Siewierz is one of the oldest Polish towns, as evidenced,
inter alia, by the preserved Romanesque church of Saint
John the Baptist The settlement was founded probably in
the 11th century, but the town at its present site was
established after 1276, when it received town privileges. To
The medieval urban layout with a central market square and
streets running out of its corners has been preserved till
The small, one-nave church of Saints Barbara and
Valentine in Siewierz was built in 1618, as an infirmary
church. It replaced the previous wooden structure
standing on the same site. Inside the church, there is the
equipment from the first half of the seventeenth
century, among which it is worth paying attention to the
Baroque altars. The portraits of the main patron saints
of the church, Saint Barbara of Nicomedia and Saint
Valentine are placed in the high altar.
In Siewierz, a historic town full of monuments, located between Katowice and Częstochowa, you might want to find an interesting old manor-like house standing in Kościuszki Street, very close to the parish church. The house was erected by the Frank family, at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. The building is covered with a mansard roof. In the second half of the 19th century, it was the seat of the commune authorities. Currently, the building houses, among others, the Chamber of Tradition and Old Culture in Siewierz.
The church of Saint Matthias in Siewierz stands
near the Market Square, close to the castle of the
bishops of Kraków, who were at the same time
dukes of Siewierz. For centuries, it has served as
a parish church of Siewierz. The first mention of
the shrine comes from the fifteenth century, but
it is known the church was erected along with
the foundation of the city in the second half of
the thirteenth century. It had a stone chancel
and a nave wooden, which was turned into brick
one in the sixteenth century. The present
appearance results from the late- eighteenth-
century reconstruction. The church is a BaroqueClassicist building. It is worthwhile that the
Bishops’ Gate and an interesting entrance portal.
Modern Siewierz is a small town in the district
of Będzin, which is crossed by the busy state
road S1, the so-called “Gierkówka”. Few
travelers realize that for centuries the town
was capital of an independent duchy, and that
the Bishops of Kraków bore the title of the
dukes of Siewierz until the end of the Polish–
Lithuanian Commonwealth. The ruins of the
castle in Siewierz speak volumes about its paSt
To this day, the walls of the fortress, the tower
and the barbican have been preserved. An
observation platform was set up on top of the
tower in 2008.
The Czarna Przemsza river flows through major cities of
Zagłębie. For centuries, it has been used for water
transport. Nowadays, we can encounter more and
more kayakers on the river, who make use of it for
recreational purposes. Kayakers can start their trips in
the vicinity of the castle in Siewierz, and then cover the
distance of the water reservoir of Przeczyce and
Siewierz, and finally end in the picturesque area of the
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Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by forest and not far from two national roads: Katowice-Warszawa and Cracow- Zawiercie and airports in Katowice-Pyrzowice (27 km) and Cracow-Balice (75 km).
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The Hotel Natura Residence is located right next to the Katowice agglomeration. Here you may experience a green oasis of quiet, located on the famous sands of Siewierz. A soothing, balsamic fragrance of pines, clean air and the direct proximity of a picturesque lake will let you relax deeply and regenerate your strength. Feel the clean power of nature penetrate through you.