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Tugendhat Villa

Cernopolni, 45, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #1 of 81 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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After going all the way up, we found it's just a very normal place that it's even closed for visitors. Some houses around it looked even better!

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Brno, Czech Republic
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The purity of the style which crystalizes in every single detail was renewed in its original beauty after long years of difficulties, but the result is really worth to visit and enjoy. The history went through this building and it is a miracle that it now truly in its original shape again. Being built by a Jewish family it was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This house is considered the first example of modernism in architecture. It has beautiful element, and some evidence of ideas that could not be fully realized given the building materials of the time. I would not want to live in the house, but as a concrete example (pun intended) of ideas of how homes should work, it is fascinating.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Don't miss this historical gem. It is so cleverly built and wonderfully restored. Our tour guide brought to life the drama of the home's history. It is fascinating. We were visiting friends in the neighborhood and enjoyed seeing other functionalist buildings close by. It was easy and convenient to take a tram there from the city center.

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