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Spilberk Castle

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Address: a/k/a Brno Castle, Brno, Czech Republic
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Description: This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a...
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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Great place for a walk and amazing view of Brno

The castle is nice for a afternoon walk, offers amazing view of the city, exhibitions, you can visit its dungeons, learn about history and in summer it offers Shakespearean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The castle is nice for a afternoon walk, offers amazing view of the city, exhibitions, you can visit its dungeons, learn about history and in summer it offers Shakespearean theatre nights.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A great place to enjoy a little bit of Brno history, enjoy the view of the city and experience the terrors of the old underground prison!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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