Brno Sights and Landmarks Guide, Czech Republic
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It is also the traditional capital of Moravia and as such, the city is famous for the attractions built during the time of the empire. Apart from this, Brno at the beginning of the 20th century became the center of culture and in line with this, a number of museums and galleries can be found in the city. Brno Sights are a mix of the historic and the cultural.
Brno Sights – Famous Landmarks
Brno’s skyline is towered by one of the most famous landmarks of the city and the chapels that are a part of the city’s attractions.
Villa Tugendhat. Known as UNESCO monument of modern architecture, this building was owned by Fritz Tugendhat, a textile factory owner. The functionalist architecture house was made for Tugendhat’s family. This villa is well-known for its front façade made of glass and the grass slopes. According to architecture experts, Villa Tugendhat is an innovation in modern architecture in the international perspective.
Spilberk Castle. Constructed in the 13th century, this used to be the royal castle. Spilberk was reconstructed in the 17th century adding a Baroque feel to the architecture and soon after that it was used as a prison. It was then known as the Prison of Nations.
Brno Sights – Cultural Sites
As a center of culture, Brno does not disappoint when it comes to cultural landmarks. Tourists will be fascinated with the city’s collections of museums and theaters. It is closely linked to attractions found in another European country – Linz Sights in Austria.
The Moravian Museum. This museum is the second largest in the Czech Republic. The Moravian Museum was established in July 1817 through a decree made by Emperor Francis I. This museum displays around 6 million works in different fields: music and theater, mineralogy, zoology, literature, entomology, and geology. The museum also has a children’s museum made especially for the young generation visitor.
The National Theater. This theater is divided into two groups: Ballet and Mahen Drama, and the Janacek Opera. The National Theater has a local coverage. The audiences are mainly from the city, the Moravian region and Austrians.
Brno Sights – Sports and Recreation
Brno is not just famous for its cultural and historical landmarks. It is also famous for its sports and recreation sites. When visiting the city, do not forget to pass by some of these remarkable attractions.
Brno Circuit. This is the most esteemed racing circuit found in the Czech Republic. The Brno Circuit is where the A1 Grand Prix and the World Cycle Championship are held. The circuit has a huge range of services and a significant background in organizing motorsport events.
Denis Gardens. The gardens were created from 1814 to 1818. Visitors will find the Fountain of Health, a music gazebo, and the Columned Colonnade. The Denis Gardens are ideal for walks and reunions. Visitors will also find that this is a perfect place to view the city of Brno.
Besides Brno Sights other wonderful attractions in the country are found in Prague Sights.
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