Brno Journals

The Moravian City on the Hill

A travel journal to Brno by Praskipark

Travelling through the city Photo, Brno, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: Part of my Czech Republic Trip in 2006. A city that I didn't like the look of at first, missed it out and then returned. So glad I did - it's a great place.

Old Town Hall

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Attraction | "The Town Hall with a Tale or Two to Tell"

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Old Town Hall ~~~~~~~~~~ Concerts and theatre performances are held in the early 12th century Old Town Hall in Radnicka. The loggia in the inner courtyard and the Town Hall tower make this a splendid sight and a little unusual. The Gothic portal was created in 1510 by an architect called Anton Pilgram who went on to build greater things like St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. Aparantely Mr. Pilgram wasn't very happy about the fee the city fathers were prepared to pay him and so he left the central turret above the Statue of Righteousness slightly crooked. I think I would have done the same. You know how I like to tell a tale or two well here are two tales regarding the Tow...Read More

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Freedom Square

Attraction | "A Square Filled with Art Nouvea "

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Namesti Svobody ~~~~~~~~~~~ Namesti Svobody or Freedom Square is a large triangular concourse, formerly known, as the Lower Market, lies at the heart of the city. Until 1870 the late 13th century St Nicholas' Church stood where the tram station is now in the middle of the square. One thing I love about this part of the world is the abundance of Art Nouveau buildings scattered here and there. The Moravian Bank in the square dates from the 1930's which is a later era but the Hotel Europa was built in the Nouvea style and is admirable. In the inter-war years, architects dismissed the Historicist House of the Four Caryatids as typical 19th century poor taste but, for the inhabitants, the...Read More

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Brno

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Attraction | "The City I Didn't Like the Look of"

Travelling through the city Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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The trip I took in 2006 to the Czech Republic with my husband covered a lot of the country and for most of the journey and sightseeing we travelled by car. For some reason we decided to visit Brno by bus which was on time from Prague's central station. I always think that when visiting a city it is best to use public transport mainly because it is cheap in Central Europe and it saves worrying about parking. On this particular journey we had no set plans, well, we never have any set plans, but we knew we wanted to see Bratislava , Brno and Vienna. When we arrived at Brno station I didn't like the look of the place and made a quick decision to get the next bus to Bratislava. Why I did this, I don't know...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2009