What to do and see in Opava, Moravia: The Best Places and Tips

Opava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈopava] ( listen); German: Troppau, Lower Silesian: Tropp, Polish: Opawa, Latin: Oppavia) is a city in the eastern Czech Republic on the river Opava, located to the north-west of Ostrava. Opava is one of the historical centres of Silesia. It was a historical capital of Czech Silesia. Opava is now in the Moravian-Silesian Region and has a population of 57,843.

1. Silesian Museum - The Historical Exhibition Building

Nadrazni okruh 31, Opava 746 01, Czech Republic Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Silesian Museum - The Historical Exhibition Building

Reviewed By JiriEva - Opava, Czech RepublicOpava, Czech Republic

Something for everyone

The oldest and the third largest museum in Czechia. Do not miss the historic main Exhibition building (Vystavni budova) in Opava bulit in the neo-renaissance style which you find in the park Sady U Muzea. There are not only the permanent exhibitions of th

2. Tower Hlaska

Horni namesti 382/69, Opava 746 01, Czech Republic Sights & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings More
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Tower Hlaska

Reviewed By hondras007 - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

Visit on special opening-date

During Christmas, it usually happens you are allowed to enter the building without even paying any fee. The employees usually gather and create a very interesting program for locals and tourists interested in the building and town history.The building its

3. Park na Ptacim Vrchu

Krizkovskeho sady, Opava 746 01, Czech Republic Nature & Parks
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Park na Ptacim Vrchu

Reviewed By Huskice - Ostrava, Czech RepublicOstrava, Czech Republic

Small but charming place for everyone

This park is very nice in every season. There are three birds at the top of the little hill and they move their heads and in the dark their eyes are little lights, under this little hill there is a small playground for children and those young at heart ;-

4. Opava Sun and Planetary System Trail

Horni nam. 382/69, Opava 74601, Czech Republic Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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5 based on 4 reviews

Opava Sun and Planetary System Trail

Reviewed By JonDoe04134 - Lidingo, SwedenLidingo, Sweden

Planetary trail

Starts at the Town Hall (Radnice) and extends outside of the city. A great way to explore the city, quite unusual.

5. Silver Lake

U Drahy | Sadrovna, Opava 74705, Czech Republic Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4 based on 10 reviews

Silver Lake

Reviewed By JiriEva - Opava, Czech RepublicOpava, Czech Republic

Free outdoor swimming

Smart choice for saving visitors. Easy access by car, bike or public bus (#213 or 214). Small sand beach and then mostly grassy banks. The water is almost always clean enough. The lake was created by flooding the former gypsum quarry. Small pizzeria nearb

6. Vikstejn u Radkova Ruin

Radkov-Podhradi, Opava 74784, Czech Republic Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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5 based on 4 reviews

Vikstejn u Radkova Ruin

Reviewed By Bekulin - Czech RepublicCzech Republic

Krásné překvapení

Zřícenina hradu Vikštejn je dobře přístupná z parkoviště na kopci a nebo vesnice Podhradí. Poměrně zachovalé zbytky hradu a také sklepení. Dále je zde vyhlídková věž. Doporučuji.

7. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Horni namesti 381/67, Opava 746 01, Czech Republic Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Reviewed By Ken C - Englewood, FloridaEnglewood, Florida

Locked cathedral at midday

On a driving circuit out of Brno through Olomouc, this structure is massive an sits in the heart of Opava. Frustrated that the doors were locked, I did a circuit walk around the building, finding one chapel visible through a gate.Perhaps they should consi

8. Lookout Tower Sance v Jakubcovicich

Jakubcovice 3 | Od Pozarni Zbrojnice Doprava, Opava, Czech Republic Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Lookouts, Observation Decks & Towers More
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Lookout Tower Sance v Jakubcovicich

Reviewed By JiriEva - Opava, Czech RepublicOpava, Czech Republic

The only observation tower near Opava

As Opava is situated in a flatland there is only one nearby observation tower which you can reach riding from Opava to Skřipov on a local road. You can leave your car nearby the firehouse in Jakubčovice and use the footpath starting behind the firehouse.

9. Frantiskuv Dvur Farm

Klokocov 85, Opava 74747, Czech Republic Sights & Landmarks, Ranches, Farms
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Frantiskuv Dvur Farm

Reviewed By Radim P

farma

Zajímavé místo pro výlet . K vidění stádo tažných koní , procházky kouzelnou přírodou a možnosti zakoupení čerstvých domácích sýrů.

10. VOVO - Water Tower Opava

Janska 1, Opava 74601, Czech Republic Museums, Shopping, Specialty Museums, Art Galleries More
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VOVO - Water Tower Opava

Reviewed By JiriEva - Opava, Czech RepublicOpava, Czech Republic

Former Railway water tower as recent gallery and cafe

Re-open in August 2016 after an extensive reconstruction. Now it is a modern gallery, you can see here an architectural exhibition and also an exhibition of sculptures of Kurt Gebauer who is a famous native of nearby Hradec nad Moravicí. In the building t

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