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 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.
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.
In the interwar period, the Silesian Parliament (Sejm) was in the legislative authority of the autonomous Silesian voivodeship. In the years 1925-1929, a magnificent edifice was built in Katowice, which became the seat of both the Silesian Parliament and the Voivodeship Office. The building was the largest in Poland at that time. It- was built in the neo- Classicist style. The Parliament Hall became a model for the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, which was being constructed at the same time.
There are 23 cemeteries in Katowice. In many of them well known people are buried, and we can admire beautiful tombstones. But the most important necropolis of Katowice, the counterpart of Warsaw’s Powązki and Cracow’s Rakowice, is the cemetery of the parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary located at Francuska Street. The Avenue of Honor can be found here, including the graves of Wojciech Korfanty, Józef Rymer and General Józef Ziętek.
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.