Photogallery: CZ: Ostrava - Moravian and Silesian
CZ: Ostrava - Moravian and Silesian
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No. of pictures: 44 pictures
Among city's most dominat landmarks is the tower of the New Town Hall. Up form there you have beautiful vista over the city. A visitors' center operates on the ground floor. There, and at information boards as well, you get some tips what other places to see in Ostrava. Museums, galleries, or preserved technical sights such as Dul Michal (Michal Quarry), or a blast furnace in Vitkovice are just some tips what to see there. Children are going to love the zoo there. It is rather a vast gren park with many attractions than a proper zoo. Slezkoostravsky castle is a place where many free time activities can be held. All year round, cultural events take place there as well. Monumental Soviet-style architecture is to be found in Poruba borough. Privoz borough is a part of city's historical landmark zone.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
It is called the Hradcany of Ostrava. The steelworks really look like a huge castle. At the end of the last century, iron molting operation was stopped here. However, fortunately large share of the unique industrical complex was safed for the future generations. Let's take a short trip with us to the steel heart of Ostrava.
Roznov pod Radhostem, a picturesque town is one of these places you fall in love with instantly. And if not instantly than sooner than later. Between the 18th century and the WWII it was a climatic spa. It slowly returns to this tradition in the present.
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.
The Moravian Gate geomorphological unit has many interesting nooks in nature as well as interesting towns one of which Hranice is. This town is 23 kilometers awy from Prerov. Since the Prehistory it has been an important crossroad of various roads. History and modernity are both present in this town.
Not a long time ago we enjoyed the town of Hranice. Several hours of walk later we moved on. Again, we parked our in Teplice nad Becvou, one of the most important spa areas in the Czech Republic.
This time we are about to visit the highest situated Marian pilgrimage site in Moravia. For centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from near as well as from afar. The place we talk about is Svaty Hostyn.
On the western edge of the Hostyn Hills, in Kromeriz district, there is a small town of Holesov. The town is known for its early Baroque chateau and its grandiose French style park as well as for its well-known jewish community in the past.
11 kilometers from Holesov, there is the village of Rymice with lures such as folk architecture.
After visiting the pilgrimage place Holy Hostýn we could not miss even three kilometers remote sites town Bystřice pod Hostýnem, which is famous for the production bentwood furniture. Of course the furniture is far from everything this town has to offer.
Place of pilgrimage have some sort of indescribable atmosphere and it lures thousands to visit this place. Not long ago we enjoyed the beauty of Svaty Hostyn. This place has magic. Perhaps this is the reason for our later decision to visit yet another important site of pilgrimage in the Czech Republic - Svaty Kopecek.
During our last visit to Teplice nad Becvou, we saw the spa town, enjoyed its healing water, and made a trip to the deepest abyss in teh world - the Hranice Abyss. Yet we skipped a visit to another unique phenomenna in Europe. This one is even a national nature landmark.
Upon seeing Dolni and Zerotinovo squares, we walked down several streets and found ourselves on Horni square again. Church of St Moritz is located near to it.
We left Republiky sqaure for St Wenceslas Cathedral situated on Wenceslas square. The cathedral houses Roman Catholic archdiocesis of Olomouc. The grandiose Romanesque/Gothic structure has some Baroque features and rich decoration of sculptures. It is true jaded gem of the city.
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.
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