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“Touch of history”
Review of Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle
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$56.85*
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Beauty of Moravian Capital: A City Tour in Brno
Ranked #3 of 123 things to do in Brno
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Owner 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.
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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“Touch of history”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“Špilberk castle - relaxation and cultural experience in one place”
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 been used even by Nazis, baroque pharmacy, observation tower. Then you can listen to the chimes on the courtyard or to have a refreshment in the castle restaurant. In the context of ongoing celebrations every year, you can see fireworks (where various countries compete among themselves), theatrical performances, concerts, food festivals and various exhibitions. If you come to Brno you definitely shouldn´t miss this place, especially when it is located in the heart of the city.

Visited May 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice to come back”
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 our visit was to see an exhibition, this was very reasonable 120kcs (exchange rate 32kcs to the £). There are a couple of cafes on the site but are a little bit expensive.
Great to follow the paths up through the park savour the views and then with gravity on your side walk back down and have a nice Czech beer to reward yourself for your efforts.

Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur
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“Must visit place”
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 so dont expect it to be too exciting. Also the best thing to do is to join one of the tourist groups for a guided tour around the castle.

Visited October 2013
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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“Spilberk Castle”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

Visited April 2014
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