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Museum of Katowice History at Nikiszowiec

The city's museum has a branch in the distinctive suburb of Nikiszowiec, 5km southeast of the city centre. The district is a unique estate created for miners (and their families) who worked at a nearby shaft between…
Square in Katowice


The city's central market square is not lined with historic burghers' houses as you’d find elsewhere in Silesia, but instead is encircled by drab postwar blocks. It’s a showpiece of the 'early Gierek style' – the te…
Church in Katowice

Cathedral of Christ the King

Some 800m south of the Rynek is Poland’s largest cathedral, its base measuring 89m by 53m. The massive sandstone structure was erected between 1927 and 1955. The spacious interior is topped with a large dome that ri…
Museum in Katowice

Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park

This sprawling open-air museum contains scores of traditional wooden buildings spread over 20 hectares. It’s situated within the even bigger Provincial Park of Culture and Recreation, which also houses a stadium, a …
Museum in Katowice

Silesian Museum

North of the Rynek, this museum features Polish paintings from 1800 to 1939, as well as various temporary displays from its vast collections (fine art, archaeology, ethnography, and local history and culture). A new…
Architecture in Katowice


This blocky, 14-storey, 60m-tall structure was Poland’s tallest building from 1934 until 1955. It’s considered the best example of functionalism in Poland.
Church in Katowice

Garrison Church of St Casimir

The Garrison Church of St Casimir, with lovely art deco interiors, opened in 1933 – just a year before the functionalist skyscraper opposite.
Museum in Katowice

Archdiocesan Museum

Contains a collection of sacral art from the late 14th century, including some beautiful Gothic altarpieces.
Stadium in Katowice


A sports and concert stadium built in 1971 that truly deserves its name, ‘Flying Saucer’.