Ligocka Kuźnia, which is a district of Rybnik, has an interesting monument. It is a wooden church of Saint Lawrence. The shrine was built in 1717 in nearby Boguszowice, and moved to Ligocka Kuźnia in the 70s of the last century. The building, erected on a Greek cross plan, houses the precious painting depicting the
martyrdom of Saint Lawrence. The church lies on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
One of the most important industrial plants operating in Rybnik and its surrounding area was the Steel Mill “Silesia”. It was built as early as the middle of the 18th century in Paruszowiec, now a district of Rybnik, and was closed at the end of the twentieth century. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, during the heyday of the plant, a housing estate for workers was established nearby, of which a few three-storey multi-family brick houses known as familoks have been preserved to the present-day.
The Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua in
Rybnik, sometimes called "Rybnik Cathedral",
is known mainly as the largest church of Upper
Silesia. The building has almost hundred-meter
tall towers, visible from a distance, when
approaching it from either side to the city. The
Basilica was built between 1903 and 1906.
Inside the neo-Gothic church, there is a
seventeenth-century statue of Saint Anthony,
the patron saint of Rybnik.
The church of the Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary is now the oldest church in Rybnik.
The shrine is dated to the, the fifteenth century.
Originally, the church was dedicated Our Lady
of Sorrows. The only remaining part of this
church is a presbytery, which was converted
into a mortuary chapel, while the rest was
demolished in the late eighteenth century. At
that time, a new church dedicated to the same
patron saint was erected. Currently, the old
sanctuary is used as a university church.
The building of the local government (starostwo) in Rybnik ranks among the most beautiful examples of historicizing styles of architecture in Upper Silesia, which alludes to the so-called Northern Renaissance, also known as the Dutch Renaissance. The building is said to have been built in 1887, and in the interwar period it was expanded. After the restoration work its façade adorned with an elegant gable and turret is particularly beautiful.
The peaceful setting of premises in the district of Rybnik rarely used in the immediate vicinity of the forest and the river gives the opportunity to spend pleasant moments in nature while walking around the area.