Category: Entertainment
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (Polish National Radio Symphony)

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1935 in Warsaw. The team created Fitelberg Gregory, who led her to the outbreak of World War II. In March 1945, the orchestra was revived in Katowice. Now represents the country on the international art scene. The NOSPR seat pretend to become the most modern music facility in Poland and Europe. The construction of this new edifice began in 2012. Good acoustics is a key when designing a music facility and this motto has guided everyone working on this structure. This is why acousticians from Nagata Acoustics, one of the most renowned specialists in this field in the world, have been involved in the construction work. The great concert hall has an unusual shape. It magnifies the effect of co-participation of listernes in the concert. Amphitheatric layout of the audience allows for a closer contact with the musicians. The audience can seat approx. 1 800 people across five storeys. Each of the seats has been thoroughly tested in terms of audibility and visibility. The bandstand covers the area of over 250 m2 ensuring a comfortable work conditions for a 120 people strong orchestra and a choir of 100 people. The area surrounding the NOSPR seat is a big garden of art with trees, squares, benches, fountains, an amphitheatre and spacial instalations, such as a hedge maze modelled on a map of Katowice from 1926. The square in front of NOSPR seat is a representative place with cascading stairs, "dancing" fountain and a two acre park with trees and lawns encouraging people to spend there some time.



square Wojcieka Kilara 1
40-202 Katowice
Silesia, Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town centre
General Information
: concert halls, others
: classical, jazz, different
Contact data
: +48 32 73 25 320
: +48 32 73 25 312
Prices & amenities
: children, groups, others, families, seniors, students
: we accept card payments, air conditioning, we speak English, car park, toilets
: whole year

City audio tours

We invite you to an audio tour of Katowice - Nikiszowiec.
We invite you to an audio tour of Katowice.
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Katowicach!
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Nikiszowcu!


The Cultural zone, called also the 'Space of Culture' in Katowice is located between Spodek arena and new buildings which are the seat of the International Congress Center (MCK), The National Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR) and the Silesian Museum. The location of the Space of Culture adapted the area of former coal mine "Katowice". There you can find, according to a characteristics for Upper Silesia urban designs and motifs, amazing buildings. Tourist can admire a fantastic view from the green roof of the MCK, and Hoist tower of the former pit shaft, on which a panoramic lift is mounted (the Silesian Museum)
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.
The scientific center of Katowice is situated at the Bankowa Street. Along this short thoroughfare we can find the most important buildings of the Silesian University, including the magnificent edifice of the Rectorate, modern faculty buildings from the 70s of the last century and the pride of the current university authorities - an intelligent seat of the Faculty of Law and Administration, as well and the surprisingly impressive body of the Centre Scientific Information and the Academic Library, known as "redhead". On the same street, we can also encounter the Poland's only sculpture of the student.
The Polish Stage Design Center in Katowice is a unique institution in the whole country. It is also a department of the Silesian Museum. It brings together the most important works of Polish theater and film designers or extra-drama activities. It intends to expand the collection of works of artists associated with TV theater and animation film. The centre was established in 1991.
Katowice is the second city (after Warsaw) in Poland which boasts the largest number of high-rise buildings. The tradition of such constructions in the capital of Upper Silesia dates back to the interwar period, when the first “skyscraper” in the country was erected in Katowice. Currently, the record high building is the skyscraper "Altus", which is 125 meters tall and has a total area of about 69 000 square meters.
The area around the General Józef Ziętek Roundabout in Katowice is one of the most recognizable places in the capital of Upper Silesia. Even today visitors are impressed by the bold shape of the Sport and Show Arena known as Spodek ("Saucer in Polish). On the opposite side of the roundabout there is the Monument of the Silesian Insurgents and close to it the bronze statue of General Ziętek. An unusual memento of the communist times is the so-called Super Unit. A more recent landmark is "Rondo Sztuki", a an art and cultural centre.
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Silesian Tastes Culinary Trail

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The modern four-star hotel is located in the city center; on the 27th floor there is a '27th Floor' pub, which is a unique attraction. Here you can watch the city skyline.
Hotel Diament Spodek Katowice is a three star hotel situated in the Katowice city center. Hotel is an integral part of the most known building in Silesia, namely “Spodek”. Hotel Diament Spodek Katowiceoffers buisness meetings, conferences, events, dance parties.
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Restauracja Cadenza, z autorską kuchnią, mieszcząca się w nowej siedzibie NOSPR.
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.
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