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Technical Monuments – Textile suburb of Cejl

  • Brno was an industrial city and the centre of Moravia

  • Dozens of textile factories sprung up on both sides of Dolní Cejl among the historic city, the Svitava River

  • You can still find on Cejl about 20 palaces of industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, this originally suburban settlement with the German name Zeile (row) became a factory outpost of Brno.

Dozens of textile factories sprung up on both sides of Dolní Cejl among the historic city, the Svitava River, and the Svitava Canal, the later two of which supplied water to the factories for practically the entire 19th century. Thousands of workers coming for work to Brno from surrounding towns changed the face of the city, and the factories turned Brno into the Moravian Manchester – an industrial city and the centre of Moravia.

Although most of the textile factories have ben turned into flats and offices, you can still find on Cejl about 20 palaces of industry, the remains of textile operations and gallery buildings that housed thousands of workers in appalling conditions. The most interesting palaces include the palace of the Schoeller brothers, Hechtův palace, and the spinning mill of the Soxhlet brothers.

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