Explore the best of Katowice. From Market Square to Silesian Theatre, discover the city's most iconic landmarks.
Where to go
Katowice is the main city of the Silesian region. Even though it’s mostly associated with the coal industry, the city has many more to offer to the tourists willing to explore some of the less-known but interesting destinations. Katowice offers museums and historical sights, as well as parks, restaurants and nightlife. In the past years, the city has become a home for alternative music fans, thanks to many festivals that take place here in the summer. If you are in Katowice, visit the Silesian Museum, built in an ex-coal mine, and admire the postindustrial landscape of the city together with a unique collection of Polish painting. Breathe the unique atmosphere of that period in the Nikiszowiec district, former coalminer’s dwelling. Don’t miss the eclectic architecture of the city center, where you can spot many styles and influences, from neogothic churches to beautiful Art-Nouveau houses and modernistic architecture near the Market Square. Visiting Katowice you can’t miss Spodek, the cultural arena of an iconic, UFO-like shape.