Petrov: a Worldwide Symbol of Brno and Why Its Bells Ring an Hour Ahead

The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.

Tip for a Trip: Bílovice nad Svitavou, the Land of the Cunning Little Vixen

If you ever head north-east of Brno, you’re bound to pass through Bílovice nad Svitavou. At first it may seem there is not much to see in this little town aside from its unique red brick church and the Svitava river. But Bílovice has so much more to offer! Let us introduce you properly to this magical storybook place – the land of The Cunning Little Vixen and Forest, Hills and Waters.

National Theater: the Pride of the Czech Republic

The National Theater in Prague is one of the most important buildings and the pride of the Czech nation. It is a stunning Neo-Renaissance building and it was built by Joseph Zítek. The theatre has its special place in Czech history as it is a symbol of the Czech National Revival. The National Theater has played a significant role in the development of Czech music, the country’s dramatic arts, and the Czech language.