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“Temple of functionalism in the centre of Brno”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Tugendhat

Villa Tugendhat
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US$33.25*
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4-Hour Bike tour in Brno with Guide
Ranked #2 of 121 things to do in Brno
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This modernist landmark is an outstanding example of the international architectural style that flourished in 1920s Europe.
Brno, Czech Republic
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“Temple of functionalism in the centre of Brno”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were quite lucky, because the weather was nice (you have to plan the visit several weeks in advance) and the garden was blooming. There was also installation of self-playing piano in the garden (set of strings connected to piano that acts as an amplifier - operated by wind or by set of little motors). Enough with exteriors, let's move to interior... There's plenty original pieces of furniture designed specifically for this villa (some is still in production today!), but the best stuff is yet to come:
The house has 3 revolutionary elements (considered 1930s)
1) partially translucent onyx wall (to see and fully enjoy its effect, visit the villa before sunset)
2) two huge sliding windows (works similar to automobile window, but weights a few tonnes), thus you can enjoy fresh air in the living room and so on
3) ultra-modern air-conditioning system that distributes fresh air (or warm air or various mixtures of both) inside the building with possibility to add scents of flowers or wood.

Well, no wonder it is UNESCO world heritage site.

Visited July 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“A stunning 1920s villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Book well in advance as tickets are as rare as hen's teeth, but well worth it.
A must-see, even if you only see the outside. It is in a beautiful residential area and a short walk from Lužánky park up the spectacular Schodová street. Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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Split, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

This place is definitely worth seeing. It is very interesting when you find out that this is something that is architectural designed in 1920s and even today looks modern. Also it is interesting that this is the place where it is signed bilateral agreement about separation Czechoslovakia in 1993

Visited December 2013
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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“not for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

skip if:
you are not into history/modern art
your budget is tight
the weather is ugly (view from living room)

I liked the tour but to be honest the tour guide was poor - he was bored and I was fed up with him soon. Anyway the villa is amazing and interesting. You can visit the living area and the technical facilities as well. Otherhand the entrance fee is really high.

Visited August 2013
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“Which one of those is that?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The location of this architectonic must-heard-of is splendid. However, besides the couple of events of historical importance, which took place in here, the Villa looks alike the neighboring houses.
The entrance fee is a robbery. If you really aren't into architecture and are not fond of regular shapes, it would remain just what it was to me - concrete cube. Sorry.

Visited June 2013
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