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Lipník nad Bečvou

The hearts of architecture admirers will leap when they see the Renaissance Town Hall, reconstructed in Late Empire style, and the burghers' houses with arcades gathered around the Baroque fountains on the town square. Lipník can be further proud of its 16th century chateau, where rare woods grow in its landscaped park, and the Piarist monastery with its Church of St. Francis of Serafino. This originally Renaissance church of the Czech Brethren was built in the beginning of the 16th century by the famous Petr Vok of Rožmberk, but the Piarists later rebuilt the church in the style of Early Baroque. The town walls which ring its centre are among the best-preserved in Moravia. Jewish culture is witnessed by the oldest synagogue in Moravia, built in the 16th century, and the two restored Jewish cemeteries. For active holidays you will find a swimming pool here, a mountain climbing centre with a training (boulder) wall, tennis courts, bowling, gyms and saunas. For culture there is the Domeček exhibition hall in the town library, where various exhibitions take place. A rich accompanying programme is prepared for the annual St. Jacob Feast Days and Fair. Classical music lovers should not miss Dvořák's Lipník, the piano-for-two duet show in May

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  • Lipensko