Did you know that Brno is often referred to as the uglier sister of Prague? Those who have already been in Brno will certainly give me the truth that the sign uglier on this beautiful city does not fit at all. It is truly a visit worthy of the city and ideal for a one-day sightseeing tour. But that does not change the fact that in certain things Prague and Brno are really similar.
Despite the fact that Brno is such a city accessible to us Slovaks, I managed to visit it only recently. It did not take me long to conclude that it was one of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic. Because I was limited in time, I wanted to see the most important and most important places in Brno. These undoubtedly included the historic center, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Brno Astronomical Clock.
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
The dominant of Brno is the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul towering on top of Petrov. It can be compared to the dominant of Prague and the Cathedral of Sts. He knows which resembles that of Brno. Interestingly, this building is also depicted on the Czech ten-crown coin. The construction of this cathedral dates back to history, even to the 12th and 13th centuries.
Astronomical clock in Brno
Like Prague, Brno has its own astronomical clock. Although it really has nothing to do with the Prague one, it is a great attraction for tourists. It does not show the clock directly, but through the rotating discs and thus the ordinary passers-by have no chance to know that the 6-meter-large formation is actually an astronomical clock. But why is this astronomical clock so interesting? Tourists learn about its unprecedented function every day at 11 am, when one transparent ball falls out of the clock. People are trying to find a spot before they can catch the ball. Even though it is not a new attraction at all, it is still a topical entertainment not only for tourists, but also for the locals. Rarely does the ball rest in the catch tank, as there are always enthusiasts who will gladly stand up to the astronomical clock and catch the ball.
Controversial statue of a horse
Another important, but undoubtedly controversial statue is the statue of a knight on Moravian Square. His disproportionately long legs are not the only non-traditional anomaly on his body. If you stand under his body and raise your head towards the sky, you will notice a penis. How is this really meant? If your gaze is directed at his head from one particular angle, then the horse’s head will remind you of the male genitalia. Some people already associate the Brno Astronomical Clock with the penis, and another sculpture with a coastal theme provoked several critical reactions among the inhabitants of Brno.
If you are interested in Brno and would like to visit some other beautiful Czech city, then I definitely recommend the fairytale Telč.