Brno

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and Moravia`s traditional capital, is favoured especially due to its infrastructure and diversified business options.

Brno

Brno

 

The city lies at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers and has about 400,000 residents. Dimension of Brno from East to West makes 13 miles (22 km). Brno and capital of Czech republic Prague are conected by highway, distance is 210 km.

 

Brno - Czech republic

Brno – Czech republic

The city`s skyline is dominated by the Spilberk Castle where an early-Gothic palace with two chapels is still standing. Later on, the castle was converted into a baroque fortress, and in the 19th century, it became known as the infamous „Jail of Nations“.

Brno is also a major center of modern architecture. German architect Mies van der Rohe`s 1929 villa Tugendhat (UNESCO) is an outstanding example of functionalist architecture and a milestone in the development of modern architecture worldwide.

Brno - Czech republic

Brno – Czech republic

Among other modernist landmarks is the Brno Exhibition Center, whose set of buildings (built over the period of forty years, from 1930s to 1960s) makes up a harmonious whole; over 50 fairs and exhibitions take place here annually.

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