Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is an ideal base from which to see the Wallachian Beskydy mountains.  It is a picturesque year-round recreation centre and starting point for excursions. Rožnov has a swimming pool, equestrian centre, the seat of the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area and has many restaurants and accommodation facilities.

Since the 17 century Rožnov has been known for the healing effects of its clean air, healing water treatments and the local speciality drink žinčice. In 1820 the sanatorium was built and the city park founded. As a climatic spa it achieved a European-wide reputation, but by 1950 the spa had ceased to exist.

As well as the healthy spa hotels, there is a history of beer-brewing going back to 1712.  The current micro-brewery is built on the site of the old brewery and boasts a fine selection of beers on tap in its pub.

Just off the square you can find All Saints parish church with an altarpiece by I. Schounianse, a pupil of Rubens.  Above Rožnov on Hradisko hill lie the remains of the walls, moat and rampart gate ruins of the 13th century and of course, there is the fascinating Rožnov pod Radhoštěm Wallachian Open Air Museum.

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