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Spilberk Castle

a/k/a Brno Castle, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #5 of 75 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
18 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We first came to Brno back in the 1990's and visited the castle then. A lot has changed in the intervening years. Thanks to funding and a lot of hard work the castle is now an even better visit. The views over Brno are amazing and a walk around the outer part of the castle is free. The purpose of... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The place is great, especially the park which is surrounding the castle. Beautiful view on the city from the castle side n of course inside the place is interesting. But at the time we went thr some renovation was happenning inside, so we couldnt see all the expositions. Anyway be prepared that its not any kind of a fun destination... More

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Spent hours there - plenty to see from the development of the castle to torture chamber, art exhibiton etc

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Cape Town, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice place, extra exhibitions on show as disappointed that you needed multiple tickets for other parts of the castle as oppose to one all access and then supplementary tickets for the expos !

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