In the southeastern part of the Czech Republic, there is an area that is especially known for its wine production, but what else is there in South Moravia and because Brno Is it going to be one of the most powerful destinations of the year 2022?
The different facets of South Moravia – its history, its gastronomy, its nature and its culture – have made this region a perfect destination for couples, families and friends. And also for all those who travel in the footsteps of the Unesco.
Brno, historical and cultural capital
Brno, the capital of the region, is characterized by that combination of classicism and modernity, current and tradition. When walking through its streets, the visitor finds that are full of sculptures and installations artistic unique, in addition to the many historical monuments that tell the history of the city.
An example of this is the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, a construction that overlooks the city from the top of Petrov’s hill. The cathedral dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries, when a Romanesque chapel was built on top of a hill. Later rebuilt and erected as a cathedral in 1777, it has two impressive towers of more than 80 meters high from where you can get a 360º view of the city of Brno.
Brno and modernity
If we talk about modernity and the contrast of contemporary architecture living in Brno, there are two architectural gems that cannot be missed: Villa Jurkovičova, the Jurkovič house, and the Villa Loew-Beer, two ‘Art Nouveau’ style villas, one of the best works representing this style around the world. Without forgetting the Villa Tugendhat, a jewel of modern architecture by Mies Van der Rohe that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
One of the biggest surprises for visitors is that long ago, in the Czech Republic, there was an underground life. If beers were made in the Pilsen area, in Brno there is a network of baroque wineries that are well worth visiting.
In fact, it takes up to six visits to discover the entire history of the South Moravian subsoil because underground too is the Mincmistrovský sklep exhibition, the Bodega del Maestro de la Moneda, where to learn about the minting trade Brno and Moravia, and up to refugio nuclear o búnker Kryt 10-Z dug deep in the rock under Špilberk castle.
However, the special role is taken by Kostnice u sv. Jakuba, the ossuary of the church of Santiago, the second largest ossuary in Europe after the catacombs of Paris. A place of veneration with more than 50,000 corpses and other archaeological finds buried there.
Eating in Brno
History and culture aside, it is worth mentioning that Brno has great gastronomy. The most interesting thing is to get carried away in local pubs, breweries and restaurants and taste the best typical products of the region. To savor the city of Brno there is an independent and very complete ranking, called Gourmet Brno, with the best places to try and taste the most authentic products of the region.
Live wine tourism
The Czech wine tourism experience should be done in two of the cities with the longest wine tour in South Moravia: Znojmo Y Mikulov. The first is a city with a very rich old town, full of many churches and surrounded by medieval walls that preserves the Renaissance style of a bygone time. In addition to its underground network, which extends over several levels, forming one of the largest labyrinths in Central Europe that houses a curious wine cellar in one of its rooms.
However, Znojmo is known for the quality of its wines and its vintages historical and it has one of the best vineyards in Europe, Šobes. And is that thanks to the southern slope and the quality of the land, the wines have ideal conditions for their production. Its historic vintages are known to be the biggest wine festival in Znojemsko., which includes an impressive parade and a market.
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