"Petrov" Churches Tip by Vcela

Churches, Brno: 27 reviews and 32 photos

The cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is the most noticeable landmark of Brno, sitting above the city on Pertov Hill. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century, although its style has been changed through time including Gothic, Baroque and neo-Gothic. Listen for the bells! The bells strike 12 at 11 o'clock. This is a reminder of the siege of Brno in 1645 by the Swedes. Having spent months attempting to break Brno, the Swedes decided on one last assault, but would retreat at twelve if the city had not been taken. The city discovered this and as the Swedes began to break through the city commander ordered the bells ring 12 (this was at 11). On hearing the noon struck the Swedes retreated and the city was saved.

Address: Petrov
Directions: Not far from the main train station (to the left when exiting the station.
Phone: 5 43 235 031

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2004
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