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“Melancholy”
Review of Nikiszowiec

Nikiszowiec
Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Katowice
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
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“Melancholy”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I visited the neighbourhood during a street festival, where there was delicious local food, like cheese and sausages, and there was entertainment for children. It was lively, and even the rain couldn't ruin the beauty of this place, with the typical war-era brick buildings, the white and red window frames on each of them, the arches, and the church in the middle, that had bright coloured-glass windows (depicting religious scenes and the Pope, John Paul II) and tall golden figures and angels decorating the altar.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh
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30 reviews
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“A must see”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I first read a book about Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec, then visited those places myself. Nikiszowiec is amazing, and even more so if you know its history and see more in it than just a picturesque little red-brick town-in-town. Still, even if you can't be bothered to do a little digging, you will still be amazed. It's a stunning place, the architecture is absolutely unique yet very Silesian.

Visited May 2013
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Katowice, Poland
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Picturesque place inside industrial city”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If are interested in discovering amazing places with its own original character don't hesitate to visit Nikiszowiec. It's an old coal miners' area. It's been designed and planned to fulfil all needs of its inhabitants. Beautiful brick buildings and green yards create special atmosphere. There all Silesian traditions are still alive. After sightseeing go to the bakery and try delicious typical cakes.

Visited July 2013
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Katowice, Poland
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56 reviews
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“OLD NIKISZ”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Historical district of Katowice built in XIXth century by former mine owners for miners and their families. Fine restored is a gem in Katowice' architecture. All district is still domiciled and is one of most valuable area of Katowice' technical monuments.

Visited July 2013
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