of the pediment of the building of the Silesian Voivodship Office in Katowice. The monument was placed with its back to the building of the former Provincial Council of Trade Unions.

Wikipedia: Pomnik Józefa Piłsudskiego w Katowicach (PL)

16. Izba Śląska

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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.

Wikipedia: Izba Śląska (PL)

17. Pomnik Harcerzy Września - Obrońców Katowic

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Monument to the Scouts of September - unveiled on September 4, 1983 monument commemorating the martyrdom of Silesian scouts, who in September 1939 resisted the entering Katowice German soldiers and fighters. The monument also commemorates scouts who died or were murdered later during the German occupation.

Wikipedia: Pomnik Harcerzy Września w Katowicach (PL)

18. Izba Pamięci Kopalni Wujek

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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)

19. Evangelical Cemetery

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Gospel cemetery. French cemetery in Katowice. The French language of Katowice, owned by the Gospel-Augsburg Diocese of Katowice. It straddles the streets: France, Silesian rebels and Constantine Damrot, bordering the Catholic cemetery. In February 1993, she was listed in the Register of Monuments.

Wikipedia: Cmentarz ewangelicki przy ul. Francuskiej w Katowicach (PL)

20. Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA

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Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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)

21. Budynek Łaźni Miejskiej

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The Municipal Bath Building in Katowice – a public utility building at 5 Adama Mickiewicza Street in Katowice, erected in the years 1894-1895 in the eclectic style, rebuilt in 1911 and in the years 1996-1997, entered into the register of immovable monuments of the Silesian Voivodeship.

Wikipedia: Budynek Łaźni Miejskiej w Katowicach (PL)

22. Spodek

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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.

Wikipedia: Spodek (EN)

23. Museum of Katowice History

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The Museum of the History of Katowice – a self-governing cultural institution whose tasks include taking care of the documentation of Katowice's past and disseminating historical, artistic and aesthetic values of the city as part of the Upper Silesian, Polish and European heritage.

Wikipedia: Muzeum Historii Katowic (PL)

24. Katowice Mountaineering Club

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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.

Wikipedia: Pomnik Alpinistów w Katowicach (PL)

25. Legendia Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko

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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.

Wikipedia: Legendia (EN)

26. Wojciech Korfanty

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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.

Wikipedia: Pomnik Wojciecha Korfantego w Katowicach (PL)

27. Jerzy Ziętek

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Monument to 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 of his name.

Wikipedia: Pomnik generała Jerzego Ziętka w Katowicach (PL)

28. Cmentarz rzymskokatolicki Parafii Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP

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Catholic cemetery on the street. The cemetery in Katowice, France, was founded in 1870 and built in the name of the Virgin Mary. It is one of the oldest and most historic cemeteries in Katowice. It borders the evangelical cemetery, on the same street.

Wikipedia: Cmentarz przy ul. Francuskiej w Katowicach (PL)

29. Kościół pw. Świętego Michała Archanioła

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Kościół pw. Świętego Michała Archanioła Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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)

30. Pałac Młodzieży im. Aleksandra Kamińskiego

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The Prof. Aleksander Kamiński Youth Palace in Katowice is an out-of-school education institution of the city of Katowice. Pedagogical supervision over the Youth Palace is exercised by the Silesian Superintendent of Education in Katowice.

Wikipedia: Pałac Młodzieży w Katowicach (PL)

31. Archikatedra pw. Chrystusa Króla w Katowicach

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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)

32. plac ks. kard. Augusta Hlonda

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Cardinal August Hlonda Square in Katowice - a square located in the Śródmieście district in Katowice, in the city center. It is located between the following streets: Mikołowska, Henryka Jordan, Głowacki and J. Poniatowski.

Wikipedia: Plac Augusta Hlonda w Katowicach (PL)

33. Rodzina

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The Family Monument in Katowice is a monument, actually a sculpture in the Koszutka district of Katowice, located in the western part of Grunwaldzki Square, at the intersection of Sokolska Street and Gustawa Morcinka Street.

Wikipedia: Pomnik „Rodzina” w Katowicach (PL)

34. Kolej linowa „Elka”

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The "Elka" cable car in Chorzów is a year-round cable car operating in the Silesian Park in Chorzów, Poland. The railway operator is the Gen. Jerzy Ziętek Regional Park of Culture and Recreation S. A. in Chorzów.

Wikipedia: Kolej linowa „Elka” w Chorzowie (PL)

35. Kościół świętego Szczepana

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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.

Wikipedia: St. Stephen's Church, Katowice (EN)

36. Jan Paweł II

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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.

Wikipedia: Pomnik Papieża Jana Pawła II w Katowicach (PL)

37. Kościół Zmartwychwstania Pańskiego w Katowicach

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Kościół Zmartwychwstania Pańskiego w Katowicach Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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)

38. Wieża spadochronowa

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Wieża spadochronowa Lestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Parachute Tower in Katowice (EN)

39. Śląski Ogród Zoologiczny

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Silesian Zoological Garden is a zoological garden in Poland. It was founded in 1954 and is situated in the Katowice and Chorzów districts of Silesia. It covers over 47.6 ha within the Silesian Central Park.

Wikipedia: Silesian Zoological Garden (EN)

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