Ostrava Czech Republic – A Gem To Discover and Unique City To Explore

Ostrava is the 3rd biggest city in the Czech Republic and the government center of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The town is located in the north-east part of the country and it is home to more than 300,000 people.

The city was founded in 1267 but in the Second World War, Ostrava was bombarded quite heavily. The after-war reconstruction created a number of beautiful and architecturally supreme buildings that were all different in style and functionality.

If you ever have a chance to visit this beautiful city you will notice that street art is nearly everywhere! We really loved this about Ostrava. In the city center there’s a large mural on a disheveled building. It’s called the Madonna “Ostravica” and it’s the largest street art piece in the Czech Republic. It was created by the famous American street artist Nils Westergard in 2016 over a weekend. He did this in order to help the new owners of a building in a dismal shape, which used to house a shopping center, but is now being transformed into a center for culture.




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