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“Great architecture of the 1930's”
Review of Villa Tugendhat

Villa Tugendhat
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US$34.33*
and up
4-Hour Bike tour in Brno with Guide
Ranked #2 of 123 things to do in Brno
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“Great architecture of the 1930's”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Unbelievably advanced and beautiful architecture. Very clean lines, beautiful materials and quality craftsmanship. Great system - the architect Mies van der Rohe really thought each little detail, from the living room to the boiler room.
You just need to book at least a month in advance.
And if you are an architecture freak, book the tour with utility rooms.

Visited November 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“Magnificent..expensive..and order in advance”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Luckily for tourists there is an English tour, which you won't find a lot in Czech republic. The villa is very beautiful in its' simplicity and quite modern to its time. The tour takes quite a long time comparing to the size of the villa, and you will know all about the architect, the family and the situation during the time it was built till the family has decided to leave it and immigrate. the fee is indeed expensive but if you are a student you get 50% off. And if you happen to arrive early or want to stay after the tour, you can sit in the garden and enjoy the sun..and there's a little souvenir shop in the villa.

Visited February 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“I wish it was mine”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Perfect place for architecture lovers. Villa with absolutely unbelievable history (including 2nd world war era, when Messerschmitt lived there), great details in the interior and technical solutions, A/C, heating with possibility of changing aroma, onyx wall brought from Atlas changing colour with sun shining through which survived nazis, russians and comunist era, great view from each floor, very simple but still extremely smart solutions and interestingly - in early 30s it was the most expensive villa worldwide. Highly recommended, book well in advance (few months at least).

Visited May 2014
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“A must if in Brno”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The Villa is a triumph of the modern movement, breathtakingly special. The ideas, space and design of the villa are a triumph.

Visited September 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“Temple of functionalism in the centre of Brno”
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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