Photogallery: CZ: Karvina
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 22 pictures
A city on the Czech-Poland border is famous for black coal mining. Until the present there are operating mines. The air has a typical odor, and the land beyond the city is dirty. At the center of the city, Frystat, there is quiet life. You wil be surprised by a spacious square, in the southeast corner is Frystat chateau in the empire style – one of the important regional sights. Darkov Spas are in the city quarter of the same name. It specialized to motoric muscles.
Text and photo: Monika Babická
Ostrava is a place, where life is not simple and where the pollution is worse in EU. Despite that local people love this city and they do not miss any moment to fight for it. To Praguers are some Ostravians, and there are a lot of them, particularly allergic.
The Dolni Vitkovice area became in 2002 a national cultural sight and it is very popular among public. For the last two years it has became the fourth most visited tourist destination in the Czech Republic. Industrial compound with high furnaces had been used for 170 years to produce iron. On the tour you can learn about the production, function of individual construction, and have authentic experience. Today on the place where coke, iron ore, and limestone, there goes a glass elevator. Instead of material it will take up you.
Not so long ago, when a tourist got into Ostrava it was rather a coincidence. Mining and heavy industry was what the city lived of. One was afraid to roam in some district even during daylight. However, the city lives with culture today, there are many interesting sights, and growing number of young people who start new ambitious projects.
Industrial compound of the former Vitkovice steel works became a national cultural landmark n 200...
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