Frýdek-Místek is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region. It comprises two formerly independent towns, Frýdek and Místek, divided by the Ostravice River. Frýdek, east of the river, is a part of the historical region of Těšín Silesia. Both towns were united in 1943 and today’s name Frydek-Mistek has been used since 1955. Both historical centres have been rebuilt so today you can admire beatiful facades of originally Renaissance houses on Zamecke namesti (Castle Square) in Frydek and burgher houses with archway on namesti Svobody (Freedom Square) in Mistek. In the socialist era experienced Frydek-Místek large population and building boom that was propelled by heavy industry and mines. Today, most of the mines and heavy industry ceased its operation.