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Ostrava

Culture of Ostrava. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The starting point of most sightseeing routes in Ostrava is its central square Masarykove. It is surrounded by a beautiful ensemble of historic buildings belonging to various periods. A column installed on the square was created in 1702 to mark the end of the plague epidemic. On the same square, you can see several symbolic monuments, and one of the latest decorations is a spectacular fountain opened in 2007.
Traditional Czech cuisine prevails in Ostrava, and the townspeople are not indifferent to the historically established culinary traditions. Most of the dishes that can be tasted at local … Open
In medieval times, there were wooden residential houses on the site of the present main square. In the 19th century, it was decided to demolish them and build new stone and brick mansions instead. During that period, the area was significantly expanded and became one of the first in the city where street lamps were installed. The latter have survived hundreds years and are now a kind of city attraction themselves.
Near Masarykove Square is one of Ostrava's most beautiful architectural monuments - the Old Town Hall (Stará Radnice). The picturesque building with a beautiful tower was erected in 1539 and served its intended purpose until 1930. In the first half of the 20th century, the city got a new City Hall building so it was decided to open a museum in the old one. The last major reconstruction of the building was carried out in 1875. The latter has remained virtually unchanged since then. Currently, the entire building is put under the charge of the Ostrava Museum, which stores thousands of exhibits of various subjects. Here you can see archaeological finds discovered in the city and its environs, historical artifacts, handicrafts, as well as an extensive art collection. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Residents of Ostrava are distinguished by a very calm and measured personality. It seems that no events can knock them out of their routine rhythm of life. They are never in a hurry and at … Open
Several beautiful historic castles have been preserved In the immediate vicinity of Ostrava, and the most magnificent one is Zamek Kravare. It was erected in the 14th century and was originally a spectacular Gothic building. Over the years, it has undergone numerous reconstructions and renovations, during which it lost most of its original features.
Ostrava tiltshift 1 The old castle has changed more than a dozen owners. It was privately owned until the outbreak of World War II. After the war, the historic building became state property and a school was opened in it. In the middle of the 20th century, a devastating fire destroyed almost all its historical interiors. Only an old chapel located on the castle grounds has remained intact. After restoration, a historical museum was opened in the castle.
Ostrava is as rich in entertainment as it is in attractions. Svet Miniatur Miniuni opened in the city in 2004 is now one of the most popular miniature parks in Europe. It occupies an area of … Open
One of the tourists' favorite areas of the city is Vitkovice, a former industrial district that was converted into a large museum complex several years ago. Numerous ore processing factories were established here in the 19th century. Over time, the city has lost its status of a major industrial center, but the old industrial area was never demolished.
The surviving buildings were converted into museums, most of which are focused on the technical and industrial achievements of the Czech Republic. Here you can see old blast furnaces and other industrial equipment that was used by local plants more than a hundred years ago. Visitors to the industrial complex will also have the opportunity to stroll through a historic iron ore mine.
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Ancient religious monuments have also been preserved in Ostrava. Katedrala Bozskeho Spasitele is considered the most beautiful in town. The construction of this cathedral lasted six years and was fully completed in 1889. The main author of the architectural project was Gustav Marett. This temple with a hall capable of accommodating up to 4,000 people at a time is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The cathedral is striking not only with its spectacular appearance but also with its chic interior design. Many valuable religious artifacts are currently stored within its walls. In 1998, a new organ designed in a historical style was installed in the church, so organ concerts are held here regularly.
Travelers wishing to plunge into the cultural traditions of the region must visit the Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni v Ostrave. This museum is dedicated to the regional art and craft traditions. The collection of the gallery began to take shape in 1952. By this time, the Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni has gathered more than 20,000 paintings, as well as the largest craft collection in town. Beer lovers will be happy to check out Pivovar Ostrava, a themed museum occupying a historic 19th-century brewery. Unique beers have been brewed here to this day, and their tasting is an essential part of the tour.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Ostrava
♥   Palace 'Pszczyna Palace' , 49.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Żyrowa Palace' Żyrowa, 69.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ostrava
♥   Bazylika Narodzenia NMP, Pszów, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie, Opava, 29.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Antoniego Padewskiego, Rybnik, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Wniebowzięcia NMP, Rudy, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedra św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła, Gliwice, 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Wojciecha, Mikołów, 58.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Ludwika Króla i Wniebowzięcia NMP, Katowice-Panewniki, 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Ostrava

Culture guide to Ostrava. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Ostrava: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Ostrava. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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