Morkovice-Slížany was created by merger of municipalities of Morkovice and Slížany in 1960. In 2000, Morkovice‑Slížany was elevated to a town status. The dominant feature of the town is the Church of St. John the Baptist, a Baroque church with elements of Gothic architecture. Near the church lies a stone pillory. The chateau, which is now privately owned, dates to the 14th century and is the result of many reconstructions of the original Gothic fortress. The history of the town is linked to basketry, which has always had a long tradition here. The Basketry Museum is located in one of the oldest and best-preserved houses in the town and it pays tribute to all the basket-making craftspeople from the town and the surrounding villages, who wove and still weave the finest baskets in the world.