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  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    Culture Zone 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)
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    In 1984, the reactivated Silesian Museum in Katowice was moved into the impressive building of the former Grand Hotel at today’s 3 Korfanty Street. The construction of the building was financed by Max Wiener, an entrepreneur from Katowice in 1899. It was designed by Ignatz Gruenfeld or Gerd Zimmermann. The building is made of brick, giving it an elegant, neo-Renaissance form with decorative gables and projections.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The building of the Adam Mickiewicz III Secondary Comprehensive School is the pride of one of the most important streets of Katowice - Mickiewicz Street. The history of the school dates back to the 70s of the nineteenth century, and the building itself was completed in 1900. It was designed by Józef Perzik, who gave it the neo-Gothic building character. The building was erected of brick and stone. It is decorated with impressive turrets over the roof and projections with fine tops and a rosette in the main façade.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Mickiewicz Street in Katowice is one of the showpiece streets of the capital of Upper Silesia. Its "career" began in the second half of the nineteenth century, as the Nadbrzeżna Street, and later was called the Augusta Schneider Street. We can find a lot of interesting historical buildings from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the neo-Gothic edifice of the Adam Mickiewicz III secondary school, Art Nouveau and Modernist buildings, and modern skyscrapers.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    Katowice developed from a small village to a major urban industrial center over several decades, from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. The oldest and most important urban axis is the line connecting the three squares: Wolności, Rynek (Market Square) and Szramka. Of these three sites, the Market Square was laid out as the firSt It was a place which for several centuries was an important transportation hub. The oldest urban axis is lined with a number of stately edifices, including the synagogue, the church of Saint Mary’s, etc.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Evangelical Church of the Resurrection is the oldest stone church in Katowice. It was built in the years 1856-1858 – and it is the oldest building in the city. Later, it was expanded and restored many times. It is a neo-Romanesque shrine, also referring to the early Christian architecture. Inside the church it is worth noting the original pulpit, stained glass windows in the chancel and valuable organ.