The Pszów Calvary is located a short distance from the town
center. It is a complex consisting of a neo-Baroque church and
fourteen chapels, which depict through sculptural
compositions the stations of the Way of the Cross. The Pszów
Calvary lies in a picturesque, hilly terrain conducive to an
atmosphere of silence and prayer. Along with the nearby
sanctuary in Pszów, it is one of the popular pilgrimage
destinations in Silesia.
The coal mine “Anna”, whose origins date back
to the first half of the nineteenth century,
operated until 2012, when the last ton of coal
was mined on April 11. In addition to the mine
itself, with shafts and other buildings, the
workers' housing estate, built in the years
1905-1925, has been preserved to this day.
Several dozen houses were then built, as well
as administration offices, a shopping center, a
canteen and other facilities.
The origins of the first church of Saint George in
Rydułtowy are not explained thoroughly. It is known,
however, that the present church is the fourth successive
building erected on the same site, and that the local
parish has existed here, at least since 1501. The large,
neo-Gothic building of the present church dates from the
late nineteenth century. The peculiar concillation crosses
with two cross arms, which is the only one of its kind in
the Poland, stands next to the church.
Rydultowy is one of the many towns in Upper Silesia whose history over the last 200 years has been inextricably connected with coal mining. The Coal Mine “Rydultowy” still operates in the town. Historic mine buildings including that of the scales are still present in its landscape. The lesser-known buildings are remnants of the workers’ colony “Karol”, which now consists of a few characteristic multi-family brick houses and adjacent small outbuildings.