The Śląskie Voivodeship is one of the most diverse regions in Poland. Although it is mainly associated with industry, there are also beautiful mountain areas and monuments of great importance for Polish history and culture.
The center of the region is the Silesian agglomeration consisting of a dozen or so industrial cities, which have changed their face significantly since the end of the 20th century. Industrial monuments of the region are concentrated here, including the Guido Mine, Queen Louise Adit and many others.
The most valuable industrial object of the region is the UNESCO silver mine in Tarnowskie Góry from the Black Trout Adit, on which you can ride boats. There is also a brewery in Żywiec on the Technical Monuments Route.
The south and north of the voivodship are excellent areas for active tourism. In the south there are the Silesian, Żywiecki and Mały Beskids with numerous walking and cycling routes. Ski resorts operate in winter, including in Szczyrk, Istebna or Wisła.
In the north, the region includes part of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland with caves, bicycle routes and Gothic castles belonging to the Eagles' Nests Trail.
The province also has the most important pilgrimage and Marian worship center in Poland, Jasna Góra in Częstochowa.