Katowice is one of the youngest cities in Poland and Europe. With an important industrial past dating back to the communist period, today Katowice has become a modern and avant-garde city. In Katowice you can visit the characteristic neighborhood of brick houses of Nikiszowiec, walk through the lively street of Ulica Mariacka and, from here, be amazed by the magnificent Church of Saint Mary. Poland Złoty Polish Image Image Image Neighborhood Nikiszowiec One of the most beautiful places in the city of Katowice is the Nikiszowiec district. This district was built between 1800 and 1900 for the miners who worked at the coal mines nearby the gates of the city. The houses of the neighborhood are characterized by their red color, given both by the bricks with which they are built but also by the edges of the windows. From above, it is also possible to observe the curious shape of the neighborhood: the houses, in fact, are arranged in such a way as to form rectangles, in the center of which there are large gardens. Image Ulica Mariacka Ulica Mariacka is one of the liveliest streets in the city center of Katowice. In the street there are many hotels, shops and clubs where you can spoil the typical Polish cuisine. The charming buildings that are located in this street have a neoclassical architecture but at the same time also modern. Also, along the way you can admire at the bottom of it the imposing church of Saint Mary. Image Church of Saint Mary The church of Saint Mary was built in the mid-1800s to give a place of worship to the increasingly numerous citizens of the thriving city. The church, one of the oldest in the city, has an octagonal facade 73 meters high that dominates the view of the street that leads to it. The style is neo-Gothic and many artists have contributed to the construction of the church, which houses many paintings and stained glass windows.