The city of Katowice is the centre of cultural and economic life in Upper Silesia (Gorny Slask), a region in south eastern Poland. A visit to Katowice is for those interested in an industrial environment, as this city is the cradle of Polish industry. Take a walk down its streets and you will see evidence of 19th century industrial buildings mixed together with more modern constructions.

Katowice is 300 km from Warsaw and only 160 km from Zakopane. It is very close to the mountains which extend along the southern border of the country.

The city centre of Katowice is rich in museums, monuments and ecclesiastic buildings, enough diversity to satisfy most visitors. There are many buildings classed as historical monuments of different architectural styles to be seen in the city. The region itself contains few of these historical monuments as most of them are concentrated in the city.

A central location and efficient infrastructure make Katowice a venue for many business meetings. Katowice Expo Centre (Katowickie Centrum Wystawiennicze) organises Fairs all year round. Places of interest for tourists and the gastronomic offer are equally rich with many places to explore and a wide selection of restaurants to dine in.

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