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Gliwice

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Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Gliwice is the west district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union – a metropolis with a population of 2 million. The city is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river .Situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, Gliwice was previously in Katowice Voivodeship. Gliwice is one of the cities of a 2.7 million conurbation known as the Katowice urban area and is within the larger Silesian metropolitan area, which has a population of about 5,294,000 people. The population of the city is 185,196 .Founded in the 13th century, Gliwice is one of the oldest settlements in Upper Silesia. Despite rapid development during the industrial and socialist eras, the central Old Town fully retained its medieval character and part of its defensive walls date back to the 15th century.Gliwice is primarily known as an industrial city with developed industries such as coal mining, steel making and production of machinery and chemicals. It is also an important educational centre, being home to most of the departments of the renowned Silesian University of Technology. The city's long history had a great impact on the architecture of its buildings and structures; the most characteristic feature of Gliwice is a 110-meter high radio mast, which is thought to be the world’s tallest wooden construction.
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Historic Walking Area
Rynek, Gliwice
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Garden
Palmiarnia Miejska
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Radiostacja Gliwice
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kolejkowo - Wonderful world in miniature!
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Gliwice

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Mine
Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum Zabrze
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Jasna Gora Czestochowa
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Castle
Zamek Moszna Zielina
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Obraz Czarnej Madonny Czestochowa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gliwice

Architectural Building
Town Hall of Gliwice
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Piast Castle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Cathedral Church of St’s. Peter and Paul
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Gliwice

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Historic Site
The Palace and Park Pławniowice
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Church of All Saints
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Cmentarz Zydowski
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Church of the Holy Cross in Gliwice
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Gliwice

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Specialty Museum
Tattoo Museum
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Galeria Figur Stalowych
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Artistic Foundry
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Gliwice

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Science Museum
Museum of Sanitary Technology
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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