Category: Cultural Heritage

The Palace in Łubie

The magnificent palace in Łubie near Pyskowice is one of the many Upper Silesian remains left by the distinguished Scottish family of the Baildons. John Baildon - inventor and entrepreneur - was active in the first half of the nineteenth century. He laid foundation for the development of the Silesian iron metallurgy. His son, Arthur, built an Eclectic palace in Łubie. The palace is adorned with a four-column portico on the south side. Today, it houses a nursing home.

street Pyskowicka 34
42-674 Łubie
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the country
General Information
: castles/palaces/manors
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
: The building houses a public institution
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In its present form the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Łubie, a small town located a few miles west of Tarnowskie Góry, was built in the first half of the eighteenth century. It is a brick Baroque building with a tower topped with a fine, bulbous dome. The interior has also retained the Baroque style. In the churchyard, there are interesting tombstones of the representatives of the known family of industrialists, the Baildons.
Księży Las
Księży Las is a village located in the commune of Zbrosławice, in the district of Tarnowskie Góry. There is a fifteenth-century late Gothic church of Saint Archangel Michael here. This is one of the oldest churches in the region, which has been repeatedly rebuilt. Currently, the shrine is a branch church of the parish of Nativity of John the Baptist in Kamieniec. The church in Księży Las t is one of the monuments lying along the Gliwice section of the Gliwice Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
The church of Saint Lawrence in Zacharzowice is one of the monuments of the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. It was built about 1570 and has survived - despite many renovations - to this day in the state which is not much different from the original. The wooden building is a small log construction whose walls and roof are covered with shingles. The interior houses several historic Baroque monuments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Some parts of the precious late- Gothic altar triptych were stolen in 1997.
In 2010, Pyskowice, located in the north of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region, celebrated the 750th anniversary of being granted town privileges by Władysław I, Duke of Opole. For centuries, the town was changing, but it has still retained its medieval layout with a centrally located market square and a network of streets. It is worthwhile to see eighteenth-and nineteenth-century buildings of the old town and a Gothic church of Saint Nicholas.
The water supply station in Karchowice near Pyskowice was officially opened in 1895 as the first state run (then Prussian) drinking water intake that would meet the needs of residents of the Upper Silesian agglomeration. In the stylish, brick buildings we can admire the original equipment, including piston pump units, turbine pump units, piston compressors and steam boilers. The station produces clean water even today.
Sieroty located in the commune of Wielowieś is one of the villages of the district of Gliwice. The Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province runs through this interesting place. There is a historic parish church of All Saints, which has a very long history. The building has an interesting form, because it is a brick and wooden construction. Inside the church, we can see the precious Gothic polychromy, now partially not clearly visible.
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