Gliwice was located in the middle of the thirteenth century.
At this time coincided with the establishment of the oldest
parishes in the city, which operates from the fifteenth
century, dedicated to All Saints. The present parish church
was built at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth century,
in the Gothic style. Fire destroyed the temple several times,
and after a further restorations not recovered the previous
appearance of the original. The most distinctive feature is a massive tower
open to the public,.
Gliwice is one of the major Upper Silesian cities, which can boast of the well preserved medieval urban layout. Its centre forms a square marketplace with the centrally located town hall. The first wooden town hall was probably erected as early as the end of the thirteenth century. It was later replaced with a brick one. The present-day nimeteenth-century, Clsssicist town hall stands on its Gothic foundations.
Gliwice belongs to the old city in Silesia, which has retained
its medieval urban layout in the center. We do not know the
exact date of granting city rights to Gliwice, but it was
probably as early as in the thirteenth century. In the
fourteenth century, the city on the Kłodnica river was
surrounded by defensive walls. They protected the market
square with the town hall and the nearby church of All Saints.
The town had a gridiron plan. All these medieval features
have survived to this day almost unchanged.
The Piast Castle in Gliwice is one of the landmarks of the
city. Its origin is attributed to Siemowit, the first ruler who
styled himself Duke of Gliwice. He reigned in the first half of
the fourteenth century. The stone and brick stronghold is
situated in the line of the city walls. It currently houses a
branch of the Gliwice Museum. The collections gathered
here present the history of the city and life of its people
from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
The cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Gliwice is among
the most beautiful neo-Gothic churches in Silesia. It was
built in the years 1896-1900. The building was erected in
the Latin cross plan, with three naves and the choir. The
tower rises up to a height of over 70 meters. The facade
and the walls of the church were decorated with
impressive and glazed and clinker bricks. In 1992, Pope
John Paul II raised the church to the rank of the Cathedral
of the Gliwice diocese.
The edifice of the present-day District Court in Gliwice was erected in the middle of the nineteenth century for the needs of the newly established Land Court. At first, it served the Prussian and then the German judiciary continuously until 1945. It is an Eclectic building with some elements of neo-Classicism referring to Italian Romanesque and Renaissance art with characteristic, two-colour clincker bricks.
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