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Spilberk Castle

Address: a/k/a Brno Castle, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #7 of 67 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There is a very nice view from the castle top, and many of the (temporary) exhibitions are really excellent. The surrounding park and the hilltop scenery are great too. The castle as such is nothing special (considering other places in Europe :-), the dungeons are OK, not really exciting. The food festival at the castle, summer theatre plays, etc. are... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Nice view, but very long and boring exhibitions. The casamates just empty floors under the ground (with 4-5 vax statue), the exhibitions aren't well integrated (a lot of different themes) and boring:(

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Haverfordwest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We only visited the dungeons and not the actual museum and exhibitions. They were huge and quite interesting. The lighting was not so good - it was difficult to read signs and guide book. The view from the castle are very good.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit and even if you decide not to go into the castle then the views of Brno are amazing. We particularly enjoyed the classmates! If you're in Brno don't miss it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The castle is well worth a visit. Great for exercise as it is up hill through a stunning park. Beautiful views when you get there. I guess you could be lazy and drive up, but honestly, the walk is far more rewarding :) We did not have the time to take the tour inside (not sure if it was open... More 

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Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Spilberk is not only a castle, there is also a museum inside, and it is quite nice. You can see the prisions from the older building and learn about the history of the city and the castle. Also, the view from the castle is breathtaking. It is a program you can do with friends, family or partner. It is also... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My first impression of this building is that it didn't look as a classic castle at all, and indeed - it was renovated and transformed into a civil building during the Austro-Hungarian era. The exhibitions were mainly in Czech - occasionally German and English. The best part is to just walk in the grounds of the castle and appreciate the... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have been there more times, with family, friends, etc. Always a good point for a tour for the weekend, or have some fun. The nicest view to the city. Must see.

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The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Walking around the castle was one of my favourite parts of our trip. With autumn in full swing, the leaves gave the whole castle a speck of colour. A very nice and peaceful park surrounding the castle, fantastic view!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What could have been a great tourist attraction is actually quite a let down. There are no notices or boards explaining anything, lots of empty rooms and it only takes 15 mins to walk around. We reached the exit soon after entering and asked ourselves "was that it ?". This is the first time I've not given a good review... More 

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