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  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The building of the Municipal Savings Bank in Bielsko-Biała, also known as “ Patria” was for many years the seat of the restaurant of the same name. It is yet another building designed by Karol Korn, an outstanding and of merit for the city. The landmark splendid building with a clock and city’s coat of arms was erected in 1889. The edifice combines the NeoRenaissance and Baroque styles, and the interior represents the Neo-Rococo and Secession styles.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Main Post Office is one of the most emblematic buildings of Bielsko-Biala. It is one of the main landmarks of the city. The building with its characteristic dome and the statues of Jupiter and Mercury was erected at a record pace in the period of twelve months from 1897 to 1898. It is one of the buildings designed by Karol Korn, a famous architect from Bielsko. The post office still operates in this historic building nowadays.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Boleslaw Chrobry Square (Plac Bolesława Chrobrego) is the focal point of Bielsko-Biala. It was built in the nineteenth century, and soon - because of its convenient location - replaced the Old Town Square. The present form of the square is the result of the idea from the beginning of this century. The square is dominated by the Castle of the Sulkowski Dukes. The buildings around the square represent different architectural styles. The square has an area of 3600 square metres. In the east it is adjacent to busy 3 Maja Street and to the south to Wzgórze Street.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The origins of the Castle of Bielsko-Biała date from the Piast dynasty, but it owes its present eclectic appearance to the Sułkowski family, who were its owners from the middle of the 18th century to 1945. Nowadays, the castle houses collections of the Bielsko-Biała Museum. During the visit to the castle we can experience the past elegance and learn more about the history of the city, admiring old and contemporary art, and even listen to good music.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Not long ago textile industry stimulated the economy of Bielsko-Biała. From the development of small-scale manufacture of cloth In 16th century and later of manufactures and big factories in the 19th century textile industry made the city into the most important industrial centres in this part of Europe. You can learn almost everything about textile industry at the Museum of Technology and Textile Industry, a branch of the Museum in Bielsko-Biała.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Bielsko Gallery is one of the best public galleries of contemporary art in Poland, operating since 1960. It presents and promotes modern art through the exhibitions of works by Polish and foreign artists, theme exhibitions, film and performance festivals, international artist residencies, happenings in urban space and concerts. Since 1962, a nationwide competition for painters known as Painting Biennale “ Bielsko Autumn” has been organized as well as a competition for curators. It also conducts educational and publishing activities. It collects pieces of modern art.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Mickiewicz Street, running parallel to 3 Maja Street, is in terms of architecture one of the most interesting arteries Bielsko-Biala. Along the street there are a lot of historical buildings, representing both Secession and other styles. The best-known building is a villa of Theodore Sixt from 1883 and a villa of Hermann Schneider from 1905, which is kind of a combination of Art Nouveau and Neo-Baroque.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Old Town of Bielsko is the oldest part of the downtown. It is located on Town Hill. It has preserved a medieval urban layout. Beside old arcaded town houses there are the castle of the Sułkowski Dukes and the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas within the Old Town. This part of the city, which was originally surrounded with defence walls, is currently limited by Chrobry Square (Plac Chrobrego) and Orkana, Waryńskiego, Zamkowa, Św. Trójcy Streets.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Saint Nicholas' Cathedral with its distinctive belltower resembling Italian campanile dominates over Bielsko-Biała. Despite the fact that its origins date back to the 15th century, it is difficult to find any Gothic traces in its architecture. It is due to the renovation from the beginning of the last century. It gave the neo-Romanesque appearance to the building. Inside the church we can encounter many styles. The church has an interesting history. It was several times burnt down by fires and looted by soldiers. In  1992, the church became the cathedral of the newly created diocese of Bielsko and Żywiec.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Private Wladyslaw Reymont Museum of Literature in Bielsko-Biala is one of the most unusual places in the city as well as in Poland. It possesses a unique atmosphere. The museum was founded and has been managed for years by Tadeusz Modrzejewski, a man of great passion, who is an editor, graphic artist and a lover of literature, especially the works by Władysław Reymont. In 1989, he created the museum at 1 Pankiewicz Street in the Old Town.