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.
If you are familiar with the history of Medieval Europe, then you surely know how much the continent was shaped by religion. It used to be an important part of people’s lives and religious figures held a lot of power. No wonder that a lot of money was spent on construction of sacral buildings such as churches, cathedrals, or monasteries. Churches and cathedrals had to be as beautiful as possible so people would respect (or fear) God and be willing to overcome their mundane suffering to rejoice later in the afterlife. Monasteries, on the other hand, were modest – one could not possibly reject earthly pleasures while surrounded by opulence!
A spa town may sound like a boring place appealing only for old or sick people. Quite the opposite! It is not only about treatments, massages, bathing, or drinking from natural healing streams. Spa towns attract all generations by its calming atmosphere or impressive architecture. Luhačovice is one of them.
Are you an architecture enthusiast? Well, then Brno is an absolute must for you! Besides mixing various architectural styles over the entire city, the city has several villas that are definitely worth a visit. Villas in Brno can be generally divided into two groups and whether you enjoy clean architecture or something more decorative, it definitely has a lot to offer. Are you a sworn minimalist? How about visiting villa Tugendhat or villa Stiassni? Or perhaps if you enjoy decorations and skilful art, you can visit Jurkovičova villa. Brno has it all.
If there is something history teaches us, then it’s that, for many various reasons, the past should not be romanticized. Sure, it has given us a lot of awesome things like castles, beautiful art, and so on, but in many ways, it can also be the source of nightmares. Even places that look like from a fairy tale can have a very dark past. That’s also the case of Velké Losiny – a picturesque village located near the city of Olomouc. At first glance, it looks all lovely but don’t let the village fool you by its cute exterior – it has quite a story to tell!
You have already heard about where to go in Brno during the day. But that’s not the only interesting time for Brno. When the sun goes down, this city transforms entirely. After all, Brno is a very rich town in culture and while most restaurants and coffee shops close around 6 or 7 pm it certainly doesn’t mean that the city suddenly goes to sleep. In fact, the opposite is the truth! And I am not talking about clubs and pubs. While it is the truth that Brno is rich in this area as well, my focus today will be slightly different.
The Czech Republic has a lot to offer – be it culture, beautiful châteaus, tasty food and drinks or captivating nature perfect for peaceful strolls. But what about those who appreciate slightly more exciting places such as mountains? If you are one of these people, then don’t worry – you can visit the fascinating Jeseníky Mountains. But you know what? Even if you are not that adventurous, Jeseníky might be perfect for you – instead of hiking you could relax in a spa and enjoy the local springs. There is something for everyone!