Category: Cultural Heritage
Museum in Racibórz - The Church of the Holy Spirit

The church of Holy Spirit of Racibórz is a fourteenth-century building. For ages, its history was associated with the nearby Dominican monastery. The convent in the monastery, which daughter of the local dukes entered, was one of the main religious and cultural centers in the area. Nowadays, inside the building, which after the dissolution of the monasteries in Prussia in 1810 went through various vicissitudes, there is a museum with some interesting exhibitions, including an archaeological one.

street Rzeźnicza 15
47-400 Racibórz
Rybnicko-Raciborski Region
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 32 415 49 01
: +48 32 415 49 01
General Information
: museums, churches
Prices & amenities
: Price list on the website.
: soboty
: children, students
: guide , museum lessons
: wi-fi
: whole year

Monday-Friday: 9 am-4 pm Saturday, Sunday: 10 am-2 pm


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The Racibórz Cultural Centre is one of the most important places on the cultural map of Racibórz. As befits the distinguished institution, it is housed in an old historic townhouse at 21 Chopina Street. The house was rebuilt in the Classicist style in the first half of the 19th century. In 1846, piano virtuoso Franz Liszt gave a performance in its elegant concert hall. In the interwar period, the hotel “German House” operated in it.
Racibórz, one of the oldest towns in Upper Silesia, still retains a clear medieval urban layout. The market square is situated in its center. Streets run out of the square forming a distinctive grid plan. In 1945, the Racibórz Old Town was almost completely destroyed. Therefore, its modern buildings around the square represent pseudo-Renaissance style. The center of the market square is decorated with an original, Baroque Marian column.
The church of Saint James is located at the Racibórz market square. It is a post-Dominican church, which was part of the former monastery, dating from the fifteenth century. Dominicans were brought to Raciborz at the end of the first half of the thirteenth century. The church building has a rather checkered history. It was burned down in fires, and as a result, was rebuilt many times. The Dominican monastery standing next to the church was demolished after the dissolution of the monasteries in Prussia in 1810.
The parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest parishes in Racibórz. It now comprises the city center. According to tradition, the sanctuary itself, located in the southern corner of the market square, dates back to the twelfth century, but scholars hold the opinions that it was erected a little later. In the course of time, the Gothic building underwent reconstructions. In particular, the church suffered during the war, but after the war, the church was thoroughly renovated.
The castle of Racibórz is an old stronghold, whose origins are not fully known. The building preserved to this day results from many reconstructions carried out in the following centuries, and therefore, it combines different architectural styles. One of the most valuable objects is the castle chapel of Saint Thomas Becket of Canterbury, known as the pearl of the Silesian Gothic. The castle of Racibórz I s now open to the public. Numerous cultural events are held here.
Nowadays, beer is produced mainly by large companies, which affects its quality. Therefore, more and more discerning beer drinkers are turning to the products of smaller breweries. Racibórz Castle Brewery prides itself on the oldest tradition of beer brewing in the region. According to written sources, it is known that in this area, beer brewing dates back to at least as early as the thirteenth century. The first mention of the ducal brewery comes from the sixteenth century.
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