Center of new forms
Silesia, as an area inextricably linked with mining, is not always associated with broadly understood tourism and leisure in the common consciousness. Visiting Katowice should start from the city center, where one of the oldest monuments is located. Koszutka, Bogucice and Brynów are also noteworthy.
Explore the city
Historic mining estate entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Originally, it was a workers’ housing estate for miners from the “Giesche” mine. Among the uniform tenement houses stand out: a neo-baroque church, an administrative building, a bathhouse, a boiler room, a school and a police station.
The Sports and Entertainment Hall “Spodek” is a pearl of modernist architecture and one of the most famous sports and entertainment halls in Poland. The facility is a venue for basketball, handball, volleyball and unforgettable concerts and events.
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The newly built building of the Polish National Radio Orchestra aspires to be the most modern music facility in Poland and Europe. The unusual shape of the great concert hall enhances the effect of the audience’s participation in the concert. The space around the building is a garden of arts with squares, fountains, amphitheaters and art installations.
Since 2015, the institution is located in a modern architectural complex at Dobrowolskiego Street. Visitors should pay particular attention to the rich collection of Polish painting, art photography exhibitions, the exhibition of Polish posters and the rich ethnographic collection.
The Valley of the Three Ponds
The Three Ponds Valley is a green area with an area of approx. 65 ha, located in Muchowiec – the downtown district of Katowice. Tourists and residents are attracted by large water reservoirs, marinas, a bathing beach with a beach, as well as bicycle and roller paths.
Guitar History Museum
The museum contains a rich collection of lute instruments from different regions of the world and historical periods. The place allows you to play on exhibits. The guitar displays are complemented by multimedia in the form of music and stories. Visiting is possible by prior appointment by phone.
Monument to the Polish Insurgents
It commemorates three armed actions of the Silesian population against the German authorities, caused by the desire to join Upper Silesia to Poland. The monument has the form of three eagle’s wings symbolizing the three Silesian Uprisings of 1919-1921.
It is the largest dramatic stage in Upper Silesia. It consists of four scenes: Large, Chamber, Malarnia, and Gallery. Theater of Stanisław Wyspiański presents both his own propositions and performances from Poland and abroad.
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