The parish branch church of Saint Dorothy in
Będzin is located on Mount Saint Dorothy (382
m above sea level), also known as Mount of
Transfiguration, in the town district of
Grodziec. The church was erected in the first
half of the 17th century, and for almost one
hundred years served as a parish church. In
1865, a picture of Mother of God was placed in
the church, which became a pilgrimage
destination. Nowadays, the church houses its
In Grodziec, which is a district of Będzin, there are
magnificent industrial ruins. Tall chimneys, silos, sunken
floors of the halls are remnants of the oldest cement
plant in Poland. It was built by Jan Ciechanowski within
his land estate in 1857. The plant had remained in the
hands of the family until the mid-20s of the last century,
when it was taken over by the Belgian company "Solvay".
Portland cement was manufactured here until 1979.
Grodziec, which in the past was already a village and a separate town, has been a district of Będzin since 1975. It is located in the north-west part of the town, in a hilly
area. Amid several storey high working class houses stands a Classicist palace of the Ciechanowskis, built in the 1840s. Today, it houses a care home.
The Dąbrowskie Basin has its own small lake district – the
Dąbrowskie Lake District. This somewhat boisterous name
is sometimes referred to a group of the four reservoirs in
Dąbrowa Górnicza, known collectively as Pogoria. For
years, Pogoria I and Pogoria III have been leisure and
recreation centers. Their beaches, spas, guest houses,
pubs, clubs, and yacht clubs attract visitors. Anglers are
fond of the reservoirs, as are rare species of birds. The
largest lake - Pogoria IV still awaits land management.
Zagłębie Dąbrowskie ma swoje własne, małe Mazury – Pojezierze Dąbrowskie. Tą nieco szumną nazwą określa się czasami zespół czterech zbiorników wodnych w Dąbrowie Górniczej, znanych pod wspólną nazwą Pogorii. Pogoria I i Pogoria III są od lat centrami wypoczynku i rekreacji. Przyciągają plażami, kąpieliskami, pensjonatami, pubami oraz klubami jachtowymi. Akweny upodobali sobie wędkarze i... rzadkie gatunki ptaków. Na zagospodarowanie czeka największe jezioro – Pogoria IV.
The first Jews arrived in Bedzin in the Middle Ages. In the
following centuries the local Jewish commune played an
important role in the life of the town. In the late nineteenth
and early twentieth century, Będzin had the largest
concentration of the Jewish population in the Dąbrowa
Basin. It was almost completely destroyed by the
Holocaust. On the northern slopes of Castle Hill, there is a
Jewish cemetery with approximately 850 tombstones. The
oldest of them dates from 1831.
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.
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.