The parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Katowice was founded in 1873, which means that it is the second oldest Catholic parish in the capital of Upper Silesia. The parish church of Saint Mary’s, was built in the years 1862-1870. This beautiful neo-Gothic church stands at the eastern end of Mariacka Street (originally Richard Holze Street) Inside, there are, among others, beautiful stained glass windows, designed by Adam Bunsch.
The Evangelical Church of the Resurrection is the oldest stone church in Katowice. It was built in the years 1856-1858 – and it is the oldest building in the city. Later, it was expanded and restored many times. It is a neo-Romanesque shrine, also referring to the early Christian architecture. Inside the church it is worth noting the original pulpit, stained glass windows in the chancel and valuable organ.
The Educational House of the People's Libraries Society at Francuska Street in Katowice is one of the most spectacular examples of modernist architecture created in interwar Poland. The building was erected in the years 1929-1934, and the designers were Stanislaw Tabeński and Józef Rybicki. The edifice presents all the features of a modern building, recommended by the master modernists - French architect, Le Corbusier.
The scientific center of Katowice is situated at the Bankowa Street. Along this short thoroughfare we can find the most important buildings of the Silesian University, including the magnificent edifice of the Rectorate, modern faculty buildings from the 70s of the last century and the pride of the current university authorities - an intelligent seat of the Faculty of Law and Administration, as well and the surprisingly impressive body of the Centre Scientific Information and the Academic Library, known as "redhead". On the same street, we can also encounter the Poland's only sculpture of the student.
The Museum of the History of Katowice was founded in 1983 as a continuation of the Social Museum of the History of Katowice and a branch of the Upper Silesian Museum. Currently, the museum is housed in an Art Nouveau building located in the city center street, at the Księdza Szafranka Street. The museum invites you to see two permanent exhibitions: one is devoted to the history of Katowice; the other presents recreated house interiors of the middle and upper classes. The Museum holds a collection of pastels by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy.
The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice is the oldest Polish institution of higher education in Silesia. It is housed in several buildings in the city center, of which the neo-Gothic main building (the former building school) and the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Music Education "Symphony" distinguish themselves. Since 2002, the Museum of Silesian Organs has been operating in the Academy, featuring antique musical instruments, as well as archival documents related to them.
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The...
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The traditions of our region blend harmoniously with modernity. The stylish interior of the old engine building give to this place a unique character.
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur...
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natural light, open space offers room for up to 160 guests. The interiors are full of distinctive colours combined with minimalist forms.
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusivel...
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively on natural and local ingredients. The dining room is open to the kitchen, dishes are serve with the principles of the French service.
The 4-star Novotel Katowice Centrum is located in the heart of the city by the Road Katowice-Warsaw, is ideal for both business and leisure guests. Hotel has in offer 300 air-conditioned comfortable rooms, 11 functional conference rooms, recreation center, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, massage room and a car park.
The hotel ibis budget Katowice Centrum is situated in the center of the capital of Upper Silesia, 24 miles (38 km) from the international airport in Pyrzowice and 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station.
Drzwi Zwane Koniem to klubokawiarnia i restauracja założona przez Spółdzielnię Socjalną Honolulu, wspólny projekt katowickich stowarzyszeń: Fabryki Inicjatyw Lokalnych oraz Polskiego Forum Edukacji Europejskiej.