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Katowice is an industrial town in Silesia in Poland located by rivers Kłodnica and Rawa, and is the capital of the Silesian voivodship. Katowice is located in the Silesian Highlands, about 50 km north of the Silesian Beskids that are part of the Carpathians and around 100 km southeast of the Sudetes mountains.

Attractions and events in Katowice include Silesian Theatre which was built in 1907. The Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice has a well established position in the cultural life in Upper Silesia Metropolitan Union, the city is also home to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Katowice has many annual festivals that OFF Festival is an alternative music festival Rawa Blues Festival is the world's biggest indoor blues festival, and one of the most popular blues festivals in Europe and in the world, Odjazdy is a songwriter festival, and Mayday which is one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals take place in the city around 10 November.

Old Town of Katowice has many historic buildings and monuments to Cathedral of Christ the King, St. Mary's Church, Church of St Michael Archangel is the oldest church in the city was built in 1510, Drapacz Chmur was one of the first skyscrapers in Europe, Silesian Parliament was long as it's built in Poland, Spodek is a large multi-purpose hall, Silesian Insurgents monument is the largest and heaviest monument in Poland, Old railway station in Katowice was built in 1906, the Goldstein Palace and Załęże Palace and Parachute Tower.
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