In December of 2015, the city of Katowice was granted the title of UNESCO Creative City in the field of music. Thus, Katowice obtained the prestigious title of The City of Music. The title of a Creative City is a world-renowned and well-recognisable brand that will undoubtedly increase the international importance of the city and allow it to become a symbol of musical quality. This will serve to attract an even greater number of visitors to the city and further stimulate the development of the local economy.
The seat of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, which is famous for its excellent acoustics and appearance is also located in Katowice. Other such facilities include the famous Spodek Arena, the modern International Congress Centre and the Silesian Museum. All of these facilities are located in the so-called “Culture Zone”. The Silesian Philharmonic and the Stanisław Wyspiański Silesian Theatre are located nearby as well. Opera lovers may choose to visit the city of Bytom, while the enthusiasts of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra may wish to visit Tychy. The number of cultural events organised in this region is truly impressive. Quality accommodation is yet another factor that makes the area attractive to visitors.