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Namesti Svobody

Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #14 of 82 Attractions in Brno
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brno, Czech Republic
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The square was reconstruced completely about a decade ago and some Moravians say that it turned the place into a "big frying pan" in the summer, which is partly true. No trees to provide shade and no chance to feel cosy. The benches are often seated by homeless people and the squere is frequently being crossed by trams which I... More

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San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We mostly enjoyed 2 houses with atlantes in the south end of the square. One has 4 male atlantes with very funny faces. The other has 2 male and 2 female figures whose interaction looked slightly erotic and unusual. There are many more attractions to view at this square.

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180 reviews 180 reviews
68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

June is the very month to come to the biggest square of the city of Brno - festivals, concerts, shows, crowds of tourists and local people. As I love history I take pictures to become cocktails of the old times and nowadays. It seems one can dance throughout periods of good and bad times travelling backward and forward at least... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're going to pub with friends in the evening or traveling by train somewhere, having some extra time till train leaves, you might be going through Namesti Svobody. It's main advantage is that is in the middle of 2 big travel points in Brno - main train station and Ceska street. There was a spectacular object erected few years... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Obligatory place to visit in Brno downtown. It has many shops an restaurants/cafes, and a new penis like Clock Tower, which I have no idea what time it is. One lucky visitor gets a ball which drops out from the clock tower each day.

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Brno, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Even though I am a proud citizen of Brno, I must admit that our main square is quite bad. There isn´t anything interestin to see, not much green or places where you would like to sit and relax. It´s true that few years ago there was the clock machine built. But it looks weird. You do not even want to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Close to the main railway and bus stations, this square is spacious, with trams passing through - which makes the orientation in the centre that much easier. Several nice restaurants, cafes, pubs around, as well as highstreet shops. there is a ..ehm..shaped black clock on one side of the square, probably meant to catch visitors' attention as there is no... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This famous main square in Brno man has to take as the best the city wants to offer you. And when I say city, I mean its officials of course. So here you can visit many restaurants that probably focused on tourists, plenty of modern architectural relicts around and a controversial sculpture as well. In fact this place might be... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The place is the centre of life and therefore it is almost impossible to prepare the programme suitable for all, but generally, it offers something interesting! September is devoted to food and drinks, December to Christmas markets and summer to a small beach, just to pick some! BTW the big black thing is a bullet!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It is probably the most famous square in Brno. But nothing special. Shops, restaurants, trams, people, fountain, but the only special thing is the black Brno astronomical clock. People call it "penis" for its shape. There is some legend about it importance.

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