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Category: Cultural Heritage
The 'Space of Culture' in Katowice

The Cultural zone, called also the Space of Culture in Katowice is located between Spodek arena and new buildings which are the seat of the International Congress Center (MCK), The National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra (NOSPR) and the Silesian Museum. The location of the Space of Culture adapted the area of former coal mine "Katowice". There you can find, according to a characteristics for Upper Silesia urban designs and motifs, amazing buildings. Tourist can admire a fantastic view from the green roof of the MCK, and Hoist tower of the former pit shaft, on which a panoramic lift is mounted (the Silesian Museum).

The 'Space of Culture' includes objects:

  • Hall and Entertainment - Sports Hall "Spodek"  (more information HERE)
  • The International Congress Centre MCK (more information HERE)
  • National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra (more information HERE)
  • The Silesian Museum (more information HERE)

 

The 'Space of Culture', photo. UMK/K.Krzemiński

Location
avenue Walentego Roździeńskiego
Katowice
Katowice
Silesia
in the city/town centre
Contact data
: www.facebook.com/strefakulturywkatowicach
General Information
: modern architecture, expositions/exhibitions, galleries, cultural & art institutions, symbolic place, museums, industrial facilities, obiekty zaadaptowane poprzemysłowe, postindustrial, technology & science, sacred monuments, technology monuments, history sources
Prices & amenities
: gastronomy, museum lessons, photos allowed, event organization, shop with souvenirs, sprzedaż wydawnictw
: we accept card payments, visit with a child possible, we speak English, facility is friendly for handicapped people, exposition description in English, exposition description in German, car park, wi-fi
Availability
: whole year
Attractions
Routes
Galleries

City audio tours

We invite you to an audio tour of Katowice.
Description forthcoming
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Katowicach!

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Accommodation

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