Poland I.: Katowice

Founded in the 16th century, for a long time Katowice was famous for its great quality coal mines. In the past 15-20 years, the city has been through major changes and now is the biggest city of Silesia county. Its population reached 303 000 and has great relationship with cities like Köln (Germany), Groningen (Netherlands) and Miskolc (Hungary). It even has a well equipped medical university, that’s how I got there last year.

Here are the main attractions of Katowice:

Silesian Museum
 1. Dobrowolskiego
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays! Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-20:00
Tickets: 16-24 PLN
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Museum of the History of Katowice
9 Ks. Szafranka
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays! Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00-15:00, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00-17:30, Saturday: 10:00-16:00, Sunday 11:00-15:00
Tickets: 4-8 PLN
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Nikiszowiec
Plac Wyzwolenia

Spodek
35. Aleja Korfantego
Click here for more information!

Silesian Theatre
10. Rynek
Click here for more information!

Silesian Park (Rosarium and Zoo)
2. Aleja Różana
Opening hours: The park is open to public every day 0:00-24:00. The Zoo is open 09:00 – 16:00. From April open 09:00 – 17:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 – 18:00. From May open 09:00 – 19:00.
Tickets: The park is free. The Zoo costs 5-15 PLN
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Kosciuszko Park
ul. Tadeuszka Kosciuszki

St. Stephen’s Church
89. Markiefki

Mariacka Street and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1. plac Ks. Emila Szramka

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