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The Building of the Main Post Office in Zabrze


The building of the Main Post Office in Zabrze is among the most beautiful historic buildings of this big Silesian city. The edifice was erected in front of the Zabrze railway station in 1909-1911. It is an impressive, brick and stone building on a rectangular plan. It stylistically refers to Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Three pediments with wavy sides are especially beautiful.

Location
Dworcowa 1
41-800 Zabrze
Zabrze
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
Contact data
: 32 271 10 25
General Information
: architectural monuments
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year

Monday-Friday: 7 am-8 pm
Saturday: 8 am-1 pm

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