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Ostrava – Steel Heart of the Republic

Ostrava is the third largest town in the Czech Republic and the second largest urban agglomeration after the Czech capital city Prague. The city has been largely affected by exploitation and further use of black coal. Many of the heavy industry companies have closed down or transformed. For many people, Ostrava is inhospitable, industrial and dirty. It seems the situation is not as bad now. Ostrava is full of contrast and heading to a better future. Facts and numbers Ostrava got

Madrid, culture and crisis

Madrid has been for a long time a city connected with culture. After Franco’s dictatorship, a new cultural movement began in the city, La Movida Madreliña, changing minds and opening new ways of culture: more independent and mixed. During these years, new musicians, printers, writers and other kind of artists created a new concept of culture and therefore grow new young and modern culture centers around some quarters of the capital of Spain. Some of them were occupied for young