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Tugendhat Villa

Cernopolni, 45, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #1 of 82 Attractions in Brno
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This modernist landmark is an outstanding example of the international architectural style that flourished in 1920s Europe.
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Brno, Czech Republic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

What others also mention: book well in advance. When we visited, we must have been pretty lucky, as we could book for a date less than 2 weeks later. But that was in the early spring. However, when I later planned to take my visiting friend there, I couldn't book an English-language tour for more than a month ahead. So,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing to think that "modern" buildings can already be considered historic, and definitely worthy of UNESCO status! We unfortunately didn't realize that we needed to book a month or more in advance to do the tour inside the house as they only let 15 (I think?) people in per day. Being there in the off season didn't help either -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Missed the interior tour as it was fully booked, and admittedly the garden is rather bland and disappointing but it does contain a gallery with a very detailed exhibition concerning the construction of the building and its interior contents, as well as a video presentation.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Villa Tugendhat counts for UNESO World Heritage Site. And rightly so. It is one of the most importaint buildings of architectural history. A unique work of art. A mile- and millenuimstone. It is like a miracle that this house has survived. Great performance of the restorers and experts worldwide. Attention: visit by guided tour only. Guided tours must be pre-booked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We decided to visit Villa Tugendhat after reading the book The Glass Room. We were not disappointed. We had booked in advance, which is advisable. The guided tour takes about one and a half hours and there is time at the end to visit the gardens. This was a very interesting tour and is highly recommended when visiting Brno.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As lovers of architecture this is a must. We did the garden tour as you need to book well in advance for the indoor tour and we hadn't known we'd be travelling this route through Czech Republic. It isn't advertised that you can do the garden tour on any day, just turn up and pay and the helpful staff will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The pinnacle of modernism in the first half of the Twentieth Century. What Mies could do with an unlimited budget! The building is now lovingly restored to its original appearance. Thank you for being a wonderful steward of this masterpiece. our tour was thorough. We mistakenly booked the Czech language tour, but our guide also conducted the tour in English... More

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West Milton, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Due to time constraints took the tour provided in Czech. There was a nice "hand-out" given to English speakers but you could tell by the sheer volume of words by the tour guide there was more being said than on the hand-out. The view of Brno was spectacular. Be sure to reserve months in advance on-line for the tour you... More

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Reopened after a major reconstruction, it is definetelly worth the visit! Do not forget to book the tickets in advance on their webpage.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went to the Czech Republic just to see this house. It did not disappoint..it was incredible and hats off to those who have restored it to exactly how it was almost 100 years ago. I took my mother who has no idea about 20th Century architecture or design. She just couldn't believe it...so much of you see in new... More

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