Kosciuszko Park, Katowice

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The Kosciuszko Park, which has existed since 1925, is one of the most famous and frequented parks in Katowice, Poland. It is situated at the street of the same name.Its foundation dates back to 1888 when a municipal park was founded on the 6 ha area of suburban grove. The present area of the park is 72 ha. Its arrangement is influenced by English gardens-parks, which is emphasized by an alley of roses turned to wild. The park used to belong to the most beautiful places in Katowice, also because of the flower arrangements on the flower-beds and pergolas and classicistic gardens. After dusk the park is lit by stylish street lamps but it is not a safe part of the town in the evening.In the park there are several structures which are worth seeing. There is a commemorative plaque funded for the patron, Tadeusz Kościuszko, by the people of Katowice in 1925. The parachute tower also dates back to that time. It is currently being rebuilt to its height of 40 m; it was erected as a training structure. Not far from it there is a monument commemorating the heroic participation of scouts in the defence of the town against the Nazi invaders in 1939. Two unique structures of wooden building in Upper Silesia, a manorial granary from 1688 (burnt in 1970) and the Church of St. Michael Archangel, a wooden church under the invocation of St. Michael from 1510 moved from Syrynia, were placed in the park. In the park there is also a permanent gallery of plein-air sculpture, collecting works of famous artists of the region: Zygmunt Brachmanski, Augustyn Dyrda, Joachim Krakowczyk, Piotr Latoska, Jacek Sarapata, Andrzej Szczepaniec.
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  • Katowice, Poland from its dawn wore industrial character. So it's no surprise that its inhabitants they had been hungering green space. So in a little more than twenty years since the founding of the city, for its time, the southern edge of the park, now known as Central Park. This much loved by katowiczan green area today lies in the Centre of Katowice, which evidently is useful to him the nature of super. Access to the Park is easy (park is located today on the highway A-4). To the West we reach the streets of Brynowską, or Mikołowską and we will turn into a beautiful. To the East we get there the street. In both cases, there should be no parking problems. The beautiful is several bays and a large parking lot at the local church. On ul. Kościuszki is a few dozen parking spaces in the coves, and when you run out you can park across the street at the "dead" lanes or parking at the former Park Hall. Slight trouble with parking can only occur on the occasion of the season in the Park festivals, concerts promenadowych, or historical reconstruction. The Park has many attractions. Their tour of I suggest you start from the Beats, by water catchment boundary of the Oder and the Vistula River. Once this place psychologically hideous 20-metre high Bismarck Tower. In the 30-s of the 20th century was erected in its place moved here from Syrynii beautiful wooden church from 1510, worth it for him to look for his design and unique climate. Next to it we're going small lapidary. A little to the right of the South is a toboggan on which in 1939, are the first line of trenches to defend the city. And on the other side of the street is the place where the acquiring the Katowice Gen. Neuling, "kissed" founded the Earth, it falls before a series of machine gun the defenders of the city. Going towards the center of the city we come to the famous Decision, currently the only that remained in Poland. Along the way, we can see the statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko and Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, the work of local artists. Today I found that the environment of some of these sculptures is a bit've dug up-create new attractions of the Park. On the other side of the freeway, let's take a look at the old Money of horse racing. A great rarity is also located in the Park of the Velodrome to play pétanque – games in metal balls (remember the gendarme of Saint-Tropez). For taking an active vacation is also a city bike station. There is also several ponds with Japanese bridges and playgrounds for children. After the walk we can enjoy in the Park restaurant "Patio". Not the cheapest, but visit it is worth-even to the patio, beer or desserts. Next to the garden is degradable food entertainer. Repeatedly tried to its restoration, but always losing against vandals. As I mentioned, in season, on weekends in the Park are held almost weekly concert and events (only with information about them badly). Then the Park is experiencing a real siege. But the most beautiful is in it, when the bloom azaleas and rhododendrons. Regardless of what time of the year and even the weather, this is the favorite place of many of the residents of Katowice. My for sure. He and his wife love silence here, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while in the company of inquisitive squirrels, sitting down with a good book in the shade of drew, among fragrant upajającej flowers, and those here. I invite you to follow in our footsteps. Even if you are transferring and waiting for a connection: instead of choke out at the train station, take the tram in the direction of Brynowa and after four short stops you find peace and comfort. And after a while again want to live ...
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  • My favourite when it comes to the place for walks. Although park śląski is larger, but more green in Central Park. It's nice to spend time in this place-no one is screaming, no one download. You can sit on a bench and think. Worth a look
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  • Quiet, peaceful, full of green, for a Sunday walk with my family. The plus is also the location of the park is located practically in the Centre of Katowice, so bored urban bustle may at any time here fall into and relax.
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  • It's a great place to have outdoor experience. Nice trails to run and bike. You can even have a picnic with your loved ones. Great place to bring kids because of several playgrounds.
  • I rly like this park ‘cause you can spend good afternoon time visiting it.
  • Very nice park with a lot of open space, perfect for afternoon chillout.
  • Very nice park in a centre of Katowice
  • nice pice of nature.
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