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  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The complex of buildings of the Silesian Museum, situated in the former Katowice coal mine, along with other institutions which are being built here will create the so-called Cultural District - the new centre of cultural life for the city. The coal mine "Katowice" operated from the third decade of the nineteenth century until the end of the last century. In total, about 120 million tons of coal were mined. Characteristic old buildings have remained of the mine, many of whom were built as early as the nineteenth century, and each individual building was given the features inspired by the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    "The largest private art gallery in Poland is situated in Janów, a district east of the city center of Katowice. It is located in the pithead building and the bathroom at the shaft ""Wilson"" in the Coal Mine ""Wieczorek"". The gallery boasts of an exhibition area of nearly 2500 square meters! Monica Paca and Johannes opened the gallery, by inviting a group of artists, musicians, actors and other artists, and lovers of contemporary art. The gallery is located on the Industrial Monuments Route of the Silesian voivodeship. "
  • Cultural Heritage
    Czeladź
    The Gallery "Elektrownia" (“Power Station”) is housed in the old building of the largest and most modern industrial plant the town city - the coal mine "Saturn". The building was built of brick, in the style characteristic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It was designed by outstanding Polish architect, Joseph Pius Dziekoński. Inside the building, there are art exhibitions, an original turbine, a control panel and a powerful flywheel.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bytom
    “Kronika” ("Chronicle"), which is part of the Bytom Cultural Center, was established in 1991. The activities of this institution are beyond an ordinary gallery itself. It combines various fields of art - painting, printmaking, architecture, film, theater, music - into one artistic message. In 2006, the institution underwent reorganization. The center was also renovated. Moreover, the gallery goes beyond art. It runs a bike rental shop.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bytom
    Lovers of old cars should seek out in Bytom the following address: 98 Strzelców Bytomskich Street. In the building of the voivodeship training centre for drivers one can find the Museum of Motorization and Technology, in which there are three exhibition pavillons presenting old cars, wheelers as well as military vehicles. They come from a few Silesian institutions and private collections. The oldest vehicle is a Buick from 1928.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Pszczyna
    The Stables of the Prince of Pless are one of the many attractions of the town, which after a complete renovation has regained luster in the twenty-first century. The complex of buildings consisting of proper stables, a coach house, garages and a riding school is located slightly northeast of the palace. These facilities were built (mostly) the historizing styles in the second half of the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, the building of riding arena was "modernized" in the communist era, when it was adapted to a sports hall.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Świerklany
    Amateur art painting has a rich tradition in Upper Silesia. One of the greatest artists was Ludwik Holesz (died in 1999), whose paintings can be found in numerous domestic and foreign collections. Every day, he worked as a miner in the mine "Moszczenica", and in his spare time he painted original pictures. You can see them in the gallery, which was opened in the family home of Ludwig Holesz in Świerklany, in 1986. His wife, daughter and grandson also deal with art.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Jastrzębie-Zdrój
    The Gallery of the History of Jastrzębie Zdrój is the best place to learn about the history of this young city. The Gallery was set up in 2002, but since 2010, it has been housed in the former Baths II, a more appropriate place. Here, you can see permanent and temporary exhibitions. The exhibitions include the local history of coal mining and the presentation of the interior of a traditional Silesian kitchen.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Rudzica
    While in the area of Bielsko-Biala, we can visit, among others, the village of Rudzica, located several miles from the city center. In the village, there is a gallery of Florian Kohut, a local artist painter. The main theme of his works is nature in his surrounding and scarecrows. Apart from the gallery, which attracts visitors from home and abroad, there is an exhibition of scarecrows, and every year, at the end of May, the Day of the Scarecrow is held, accompanied by a parade and a competition.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Bielsko Gallery is one of the best public galleries of contemporary art in Poland, operating since 1960. It presents and promotes modern art through the exhibitions of works by Polish and foreign artists, theme exhibitions, film and performance festivals, international artist residencies, happenings in urban space and concerts. Since 1962, a nationwide competition for painters known as Painting Biennale “ Bielsko Autumn” has been organized as well as a competition for curators. It also conducts educational and publishing activities. It collects pieces of modern art.