Come with us to the second largest city in Czech Republic in your very own limousine!
The capital of Moravia, Brno is the Czech Republic’s second city, and one of the most dynamic urban areas in modern-day Europe. The city is full of historical and cultural monuments. Most are located in the historic heart of the city. Brno is a town of fascinating architecture from medieval Gothic to the functionalism of the present day.
What to visit:
Spilberk Castle is located on the hill overlooking the town. It was founded in the second half of the 13th century by the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. The most famous part of the castle is the historic prison – the so-called ‚casemates‘.
The most famous Baroque monuments include the Holy Trinity Column in the historic Vegetable Market, and the Plague Column in Náměstí Svobody (Liberty Square).
You can also visit the church of St. Peter and Paul, the Capuchin crypt with mummies of monks, or the world-famous functionalist Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe. An even more recent monument worth a look is the Brno Astronomical Clock, a black granite obelisk. Every day at 11.00 am a glass marble is released that can be taken as a souvenir.
A curious legend associated with Brno:
The clergy of St Peter’s cathedral had more money, but the church of St James had a better builder, who had gained more experience working abroad. When the building work at St. Peter’s fell behind schedule, the powerful clergy forced the stonemason to abandon his work on St James’s. However, they allowed him to complete the work he was doing on the Gothic window. When the window was unveiled, the townspeople were thrilled when they saw how the stonemason had avenged himself on the clergy of St. Peter’s. And this sweet revenge took the form of the sculpture of a bare bottom sticking out at those that had forced him out of the city.