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DISCOVER ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS IN BRNO

Brno is a city of architecture, especially functionalist architecture; a city of music, as UNESCO has confirmed; and a city of revelatory food and drink, known especially for its cafes. You can enjoy all of these pastimes during Advent, and also a whole lot more! All at Christmas markets on four squares, each offering a different style and a programme that continues even after the holidays.

The central Freedom Square will have a market full of music in front of functionalist facades designed by Bohuslava Fuchs and the Omega Palace, which will amaze you with its facade of changing colours. Gourmet Christmas on Dominican Square in front of the baroque New Town Hall is focused on delicious food. The primarily crafts market with an illuminated kid’s merry-go-round on Vegetable Market will surround the monumental Parnas fountain from Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The large park on Moravian Square will offer space for large tents and a Ferris wheel.

The fun and markets on dynamic Freedom Square, gourmet Dominican Square, romantic Vegetable Market, and Moravian Square with its heated tents will be supplemented by programmes from many cultural institutions. You can also tour the city with a guide, take a ride in a minibus, look over the city from the tower at the Old Town Hall, and escape the surface bustle in the Brno underground. You’ll be able to see the largest nativity scene in Moravia, skate on a square in the city centre, and try  Turbomošt, which you won’t find anywhere else on Earth. Brno is also a city with traditional Christmas trees on its squares, and in fact had the first such tree in the country. So don’t leave this Moravian metropolis out of your plans.

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