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Travel Guide of Katowice in Poland by Influencers

Katowice is a city in southern Poland, the capital city of the Silesian Region, and a center of the Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin Metropolis. With the population of 292,774, it is the eleventh-largest city in Poland. The wider Katowice urban area has the population of approximately 2 to 3 million people.

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Discover our travel guide of Katowice in Poland made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

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Travel Tips for visiting Katowice

Katowice is an important city in the history of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the Kłodnica and Rawa rivers. Katowice has been the capital of the province of Silesia since 1999. Before that, Katowice was the capital of the province of Katowice. Katowice is the main city of the industrial region of Upper Silesia. It is an interesting and cultural city, very current, in which its modern buildings stand out.

The peak season for tourism is from July to August because at that time Polish schools are closed and most Polish workers and employees have annual leave. It was a time when everywhere was crowded, especially famous tourist spots. And if you don't like the hustle and bustle, it's best to come in late spring, early summer (between May and June) or when summer turns to autumn (from September to October). It's also a lot of tourists but not so crowded that it's overwhelming.

In the heart of Katowice we find equally interesting things. We can see quite a number of XIX century buildings on its street and passing through the Market Square, where we find a space with modern buildings and some from the socialist era. A few minutes' walk or a short bus ride from the center of Katowice is a wonderful part of Poland's national heritage; an intact city district of 8,000 people built for the miners at the Giesche foundry. Nikiszowiec was in fact a separate, self-contained city, from its completion in 1918 until its absorption by Katowice in 1951.

In the vicinity of Santa María or Mariacka is a wonderful pedestrian street lined with restaurants and bars, you will find this church. It was built in the neo-Gothic style in the 19th century and features a tall bell tower. If we visit its interior, we can see some paintings by the artists of that time and stained glass windows. This is a church that is part of the city's history, since it was built by immigrants who came to the city to work in the mining industry.

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