Natural heritage


National nature reserve

Žebračka, the area of which is 234 900 m2, was proclaimed a national nature reserve on 4 June 1949 and belongs to the oldest nature reserves in the region. This park represents a unique reminder of originally vast alluvial forests in the alluvial plain of the Bečva.

The Michalov Park

The Michalov Park is the largest park in Přerov due to its total area of more than 16 hectares. Owing to its exceptional architecture, it was proclaimed a cultural monument. Further it was registered as a significant landscape element with rich flora& fauna of original floodplain forest.

The Lagoons

The "Lagoons" Sports & Recreation Area arose close to the "Žebračka" Woman Begger" National Nature Reserve in places where sand & gravel was excavated in the 70´s of the last century. In the excavated areas, not too far away from the town centre, three water surfaces - so-called "lagoons" have arisen.

Ornithological Centre (Ornis)

Ornithological Centre, the seat of the Natural Science Department of the Comenius Museum in Přerov, was built in 1938 by Moravian Ornithological Society. The exhibition hall houses a unique exhibition "The Birds of the Czech Republic".

The River Bečva

The Town of Přerov is divided into two parts by the Bečva River rising in the Beskydy Mountains. It was a favourite place to swim in the past century. The Bečva River has already demonstrated its power several times. The worst year was 1997 when not only Přerov, but Moravia as a whole was hit by destructive flooding.