The church of Saint Joseph in Katowice is located a few
kilometers from the city center, in the district of Załęże.
This impressive, neo-Gothic church was designed by famous
architect Ludwik Schneider. The building was erected
between 1898 and 1900, but an independent parish was
separated two years earlier. The residents of Załęże, shocked
by the catastrophe in the mine "Kleofas" in 1896, dedicated
to Saint Joseph, the patron of good death.
The Goldstein Villa in Katowice, also known as the Palace of the Goldsteins, or the Palace of the Industrialists, is a neo-Renaissance building, located in the western part of downtown Katowice, on the corner of today’s Jan Matejko Street and Plac Wolności (Freedom Square - formerly Wilhelmsplatz). It was built by Abraham and Józef Goldstein in 1872. They were rich Jews who came from the area annexed by Russia, and who for some time ran businesses in Upper Silesia.
Since its beginnings in 1865, the history of the industrial city of Katowice was inextricably linked to the presence of Jews. At that time, the Jewish community gained great importance, both in the economic and in social life. In 1868, the young Jewish community founded its cemetery at Kozielska Street. There are 1,500 graves preserved to this day, among them the beautiful tombs of the distinguished Jewish families of the Gruenfeldsów, Goldsteins, Panofskys, and many others.
The buildings housing the District Court offices in Katowice and a former prison complex (now a remand center) are located in the city center, in the vicinity of the intersection of Andrzeja and Mikołowska Streets. The building, which originally housed the Royal District Court, consists of two parts built in 1889 and 1913 respectively. At the turn of the twentieth century, a complex of the prison buildings with the residences of the prison governor and guards were also erected in the vicinity.
The building of the Adam Mickiewicz III Secondary Comprehensive School is the pride of one of the most important streets of Katowice - Mickiewicz Street. The history of the school dates back to the 70s of the nineteenth century, and the building itself was completed in 1900. It was designed by Józef Perzik, who gave it the neo-Gothic building character. The building was erected of brick and stone. It is decorated with impressive turrets over the roof and projections with fine tops and a rosette in the main façade.
The Mickiewicz Street in Katowice is one of the showpiece streets of the capital of Upper Silesia. Its "career" began in the second half of the nineteenth century, as the Nadbrzeżna Street, and later was called the Augusta Schneider Street. We can find a lot of interesting historical buildings from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the neo-Gothic edifice of the Adam Mickiewicz III secondary school, Art Nouveau and Modernist buildings, and modern skyscrapers.
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.
Kuchnia Otwarta Restaurant specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively ...
Kuchnia Otwarta Restaurant 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.