Namesti Svobody
Namesti Svobody
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chimayred
Durham, NH2,279 contributions
Aug 2021
a large beautiful square right in the middle of old town with some interesting and notable scuptulres and statues. The Labyrinth tour is right on one of the streets. There is a market and numerous restaurants. A place to pass through or a place to spend a relaxing couple of hours.
Written September 5, 2021
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1962globetrotter
Lutterworth, UK287 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A good central point from which you can explore the city. Just off to one side are the underground caves, which were used to keep fruit and veg fresh. On which note, the daily market here allows you to pick up some lovely fresh fruit for a picnic while there. There's a big statue in the middle which was apparently the place where they used to lock up various unsavoury characters and some other poor souls who were just not the full shilling
Written August 2, 2020
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Reece
Isle of Man, UK6 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited the square in August 2020. We had rented a private apartment in the square to overlook all the activities. The square was hosting a beer festival during our weekend stay, which was very much enjoyed! There is very much going on in the square, lots of bars and restaurants. A large dancing fountain is fascinating to watch while sat in a deck chair! Its a perfect place to people watch and soak in the atmosphere.
Written August 11, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
Sep 2019
Visited back in September.
Namesti Svobody is the main public square of Brno and is almost like the central point where many shopping streets converge. Lost to do and see here especially as several landmarks of the city are also here such as the Plague Column, the astronomical clock and many fine buildings.
Written November 23, 2019
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Veronic M
Paris, France9 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
My recollections of Prague brought me back to the second biggest town in this country, Brno. After visiting Prague, you wouldn't believe that this place is Czech as well. First, the city and even the city center is just milling around with Czechs!!! (Or Moravians; you will soon notice that although Brno and even Prague itself together, with respect to population, are in fact villages compared to e.g. London, Paris...). You will not meet tourists here - the paradox is that the locals are proud of it, since they feel more independent - the city prospers on its own labour, unlike Prague, which is seen as a parasite on its own history and the tourists coming.
Therefore it is logical that this town is visited for its spirit, culture, lifestyle... Noone in Brno would argue about the number of historical relics, monuments etc. - the historical center, as you can read in other reviews, could be explored thoroughly within a span of 3-4 hours.

The thing is the spirit - and its difference from the Praguish one, I daresay that it is like to compare the people from Normandy or Bretagne with those from around Marseilles and Meditarrean in general. But on this scale - real fun!!

The people from Prague are frequent objects of jokes by the Brno inhabitants and vice versa. The arguments are:
PRG: horrible accent (said to sound very 'Gay'), total economical dependence on tourism, nil chance of survival outside the city borders, ignorance concerning alcoholic beverages (especially wine and home-made plum brandy; believe it or not, this ignorance is more than idiomatic - e.g. "Plum Brandy - Prague exportL (rough translation) means the worst of the year's harvest. Prague drivers are considered to be the worst on earth, since they get completely bewildered without the traffic lights on every crossing etc., not to speak about the cheaky weather.

BRN: end of the known universe, town of poorly paid people, full of envy towards the "Praguers" since they knew their way during the Wild Years after the fall of Communism, full of hillbillies and rednecks, unlike the Praguish globetrotters. The city is reffered to as a "inhabited road curve halfway to Vienna". There is also some sort of argue on a national scale - should men shave they armpits, or even chest and legs? Praguer would go: "Sure, those hairs are disgusting, it must smell!!", while the Brno men would go "Why would I shave my buttocks unless it will be needed later at night?"
Of course, there are no real hard feelings. But it is quite easy to get involved in a very long discussion just touching upon the subject. A funny discussion.
Written April 7, 2014
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TravelerZrenjanin
Dorcol, Serbia275 contributions
Oct 2012 • Friends
BRNO 1

BRNO - MORAVIAN CAPITAL CITY IS HARD TO FORGET
By Zoran Slavic

This medieval old town is a part of the Czech Republic but also the capital of the province of Moravia. Which its residents are proud of. Great history, historical, and even mythical, precedes the arrival of this very enjoyable and a great city. That was a sufficient reason to change the route of the intended way: instead of the highway in Prague, left turn to the city in which they are still around 863rd stayed Byzantine scholars and missionaries, Cyril and Methodius, before the fateful figure into our literacy and religion. Moreover, here, in Brno, were on a mission, and the latter Calvary.
In Brno, located between Svratka and Svitava river, which was founded in the 9th century a free royal town within the Holy Roman Empire, became the 1278th, primary Baroque is shaded the Northern muted colors and framed sharp and strong architectural lines of business. In the history of this area, which is the warrior, we find that Prussians and Swedes, as conquerors. No end to the various those armies across the European space fight and reconcile. However, even here the rule is hunting and were caught! Moravians have survived and kept Brno.
Witness all these centuries the militaristic Spilberk Castle, an old castle on the hilltop in Brno. It began to be built as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Premyslid kings and complete by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. From a major royal castle established around the mid-13th century, and the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid-14th century, it was gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress considered the heaviest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire, and then into Barracks. This prison had always been part of the Spilberk fortress. Today this building, polished and restored, except for extraordinary symbolism has an outstanding role in the tourist offer of the town, Moravia and the Czech Republic.
And, before I go to the top beer, that are here products and the draft, some more historical stories: if in the coming from the direction of Bratislava, the first encounter with the inscription'' Austerlitz'' coup Capital history almost could not be more intense. In the vicinity of the town, which is now called Slavkov, 1805th Napoleon himself, was In the presence of Alexander and Franz, the emperor of course, with its 70,000 160,000 grenadier defeated Russian-Austrian soldiers. Therefore, he broke the three-member coalition (Prussians already experienced its share of losses). Otherwise, the day for a tour of this ancient battlefield in the history of the world, was ideal: rainy, gray, only instead of December was the end of October.
Brno is rich in pubs, which offer various types of beer, from light pilsners
to black unfermented. Because it is cheaper than the city of Prague, this can be a good beer to drink more. We went for a beer with our hosts. We drove about a half hour tram. Nevertheless, it was worth it: Starobrno Brewery is a restaurant's reputation. In addition, the beer and all the rest were on the level.
Written January 14, 2013
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Nicole Meisner
Rybnik, Poland116 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful place, the architecture is so different and interesting! It also is very eclectic, different influences shaped this city and you can see them all at Namesti Svobody.
I visited it last year for the first time and we came back this year as well, great Christmas Market - quiet, cozy, not as busy as the ones in Prague or Vienna.
If you can - visit Brno, it's really refreshing!
Written December 2, 2019
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diver8264
Prague, Czech Republic228 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A big improvement on Old Town Square in Prague which I know only too well...
Interesting place, good choices for eating and drinking. Relaxed atmosphere.
The clock with a glass ball emitted at 1100 daily is fascinating.
Written July 7, 2019
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Marek U
Warsaw, Poland379 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
This place lives. It is full of the people but not overcrowded. The are lots of bars and restaurants. While looking over, beware of trams, they are so silent.
Written October 5, 2016
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Lev
189 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
It's a nice place with amazing architecture. There are some lovely bars where you can relax with a good view on astronomical clock.
We sat in a Galerie Caffe - hint: their homemade lemonade is very good and refreshing.
Written August 15, 2016
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