Katowice is a great place for renegade tourists eager to get off the beaten path and explore something a bit more modern and is undergoing a transformation into an energetic business and trade centre, with a great economic potential.
Fly to Katowice with Ryanair twice weekly.
Things to do in Katowice
- Cathedral of Christ the King
Some 800m south of the Rynek is the Cathedral of Christ the King, Poland’s largest cathedral, measuring 89m by 53m. The massive sandstone structure was erected between 1927 and 1955.
- Pedestrian eateries
Several pedestrian strips hold Katowice's highest concentrations of eateries: ul Stawowa, just north of the train station, has plenty of snack bars and unfussy restaurants; while the areas around ul Staromiejska and ul Wawelska, northeast of the station, are a bit more cosmopolitan and upmarket.
- Silesian Museum
North of the Rynek, the Silesian Museum features one permanent exhibition – Polish paintings from 1800 to 1939 – as well as various temporary displays from its vast collections (fine art, archaeology, ethnography and local history and culture).