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Spilberk Castle

a/k/a Brno Castle, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #6 of 80 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.
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Helsinki, Finland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There is a nice view here ovet the town. Other than that it is just a castle, kinf of. There is nice walk up here thru a park and it is not too far away from down town so why not go there.

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Launceston, Australia
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215 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle on a cold and rainy morning. It is accessed via a short steep path a short distance from the centre of town. It is set in its own formal grounds and there is a commanding view of the city from its promenades. The biggest frustration was the mis-advertising of the opening hours. Whilst it opens at... More

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When we visited they were preparing for an event and we could only tour the underground section. It was interesting.

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Sydney Australia
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38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My advice would be to catch a cab up (very reasonable) and walk down. As the Castle was a former prison be pepared for some unpleasant history. There is a rather strange section devoted to a fireworks display they held for an anniversary of the hotel.

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38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Spilberk Castle is bigger than it looks from the outside, as we discovered from walking through the free galleries, most of which we found quite interesting. The best part of the visit was the walk from our nearby hotel up the rather steep hill to the castle on top. It was a lovely spring day and many people were enjoying... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

the only good reason to go all the way up to this castle is the view. you can get a better view from the catedral or the old town hall tower. the "castle" it self is not interesting. the exhibitions are very expansive and not interesting, and the restaurant is also very expensive for no good reason...

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We walked up to the castle through lovely gardens and spent several hours looking at the exhibitions, followed by a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the city. Perfect.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Probably we were unreasonably expecting too much. Long walk from the parking lot and a view just from only one side of this castle that could be seen from all locations in Brno. The interesting stories we did not see but heard. In past it was a prison for criminals, the most known from them was a man named Babinsky... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spilberk is nice place to visit with beautiful views over Brno. You can see Palava hills when the visibility is good. Torture chambers are quite stunning to see. Bad guys in past had hard times when being in prison. Unlike these days.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I visit Špilberk castle regularly, because this place brings peace and harmonization into my heart and mind. It is great place for relaxing, walking - because it provides a large green park that surrounds the castle and also serves for gain cultural activities. You can visit various exhibitions - it is best known for casemates = underground dungeon, which has... More

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