The biggest tourist attractions in Katowice

Although Katowice is one of the youngest European metropolises, it has an interesting architecture. Among the Art Nouveau buildings we will find elements of eclecticism, modernism and neo – classicism. The one hundred years old workmen's housing estates Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec are unique architectural examples. Despite their primal character, they can make you feel the atmosphere of the early 19th century and move to the time of early – industrial development of Katowice. Those buildings were used in the famous Silesian film triptych directed by Kazimierz Kutz.

Among other architectural monuments in Katowice, the Arch Cathedral of Christ the King and an enormous house of the former Silesian Parliament is worth mentioning. Also the monuments to the Silesian Insurgents Monument like Wojciech Korfanty, Józef Piłsudski, Jerzy Ziętek and also the Parachute Tower in Tadeusz Kościuszko Park.

Close to Katowice

During the stay in Katowice, apart from the city and agglomeration, the whole Silesian region is worth seeing. The Beskids, the most beautiful mountains in Poland which offer plenty of tourist attractions, are only dozens of kilometers to the south of Katowice.

Cracow and Częstochowa Jurassic Upland (Jura Krakowsko – Częstochowska), picturesque place with rocks and castles, is even closer. What is worth seeing is also the Pszczyna Palace Museum, The Immaculate Conception of St. Mary the Virgin Sanctuary in Częstochowa (Jasna Góra) and the Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim. Furthermore, each city of the region offers its local attractions and that is why it is better to see it than only read about it.