Jablunkov and its surroundings are a tourist and recreational paradise. It is surrounded by the Silesian Beskydy, the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy and the Slovak Beskydy.

Jablunkov is a town in Frýdek-Místek District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 5,500 inhabitants. Polish minority makes up 15.7% of the population.

In summer you can take hiking trails for hikers and cyclists, visit the swimming pool with a water slide in Jablunkov or swimming pools and sports fields in the surrounding recreational facilities. In winter there is the possibility of skiing (lifts in Bahenec, Velký Polom, Skalka, Kozubová, Dolní and Horní Lomná, Mosty u Jablunkova and Hrádek).


The most important landmarks are the historic town square with a fountain and statue of the Virgin Mary from 1655, the Roman Catholic church built in 1620, and the Elizabethan Monastery. The latter was established by the priest Wawrzyniec Piontek, who wanted to improve medical treatment in the town: the nearest hospital was located in Ostrava. The Elizabethan hospital was built in 1856. It was located near the Olza River and was frequently flooded.

The original inhabitants of Jablunkov were called Jacks. In 1560, Prince Těšín II granted Těšín.

A decision was taken to build a new one, which began operating in 1932. In 1948 the monastery and its properties were seized by the Communists, who forbade the further induction of new sisters. Former Elizabethan sisters were ordered to work in a state farm with cattle. In 1989, after the fall of communism, it was returned to the Elizabethan sisters. The monastery in Jablunkov is one of only three Elizabethan monasteries in the Czech Republic, the other two being in Prague and Brno.

There is also a sanatorium in Jablunkov. It was built in 1933–1935 and is a valuable landmark of modern architecture. It is surrounded by a park planted in 1936–1938. There are more than 500 species of trees and shrubs in the park. Several sculptures are also located in the park.


The most popular cultural event is the annual Gorolski Święto (literally Gorals Festival), organized every year in August since 1948 by the Polish Cultural and Educational Union (PZKO). It is a showcase of local Polish folklore and traditions that attracts visitors from all of Zaolzie and also from foreign countries.

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