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Brief Stop in Brno

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An October 2012 trip to Brno by fizzytom

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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra a Pavla)

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Attraction | "Brno's Gothic Cathedral"

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra a Pavla) Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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The magnificent gothic cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul dominates the city of Brno from its perch on Petrov hill. It dates from the end of the 13th century but it has seen many changes over the centuries and the interior is decidedly Baroque in style. The church was made a cathedral in 1777 when Pope Pius VI made Brno a bishopric. Remains of an earlier Romanesque church can be seen in the cathedral’s crypt. Although they look ancient, the twin spires of the cathedral, which are 84 metres high, are actually neo-Gothic, not added until the first years of the twentieth century to the design of Viennese architect August Kirstein.The cathedral is easy to get to and visible from most parts of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 16, 2013

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra a Pavla)
Petrov Hill
Brno, Moravia

Sherlock Holmes Pub

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Restaurant | "Some Elementary Errors at the Sherlock Holmes Pub"

Sherlock Holmes Pub Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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I'm the kind of traveller that hates to think she's been lured into a tourist trap to pay over the odds for something distinctly average; I'll generally go out of my way to avoid an English or Irish styled pub on the continent but occasionally the unthinkable happens and I end up eating somewhere I'd not have chosen voluntarily. Brno's Sherlock Holmes pub is a good example: we'd wanted to eat at a microbrewery and restaurant in the town but the place was heaving when we rolled up and judging by the queue for tables it was going to be a lengthy wait. The next nearest place was the Sherlock Holmes pub; a sign outside listed some beers we hadn't tried before in the Czech Republic as well as a good select...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 13, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Pub
Jakubske Namesti 2
Brno, Czech Republic

Brno - an overview

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House of the Four Idiots, Brno Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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The Czech city of Brno has some 400,000 residents (its metropolitan area has around twice that) and it is the capital of the province of Moravia. It is home to the largest exhibition centre in Europe and to the country's Constitutional and Supreme Courts, the Supreme Administrative Court and the office of the national Ombudsman. Brno hosts a number of highly regarded international festivals each year and in total its many higher education faculties have more than 90,000 students. So why is it that so many people have never heard of the Czech Republic's second city? Given that Brno is just a couple of hours by train from Prague, and even less from Vienna and Bratislava it's maybe surprising...Read More

Restaurace Ekvador

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Restaurant | "Great Value Lunches in Brno"

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Travellers on a budget should cross Brno’s inner ring road and head to Ekvador. Here you can choose from five daily hot lunches with a drink and a bowl of soup for just a couple of Euro. Having travelled down from Prague by train we were ravenous and, unable to check in to our hotel for another hour, we decided to chance the first place we found. A decrepit old car adorned with an Ekvador sign pointed the way through a courtyard behind the grand buildings on Tr. Kapt. Jarose and we entered the premises through a tall gate. The lights in the corridor were very dim but we followed our noses and the aroma of hearty home-cooked food led us to the dining room. There were no staff visible but a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2012

Hotel Europa

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Hotel | "Hotel Europa - Art for Art's Sake"

Hotel Europa Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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I was very excited for my stay at Brno's Europa Hotel. The hotel is billed as an 'art hotel' so I was expecting something a little different.The hotel is situated just outside Brno's historic old centre, on the northern side of the inner ring road on Trida Kpt Jarose, a leafy street lined with fantastic buildings and Hotel Europa is in an elegant Art Nouveau style building which has an inner courtyard. It's a good location only a couple of minutes from the Old Town but there are a handful of restaurants/bars on this street if you want to stay close to the hotel. This street provides access only and isn't linked directly to the main road for traffic which keeps noise down. Pedestrians howev...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2012

Hotel Europa
Tr Kapitana Jarose 27
Brno, Moravia 60200
545 421 400