Database of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture and a remembrance of Blažena Przybylová

Database of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture and a remembrance of Blažena Przybylová

The new electronic Database of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture contains three hundred cultural sights and interesting architectural works. To browse this database, go to www.ostravskepamatky.cz. The database will also include a printed Map of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture with 111 buildings that are worth seeing. The creation of the database and of the map was financially supported, among others, by the city of Ostrava.

The unique Database of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture and the Map of Ostrava’s Sights and Architecture, the launch of which will be held on 20 December and attended by Mayor Tomáš Macura, was prepared and published by the Fiducia Association in cooperation with the Fiducia Books, the regional office of the National Heritage Institute and the beautifying association Za krásnou Ostravu. Photos were taken by Roman Polášek and the database entries and the map were created by well-regarded art historian Martin Strakoš.

Apart from older sights, especially churches and stately homes, which illustrate the pre-industrial past of the region, Ostrava boasts sights from the second half of the 19th century and the 20th century. ‘Sights in the map represent particular periods and give a good overview of all historical layers of architecture in Ostrava from the Middle Ages to the modern architecture after 2000. The database follows this principle of representativeness as well and includes all styles, time periods, key buildings and personalities that shaped the architectural culture of the city and region,’ said Martin Strakoš.

Together with the database and map of Ostrava’s sights, there will also be launched a new issue of the Krásná Ostrava bulletin. This issue is dedicated in memoriam to member of the Krásná Ostrava association, archivist and director of the Ostrava City Archives Blažena Przybylová.