“Villa Caro” is located in the center of Gliwice, at Dolnych
Wałów Street. It was built in the 1880s in the style in
which the then richest entrepreneurs in Gliwice used to
erect their residences. The villa was built for Oscar Caro,
who managed such family businesses as the Hermina
steel plant in Łabędy and an iron industry company. The
interior of the villa has preserved the spectacular décor
of the era. Today, the building is the seat of the Gliwice
Museum. It also houses the "Reading Room of Art",
which is a gallery of contemporary art. One can see here
interesting exhibitions and participate in educational and
Ulica Zwycięstwa – Victory Street in Gliwice was laid out
in the years 1875-1880. From that time on, until 1945, it
was called the Wilhelmstrasse. In the course of time, it
became an elegant street, leading from the Market
Square to the train station. There are many grand
houses, representing different, historicizing styles and
Modernist monuments, with the so-called Seidenhaus
Weichmann, a department store, designed by Erich
For centuries, the municipal authorities of Gliwice operated in the town hall, which still stands in the middle of the market square. Currently, the main seat of the magistrate is the imposing edifice of the former "Haus Oberschlesien" (meaning "House of Upper Silesia"). It is located in Zwycięstwa Street, which connects the Old Town with the train station. This Eclectic building was constructed the 1920s. Horst Bienek made it famous in one of his novels.
One of the most beautiful buildings of Gliwice stands at the corner of Zwycięstwa and Kłonicka Streets – the edifice of the former “Schlesischer Hoff” Hotel (“Silesian Manor House”), which today houses the “Diament” Hotel. The construction was completed in 1896. Stylish elements borrowed from Mannerism, Renaissance and Baroque give the appearance to the building.
Gliwice belongs to the old city in Silesia, which has retained
its medieval urban layout in the center. We do not know the
exact date of granting city rights to Gliwice, but it was
probably as early as in the thirteenth century. In the
fourteenth century, the city on the Kłodnica river was
surrounded by defensive walls. They protected the market
square with the town hall and the nearby church of All Saints.
The town had a gridiron plan. All these medieval features
have survived to this day almost unchanged.
Gliwice is one of the major Upper Silesian cities, which can boast of the well preserved medieval urban layout. Its centre forms a square marketplace with the centrally located town hall. The first wooden town hall was probably erected as early as the end of the thirteenth century. It was later replaced with a brick one. The present-day nimeteenth-century, Clsssicist town hall stands on its Gothic foundations.
Coal mine Shaft Maciej is a complex of buildings of the former coal mine "Concordia", which is situated in the district...
Coal mine Shaft Maciej is a complex of buildings of the former coal mine "Concordia", which is situated in the district of Zabrze - Maciejów. The interiors refer to the trends of post-industrial buildings. Here you can try an excellent meal and feel the unique atmosphere of this place.
The Italian word Collin means hill, and the restaurant is located under the hill in Zbrosławice. It is here that a uniqu...
The Italian word Collin means hill, and the restaurant is located under the hill in Zbrosławice. It is here that a unique place has been built over the last 9 years. The owners are restaurateurs from Silesia: Zbigniew and Beata Tucholscy, which is why tradition had to appear here, although the restaurant follows global trends.