- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Town, Broadleaf Forest, Lakes, Riverside, Coniferous Forest
- What to do: Cycling, Natural Parks & Reserves, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Hiking, Sport Tourism, Shopping, SPA, Nightlife
Katowice is an administrative centre of Silesian Voivodeship. It is situated in the southern part of Poland on the Katowice Upland.
Katowice is a popular place with the lovers of the excursion tourism and city entertainments. The main church of the city is Saint Mary’s Church in the early Gothic style. A wonderful Cathedral of Christ the King is a must-see. The Polish Jews usually gather in the Grand Synagogue Katowice. Learn more about the history of the city in Katowice History Museum. Modern art is presented in Rondo Sztuki Art Gallery.
Kosciuszko park is a good place for relaxing outside. There are biking paths and cozy pavilions. Not far from the downtown, there is a picturesque Valley of Three Ponds. It is an ideal place for hiking and sitting in a cafe. Route of Modernism can offer interesting trekking and hiking routes. Silesia Trip offers an excursion tour to Upper Silesia.
30 kilometres to the south from Katowice, there is an infamous Auschwitz. You can get to the Auschwitz memorial and Museum by suburban train or by bus with an excursion group.
Make your holidays more interesting and go to Paintball Factory or escape rooms Locked UP. In the Municipal Sport and recreation Center, there is an ice skate rink, a gym, fitness centre, baths and a spa salon. The children will have a great time in Copernican Observatory and Planetarium.
In Silestia City Center and Galeria Katowicka Shopping Center, you can buy Polish and European products. Go to BioBazar to buy natural products.
Restaurant Tatiana offers many traditional Polish dishes. The Italian cuisine is served in Len Arte. The fans of night entertainments are welcomed in Kominiarz Hookah Lounge.