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Old Town Hall (Stara Radnice)

Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Brno
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Dating from the early thirteenth-century, he oldest secular building in the city of Brno features a beautiful late-Gothic portal at the foot of its... more » Owner description: Dating from the early thirteenth-century, he oldest secular building in the city of Brno features a beautiful late-Gothic portal at the foot of its tower, which has an observation gallery open to the pubic. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Old Town Hall with its tower, bent Gothic decoration on the entrance and random crocodile suspended from the roof is a must when visiting Brno. Go up the tower and explore the courtyard. Fascinating. Visited in sep 2011.

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Greater Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very nice mason's work above the entrance gate with a crooked part; a story goes the craftsman wasn't paid enough thus he spoiled his masterpiece on purpose. The Brno impressive "dragon" hanging in the corridor (crocodile in fact). There is an information centre in that corridor. Nice tower to climb for a view. But all that isncompletely spoiled for me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The old town hall is the place of legends in Brno - Brno dragon, broken wheel and crooked turrets, so submerge into local legends. The interior generally offers smaller exhibitions and as everyone says, go up the tower!

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Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Saw this spot off the town square at nit when the front was lit. You can see the bent spire with the other straight ones. Story is the builder was to be paid but was jiped so he made one othe spires crooked.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

There is a really nice view from top of tower, but for the rest everything is in Czech no translation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Well worth going up the tower for the view & clock mechanism. You can see the Brno combination of old town and industrial bits. There's a little museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Its worth climbing the 170 or so steps to the top of the town hall tower for the stunning views over the city centre.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Take the time to climb to the observation platform. It is well worth it. The deck wraps around the entire tower, and small metal signs show the buildings in view from each side. Be sure to check out the clock mechanism as you climb up.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This building looked old and interesting. It's not the most essential place to visit, but it is nice and there is a tourist office inside. The ladies try their hardest not to help you, but there are various maps and pamphlets available to help yourself. There is also a selection of some of Brno and Moravia's better souvenirs.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I came to the Old Town Hall too late to go upstairs, but even walk around and to the inner yard pleased me - beautiful decorations of the tower and funny stories of Crocodile and Wheel put me in good spirit:).

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