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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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  • The Park is a popular way to catch some fresh air not large, but in the midst of an industrial city. He is like frequented by locals. From the tourist point of view, there are two attractions: - St. Michael Church from the 16th century (built from wood) - parachute - training Tower
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  • After a long absence in Kościuszko Park, zawitałam there and I am impressed with the good changes. Ordered the alleys, lots of flower beds with flowers, space around the historic Tower Exist. Despite the proximity to the main road, there is a silence and you can turn off the hustle and bustle. A large area of the Park gives a sense of space and freedom to choose peaceful places. The wooden church is worth a visit because of the original architecture. In summer, concerts are held from the cycle "from Bach to the Beatles", that is, every music lover will find something for themselves. After the walk, enjoy a good a jackdaw.
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  • Refuge for the nearby settlements. Although located on a busy street Kościuszki can come on for a while to relax from the hustle and bustle. Within the park there is a parachute Tower, the old, wooden church, the concert shell and the Patio restaurant-Park (formerly Green St). Old sled requires profound modernization. A lot of people come here to run. To the center of the city only a ca 2 km.
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