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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Two impressive churches in the city centre in Katowice

24th April 2016

I love visiting churches especially in the hot and sunny days because in the churches temoerature is cool. I think almost all churches here were built from stones or brick. Nowadays churches are built from concrete.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception of St. Mary the Virgin, built in 1862-70 {designed by A. Langer and J. Haas) is a perfect example of well proportioned Neo-Gothic style, with the shape, texture and detail truly rendering the features of the style. The interior is decorated with a set of stained glasses by Rittenbach of Cologne and A. Bunsch ("Virtues and Vices").

Roman Catholic church St Mary in Katowice - photos above

On our left is the oldest building in Katowice - the Neo- Romanesque Evangelical Church of the Lord's Resurrection, built in 1856 (designed by Lucae), and provided with later extensions on two separate occasions. Its chancel contains precious stained glass by Reuter and Reichhardt of Cologne. A school was built next to the church in 1860, and it still stands there.

I hope next time I will upload photos which were taken inside the churches.



  1. I am surprised that the oldest building is as late as 1856.

  2. Beautiful buildings indeed and look forward to seeing the inside.

  3. Very impressive buildings. I am sure the inside will be more impressive.

  4. The one at the top was featured on Inspired Sunday a few weeks ago unless I'm very much mistaken. The lord works in mysterious ways. Perhaps trying to tell us something :)

  5. Shame the day was so dull, the churches look like they would have stood a bit more

  6. Bardzo ciekawa świątynia.