Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, however it is the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. It is also the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Ostrava is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder, Lucina and Opava rivers. Ostrava has got a very advantageous strategic position - it is located about 10 km south of the Polish border and 50 km west of the Slovak border. The distance from Ostrava to Praha is 360 km, to Brno 170 km, to the Polish City of Katowice 90 km, and to Vienna 310 km. Find property for sale in Ostrava.
In previous decades, it used to be known as the steel heart" of the republic: the city was perceived as inhospitable, dirty, and full of rude and hard working people. But this has not always been the case: over the course of Ostrava's history, it has also been a commercial centre and an important transport hub. The region first began to be settled intensively in the 13th century. In the middle of the last century, there was rapid development of the coal mining, metallurgical, machinery and chemical industries, all due to the discovery of coalfields in 1763.
In recent years, few towns in the Czech Republic have undergone such an enormous transformation as Ostrava, and this has not only affected the living conditions of its people. Work in many industrial plants has been stopped and all the city's collieries have now been closed. Thousands of miners and steelworkers have prequalified and found work in other branches of industry. Special filters have been installed to limit air pollution. Banking and service industries have also been developing very quickly. Today Ostrava has demonstrates its status of administrative, commercial, industrial, and social leader in the region. Get your own property in Ostrava.
While Ostrava is usually at the top of tourist attractions in the Czech Republic, there are still a number of interesting places to see and things to do there. Many hotels and restaurants have undergone renovation, and nowadays Ostrava can boast a wide range of premises for exhibitions, trade fairs, cultural and sports events. The area around Ostrava is very attractive both in the winter and summer holiday periods, and you can enjoy staying in a spa town or participating in sporting activities. The city’s modern sports facilities are a must for sports enthusiasts and offer a superb range of leisure activities. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Ostrava.
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