Sośnicowice, situated in the district of
Gliwice, is one of the smallest towns in Silesia
and in entire Poland. The origins of the
settlement are not adequately explained, but
it was probably founded in the thirteenth
century. In the course of time, a gradually
growing village evolved into a spatial layout
that has survived to our days. Nineteenthcentury houses have survived around the
centrally located market. There are also
several other, much older monuments.
The parish in Sośnicowice, a former trading
settlement, founded by Duke Władysław of
Opole in the thirteenth century, is as old as the
village itself. The present church of Saint James
the Elder comes from the mid-fourteenth
century, but it was renovated in the Baroque
style in the seventeenth century. Later, in the
late eighteenth century, it was rebuilt after a
The palace of Sośnicowice is an impressive,
late-Baroque mansion, built at initiative of
Karl Joseph von Hoditza in the mid-eighteenth
century. It was erected on the site of a
medieval castle. Despite the devastation
during the war in 1945, in the interiors of the
building are preserved. The interior of the
mansion, decorated in the Regency and early
Rococo styles, has survived to this day. Today,
the palace houses the Nursing Home
"Ostoja". The building, which is located next
to the picturesque park, is not open to the
The historic church in Rachowice is one of the interesting places of worship in the district of Gliwice. The sanctuary lies on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. Rachowice is one of the oldest villages in the region. The local parish is mentioned for the first time at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The present church is the result of construction work carried out in the following centuries. The sanctuary is made of wood and brick.
Smolnica, now lying in the district of Gliwice, in the commune of Sośnicowice, as its name suggests (Smoleń means “pitch” in Polish) was a village traditionally inhabited by charcoal and pitch burners. The first mention of the village dates back to the thirteenth century. In the second half of the fourteenth century, a parish was established in the village. We do not know when the first church was erected in Smolnica, or where it was located. The present church of Saint Bartholomew was founded as a Lutheran church at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
The church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, located in Sierakowice, in the district of Gliwice, is a branch church of the parish in Rachowice. Of particular interest to those interested in monuments are paintings covering the entire interior of the church. They depict scenes from the Bible. These paintings were for a long time
beneath the successive coat of the pain. They were discovered at the beginning of this century. The Sierakowice shrine is one of the monuments on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
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