List of facilities and places in the neighbourhood
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Krystyna Bochenek Cultural Center of Katowice is one of the most important cultural institutions on the map of Upper Silesia. The center arranges exhibitions and conducts educational activities, organizing festivals and concerts. The Korez Theater, the Centre of Polish Stage Art and music clubs operate in the building. It was built in the 1970s as the Educational and Ideological Center for Workers’ Cadre.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The buildings housing the District Court offices in Katowice and a former prison complex (now a remand center) are located in the city center, in the vicinity of the intersection of Andrzeja and Mikołowska Streets. The building, which originally housed the Royal District Court, consists of two parts built in 1889 and 1913 respectively. At the turn of the twentieth century, a complex of the prison buildings with the residences of the prison governor and guards were also erected in the vicinity.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    There are 23 cemeteries in Katowice. In many of them well known people are buried, and we can admire beautiful tombstones. But the most important necropolis of Katowice, the counterpart of Warsaw’s Powązki and Cracow’s Rakowice, is the cemetery of the parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary located at Francuska Street. The Avenue of Honor can be found here, including the graves of Wojciech Korfanty, Józef Rymer and General Józef Ziętek.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The church of Saint Casimir in Katowice was built between 1930 and 1933, as a garrison church serving the soldiers of the 23 Infantry Division of the Polish Army stationed in the city. The church was the first religious building in the country built in the style of simplified modernism, or functionalism. Its designers were Leon d'Arma Dietz and Jan Zarzycki. The interior is decorated in the Art Deco style.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    In 1934, the construction of the building housing the Tax Office was completed in Katowice. The building was a sensation on a European scale, Not only was this "skyscraper" tall, but it was also the tallest 17-storey building in Poland and one of the tallest in Europe. It was erected in the then revolutionary construction of steel frame technology. The architectural design was prepared by Tadeusz Kozlowski, and the steel construction was designed professor Stefan Bryła.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The distinctive, modern building of the Silesian Library in Katowice is located on the Rada Europy Square (The Council of Europe Square). It was built in the late twentieth century. The building was designed by Marek Gierlotki, Stanislaw Jarecki and Jurand Kwaśniewicz. The library dates back to the early 20s of the twentieth century, when the institution named the Silesian Library was created. Currently, the Silesian Library has of more than 2 million volumes in its collection.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice was being built over nearly 30 years. The construction work started in 1927, and the ceremony of its consecration took place in 1955. The building was built in the Classicist style, with a monumental colonnade in front of the main entrance and a distinctive central dome. This dome is 64 meters tall and is lower than the one originally designed by 38 m. The church is the largest arch cathedral in Poland.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The building of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Silesia in Katowice is located at Jordana Street. It represents the latest architectural style if Upper Silesia. The building was erected in the early years of this century. It was designed by Jack Kuś, Tadeusz Orzechowski, Jerzy Stysiał and Henry kWilkosz. This project received the Grand Prix in the competition "Architecture of the Year of the Silesian Voivodeship" in 2004.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Archdiocese Museum in Katowice is housed in the building of the Archbishop’s Curia at the Jordana Street, near the Archcathedral of Christ the King. It has been operating since 1975, but its origins date back to the interwar period. The most valuable part of the museum collections are monuments of religious art, but the institution also collects books, medals and memorabilia of the "Solidarity". Among the pictures displayed here are the works attributed to Raphael, Poussin or Zurbaran.