Category: Cultural Heritage

The Railway Station in Sosnowiec

The historic train station in Sosnowiec was built as part of the Warsaw-Vienna Railway in 1859. It was designed by Enrico Marconi, one of the greatest architects in the Polish lands in the middle of the nineteenth century. The building was erected in the harmonious neo-Classicist style, referring to the architecture of the Vienna Station in Warsaw. The building was a witness to the battle during the January uprising.
street 3 Maja 16
41-200 Sosnowiec
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
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is the oldest in Sosnowiec. It was built in 1862 thanks to "the efforts of Polish railway workers, pioneers of cultural and social life in Zagłębie." The church is small. It refers to the Gothic style. Its tower is crowned with an unusual bulbous helmet. In the churchyard there is a building with the stations of the Cross, which houses valuable paintings by Włodzimierz Tetmajer.
The orthodox church in Sosnowiec dedicated to Saints Vera, Nadia, Luba and his mother, Sophie, is the seat of one of the two Orthodox parishes covering the area of today's Silesia. The church was built close to the train station of the Vienna- Warsaw railway. The church is a cruciform building, stylistically reminiscent of the Byzantine patterns. In the interior, you will see, among others, an iconostasis, which is more than 100 years old.
Modrzejowska Street is one of the oldest and most important streets in the center of Sosnowiec. It serves as a promenade. The street was laid out at the beginning of the second half of the nineteenth century, after opening of the Warsaw-Vienna Railway station. It then ran from the city center, which is near the train station, towards the then yet independent village of Modrzejowa, which is now a southern district of Sosnowiec. In the street we can encounter a few nice buildings from the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth centuries.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most distinctive buildings in Sosnowiec. The shrine was erected in the years 1893-1901, that is, just before the granting of city rights to Sosnowiec. The monumental, neo-Romanesque building was designed by Karol Kozłowski. The interior was decorated with magnificent religious and historical murals by Włodzimierz Tetmajer and Henryk Uziembło. Along with the church a stylish rectory was built.
The indoor swimming pool in Żeromskiego Street in Sosnowiec belongs to the favorite places of recreation in this large, industrial city. Although the swimming pool was put to use in the 1960s, it underwent a thorough modernization in the 2000s. At present, we can swim in the 25-meter-long swimming pool, or build muscles in the gym. Children can also attend corrective gymnastics classes.
In the center of Sosnowiec, in Sielec, a district located on the Czarna Przemsza river, there is an impressive building of the former palace of the Schöns, which in the interwar years was the seat of the District Court. The Eclectic palace was erected for the family of industrialists - Franz and Emma Schön at the beginning of the last century. Once the palace with a distinctive Gothic tower was surrounded by a large park lying on the river with an artificial cave, garden sheds and sculptures.
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