Referred by the locals as ‘Čára’ (The Line)
‘Under the clock’ – the #1 meeting point in Brno
Several remarkable functionalist buildings
Česká Street is a very lively and busy street in Brno
The street was named Česká (Czech) because it was the centre for Czech cultural life in Brno in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with Joža Barvič’s bookshop being an important hub. Today, the street is dominated by shops of various international brands. In terms of architecture, there are several remarkable buildings, mainly the unique Avion Hotel by architect Bohuslav Fuchs; the functionalist corner building Convalaria by Oskar Poříska, which today houses the Lidové noviny and MF Dnes newspapers; and the facade of the Baťa department store. The street leads from náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) to a small square with a clock on the corner of one of the buildings. Many locals use this clock as their meeting point when getting together. Česká is one of the few streets in the city centre which has yet to be repaired.
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