Why Brno is still a hidden gem in Europe

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Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic, located only about 2 hours ride from three European capitals – Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. They say that Brno is a city made for every man – it is a place without much crowd and buzz, ideal for those who are fans of drinks, history and party.

It is a city where you can see the true spirit of Czech Republic, abounding in numerous attractions like Habsburg residences, opera houses, communist concert halls and symbols of functionalist architecture.

The Spilberk castle and St. Peter and Paul Cathedral are one of the most significant historic monuments in the city. The cathedral was built back in the 14th and 15th century. The Villa Tugendhat, built during the 19th century, is a perfect example of the functionalist architecture and in the 2002 was listed as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. One of the main attractions for tourists is the Old City House from the 13th century, built in the gothic style, behind which is the stuffed „dragon“ that represents the symbol of the city. Capuchin Square and monastery, Governor’s palace and Parnas fountain are just some of the attractions Brno has to offer when it comes to historic and cultural heritage of the city.

If you want to explore the city more thoroughly, you can find hiking plans for visitors in the  Tourist Information Office  in the town and see all the precious things Brno treasures.

To add to the greatness of this city, Brno is way more relaxing city in comparison to Prague and people who live there are much more friendly and kinder. Mass tourism seems to have missed Brno and the few times when it becomes the center of tourist gatherings is the wine festival, motor race and during the Ignis Brunensis, which is a huge, world-famous firework contest, visited by more than 200 000 people from all over the world.

If you want to try some tasty food and a good drink, Brno is there to satisfy your need. From hipster’s cafes and fine dining to local restaurants, Brno has it all. Besides, spending a quiet weekend in a city full of pubs, clubs and restaurants, where more than ¼ of the population are students, can be a true challenge. A few bars that you can not miss: The Bar that doesnt exist, Super Panda Circus and 1920 London.

Meet the soul of the Czech Republic, its history and culture at its finest, and taste Brno in every possible way. Are you ready to book your flight to Europe?

 

About the Author: Matthew Greenspan

Matthew is a travel expert, writer, editor and digital marketer. He lives for seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves. He is based out of Toronto but travels the globe in search of the best travel stories and biggest waves.

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