One of the many interesting wooden churches of Silesia is located in Ostropa, a district of Gliwice. The church is situated a few miles west of the city, on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. It is difficult to determine the exact date of the construction of the first building on the site of the present church. It was mentioned as early as 1340, but we know that the building was burned down during the Hussite Wars. In the seventeenth century, it was replaced by a new shrine.
The nature reserve "Las Dąbrowa" is similar to a
natural forest complex. It is located on the border
of Gliwice and Sosnicowice. The reserve was
established in 2008. It covers almost 77 hectares.
It also has an over two hundred hectare buffer
zone. The reserve protects a scenic landscape of
the area, but mainly oak-hornbeam and riparian
forests with many rare species of animals and
The Central Cemetery at Kozielska Street in Gliwice is an
interesting example of modern urban necropolis, which is
located in a park. The cemetery was established in the
1920s in response to the demand of the growing city on the
Kłodnica river. It has an oval layout, with a symmetrical
arrangement of plots and alleys. Two gates lead to the
cemetery, and in its central part there is a monumental
The loft in the granary in Gliwice is another successful
example of the revitalization of former industrial
buildings in Silesia. The project of the adaptation was
created at the “Medusa Group” designing studio from
Bytom, also known for the “Bolko” loft building in that
city. There are luxurious apartments and utility rooms in
the nineteenth-century Gliwice granary. The project was
soon appreciated. It already received the
“Superjednostka (Super Unit)” award in 2010 and secured
its place in the prestigious catalog of "101 most
interesting Polish buildings of the decade."
The wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary located on the Starokozielski Cemetery in Gliwice was originally erected in Zębowice near Olesno. Itserved the local faithful from the end of the fifteenth century to the beginning of the last century. Then, it was carried over to Gliwice. It is archaic wooden structure, with an added tower, was crowned with a helmet and a lantern. The interior, decorated in the Baroque style, dates from the eighteenth century.
The history of the Gliwice parish church of the Holy
Cross is connected to two orders. The Baroque church
was built in the seventeenth century by the
Franciscans, after the conflagration of the older
church. It is worth emphasizing that after being rebuilt
in the 1920s, the church was deprived of stylistic
features. From that time on, to the present day, there
has been a Redemptorist monastery, here. Inside the
church, it is worthwhile to see old furnishings and a
number of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century
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