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Spilberk Castle

a/k/a Brno Castle, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #7 of 62 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were given laminated sheets & we walked around Rampaths – for prisoners. The castle contained museum and exhibits = gave it a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

it is a nice castle,with a restaurant and a cafe.the reastaurant is nice decorated,it really feels that you are in a castle,the food was ok,price ok,polite staff.Also its nice to walk there,especially during summer,is lovely to have picnic.sometimes you can find good and interesting exhibitions.

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Czech Rpublic
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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The castle is newly restored, if you don´t want to spend money for the entrance fee, there is still a lot of things to see fo free. Wonderful view of the city, nice castla courtyard with a chime playing every hour. Inside the castle there are many interesting expositions - you can start in the cellars where castle dungeon is... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you have half-day in Brno, Spilberg is must-see point. Exept view-point experience, you will get a deep-involving audio-tour and opportunity to explore the castle dungeon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Well worth the winding walk up to the top for the fantastic sight and photo opportunities of Brno and surrounding areas.

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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I visited the whole museum - and actually read the whole story of the jail. Horrible. Besides, the views are breathtaking, the park - the best place for a walk/jog (though quite steep). Nice bistro by the ticket office - a nicely spiced hermelin and beer sustained me for the whole evening.

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Kozani, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Prepare for a lot of walk since the whole place is huge! There are a lot of statues and a museum worth to visit! The yard around the castle is really high and the view is extraordinary!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Actually castle itself is not very impressive (view from the city center is better). Very beautiful panoramic view from the tower of caste, not very frightening prison (it is cold, at least). Moreover, there is 15th century pharmacy, which is very beautiful. You can also drink coffee there.

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Brno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very interesting fortress rebuild in 18-19 ct with massive wals made from red bricks; with underground catacombs and very nice park. Excellent view to the surounding area and the city. Several acceptable restaurants. Very good Shakespeare summer fest in the old castle court. Something like Montiuc castle in Barcelona. I reccomend to see

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