Places to see in Brno

01 May

Old Town Hall

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One of the must-see places in Brno is the city’s medieval Old Town Hall, located between Zelený Trh and Náměstí Svobody. Before you peek inside this 13thcentury hall, pay attention at the entrance to the Gothic portal made by Anton Pilgram in 1510, and notice the crooked middle turret. According to legend, this has a […]

05 Dec

The Theatre At Mahen

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This theatre was constructed from 1881 to 1882 at the former location of Brno’s city walls. The Architectural design of this building combines the styles of the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Classicism and Neo-Renaissance eras. Hermann Hellner and Ferdinand Fellner were amongst the 1st architectural designers of this theatre. The building’s entrance is adorned with the Corinthian and […]

05 Dec

The Summer Pavilion At Mitrovskych

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A Freeman named Antonín Arnošt Mitrovský built this Villa at the finish of the eighteenth century adjacent to the Augustinian cloister, in the flamboyant, fashionable baroque style of Louis The Sixteenth. It functioned as an outdoor gambling venue for the Mitrovský Counts. A plethora of activities used to occur in this Villa (1 of its’ […]

05 Dec

Tugendhat Villa

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Another building of importance, the 1930 Tugendhat Villa the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is situated in the čemá Pole surburbs. Its’ striking white villa is ground-breaking for its’ bold designs of ‘free floating’ space. The main aspect of the building is the fact that it was created by covering a steel frame […]

05 Dec

Museum of Janáček

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Most of the compositions of Leoš Janáček were done in Brno, and his home is currently the museum of Janáček. To get to it from Náměstí Svobody, you take Rašinova northwards, then go across Kounicova, to its’ museum. Past the town centre are the fair-grounds. In 1928, Výstaviště initially laid this out. These grounds hosted […]

05 Dec

The Hill Of Špilberk

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The Moravian Gallery‘s two branches are located on Husova, close to Špilberk. The museum of modern art, situated at Husova eighteen in Pražákův palác, has splendid cubist pictures by Antonín Procházka and Emil Filla. It is also worth going to see for the pictures by Jan Zrzavý. Near to the palace is the Applied Arts […]

05 Dec

Freedom Square

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The Square Of Náměstí Svobody Facing the New Town Hall, a small street goes down to the old town’s biggest square, Náměstí Svobody, that is broken up by tram-lines. Brno’s major street, Masarykova, links this square to the train station. When compared to many major Czech squares, Náměstí Svobody is unremarkable, and even its’ plague […]

05 Dec

The Square Of Zelný trh

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Cobble stone lanes and steps lead out of Petrov to one of the two major squares of Brno. This is the square of Zelný trh, the busy vegetable market centred round the Parnassus Fountain of 1695 by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach. The central building on this square, the quite plain seventeenth century Palace of […]

05 Dec

The Hill Of Petrov

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St. Paul and St Peter’s cathedral stands on top of Petrov hill with its’ wiry spires visible from miles away. Following the destruction of Petrov hill in 1645 by Swedish forces, the cathedral got re-constructed by Mořic Grimm in a baroque style. Next, the outside and whole choir got Gothicized during the early twentieth century. […]