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The Essential Guide to Zlin

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Zlin: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Zlin! If you're planning to move to Zlin, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Zlin has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Zlin.

Zlin, a city in the Czech Republic, is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. Tourists and locals alike can find numerous sites of interest to explore in this charming city. One of the most iconic landmarks in Zlin is the Bata Shoe Factory, which was founded by Tomas Bata in 1894. This massive complex, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers guided tours that provide insights into the history of the shoe industry and the Bata family's influence on the city's development.

Another must-visit attraction is the Villa of Tomas Bata, a modernist masterpiece designed by architect Frantisek Lydie Gahura. This unique building, which once served as the residence of the Bata family, now houses a museum showcasing the history of the Bata Shoe Company and the city of Zlin. The Zlin Zoo, one of the largest and most popular zoos in the Czech Republic, is home to over 200 species of animals and offers a fun day out for families and nature enthusiasts.

For those interested in architecture, the city boasts numerous examples of functionalist and modernist buildings, such as the Bata Skyscraper (Building 21), the Grand Cinema, and the Bata Institute. The Museum of Southeast Moravia offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's history, culture, and traditions, while the Zlin Chateau, a beautiful Baroque-style building, hosts various cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year.

When it comes to dining and nightlife, Zlin offers a diverse range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. One of the most popular restaurants in the city is Restaurace Malenka, which serves traditional Czech cuisine in a cozy, rustic setting. For a more upscale dining experience, visitors can head to La Fresca, an elegant restaurant offering a fusion of Czech and Mediterranean flavors. Another popular spot is the vegetarian-friendly Bistro Stipa, which offers a variety of healthy and delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

For a taste of the local nightlife, there are several bars and clubs to choose from. The popular U Fotografa Pub offers a wide selection of beers and cocktails, as well as live music and DJ sets on weekends. Another popular spot is the stylish Bar & Books, which combines a cozy library atmosphere with a sophisticated cocktail menu. For those looking to dance the night away, Club 21 is a popular nightclub featuring a variety of music genres and themed nights.

Recreational activities in Zlin cater to a wide range of interests, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. The picturesque Lesna Park, located just outside the city, offers a variety of walking and cycling trails, as well as a beautiful arboretum and a mini-golf course. For sports enthusiasts, the Zlin Sports Complex features facilities for tennis, squash, badminton, and more.

For a more cultural experience, visitors can attend a performance at the Zlin City Theatre, which hosts a variety of plays, musicals, and dance performances throughout the year. The Zlin Film Festival, held annually in May, showcases a diverse selection of films from around the world and offers a unique opportunity to experience the city's thriving arts scene. Finally, for those looking to relax and unwind, the Zlin Spa offers a range of wellness treatments and therapies in a serene, tranquil setting.

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Urban Address Prague is a bespoke boutique one-stop-shop solution for your property needs in Prague and the Czech Republic. We don't just find you the perfect apartment, we build your Prague dream. And what's more - we can arrange everything remotely, stress-free. We are your partner to help you make Prague your new home.
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Urban Address Prague is a bespoke boutique one-stop-shop solution for your property needs in Prague and the Czech Republic. We don't just find you the perfect apartment, we build your Prague dream. And what's more - we can arrange everything remotely, stress-free. We are your partner to help you make Prague your new home.

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Urban Address Prague is a bespoke boutique one-stop-shop solution for your property needs in Prague and the Czech Republic. We don't just find you the perfect apartment, we build your Prague dream. And what's more - we can arrange everything remotely, stress-free. We are your partner to help you make Prague your new home.
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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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