The city of Orlova has a rich history that dates back to the early 13th century. A Benedictine monastery, which functioned here, is credited with the development of Orlova, especially in the fields of education and culture, and the National Gallery in Prague still retains its original altar.
In the mid 18th century, the right to mine coal, discovered by the Rothschilds, was granted to the village of Orlova which meant industrial development and connection to the railroad. At that time, Orlova became a modern developing city and, thanks to the first secondary school in Těšínsko (the Těšin area), also a center of education in Silesia. There used to be running trams and a hospital as well as a museum were both founded.
Today the city is marked by the development of the mining industry after World War II, but even so, there are still many sites that display the beauty of Těšin (Cieszyn) Silesia and are worth a visit. Among other things, in Orlova there are a set of baroque statues and beautiful walks can be enjoyed in the former castle park.
The well-known actor Bronislav Poloczek studied here and the writer Alois Jirasek also visited several times but now the traces of mining activities are becoming increasingly blurred. For instance, Dinopark (Dinosaur Park) was created in which the whole family can enjoy a taste of prehistory.