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“Up the Hillock”

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
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Owner description: This neo-Gothic cathedral is famous for the bells that always ring noon at 11 A.M., a tradition that dates back to a 1645 siege by the Swedes.
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“Up the Hillock”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

While in Brno it is a must, beautiful and commands a beautiful view too, from the front you walk straight down to the open local market,
It has an impressive and filligree entrance , gothic towers , and beautiful stained glass work.

Visited August 2013
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“Very Old and historic”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

a nice place to look up from for the whole city.
best shot from below the hill though ;)
I think it needs some bit of maintenance historically as the brick status looks so sad!

Visited October 2013
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“nice view on city”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

interesting statues beside cathedral... is possible goes to bell tower, where is very nice view on all city

Visited September 2013
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“It dominates the skyline”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

As you leave the railway station the cathedral towers over the town. After quite a gentle walk for 10 minutes you arrive at the entrance. The approach to it is masked by other buildings so as you turn the corner it suddenly appears in all its majesty. The slim twin towers that soar above you were built in 1905. The cathedral itself has been added to since the 1300s. Once inside it is all you would expect of a Catholic church of the Austrian Empire-heavily ornate and baroque. Get their before 11 am to hear the bells chime to remember the calling off of the Swedish seige in the Wars of Religion.Traditionally, the bells of the cathedral are rung at 11 o'clock in the morning instead of 12 noon. According to legend the Swedes had promised that they would call off their attack if they had not succeeded in taking the city by midday on the 15th of August. The bells were rung an hour early on this date, fooling the Swedes into breaking off the siege. The Cathedral shop sells a selection of extremely charming crafted locally made terracotta religious plates of a unique design.

Visited September 2012
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is located on the Petrov hill in the centre of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. It is a national cultural monument and one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Moravia. The interior is mostly Baroque in style, while the impressive 84-metre-high towers were constructed to the Gothic Revival designs of the architect August Kirstein in 1904–5 .

Visited July 2013
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