Socialist Ostrava

Socialist Ostrava

Learn the story of Poruba – a city district founded as part of plans for creating New Ostrava in the 1950s. There has remained a unique housing complex built in the socialist realistic style. Walk along the broad boulevards between palaces built in the periodic Stalinist style. 

  • Length of the Tour: 100 minutes/2 km
  • Start of the Tour: in the church of ST. Nicholass
  • End of the Tour: The main boulevard near Alšovo square

What you visit and what you learn

  • Ostrava after the Second World War – the steel heart of the republic
  • The New Ostrava project
  • Socialist realism and Stalinist architecture
  • Palaces for workers
  • The main boulevard – „Leninka“
  • Nikita Khrushchev’s visit The Danube-Elbe-Oder Canal


  • Group up to 10 people – 2500 CZK
  • Group over 10 people – 250 CZK/person

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