BRNO, TOWN TEEMING FORMER WONDERS
by Zoran Slavic
On the second day in Brno, we visited a several historical monument. We were in the Labyrinth under Vegetable Market. First, in a church: The Church of St. Jacob was built at the beginning of the 13th century. It served to Flanders and German colonists. The original look of the church has not been preserved.
The Church of St. Jacob, as we know it today, was built at the end of the 14th century in high gothic style. Antonio Gabri completed the typical tower, which reaches up to 92 feet, in the 1592nd the tombstone of Louise de Raduita Souches, the defender of Brno against the Swedish, is housed in the church.
This impressive building, Gothic strict line contains the foundations of a surprising and somewhat eerie and mystical cellar where they stored the skull and bones of prominent people from the past. From some residents, who performed some religious task, by the way, and we heard another story that this adds another dimension to the city - Fantasy: They say that the Moravians had to defend freedom
In addition, of monster. Of the dragon! Perhaps, thanks to the just the dragon that is one of the symbols of the city. Stories of the dragon, which is, apparently, conserved body is exposed at the front door in the old town houses are a multitude. I opt for the best one fable of the early lead Brno, who says he is a dragon that is terrorizing the city killed a brave and clever journeyman butcher. He deliberately started Dragon, who was staying in a cave above the river Svratka, cow skin, in which he had hidden a bag of quicklime lime. Dragon as a dragon swallowed the false buffalo, began to torment him terribly thirsty, then jumped into the river and there is Lime Quicklime made her - dragon exploded and collapsed. It is the end of the legend, which is perhaps the answer to the question: why dragon of Brno, chained to a ceiling, resembles an alligator. The one, the legend, has a good excuse: he exploded! I all in this story and its repercussions today seem logical: do the one of Kundera masterpieces no called “A Joke''?
Upon the recommendation of the waiter Tulip restaurant we went to a strange underworld historic center. Labyrinth under Vegetable market is a system of underground corridors and cellars, in the historical center of the City of Brno. The underground lies beneath one of oldest squares in the city, and originally served for keeping food, beer brewing, maturing in barrels of wine, and other things. Some cellars were founded in the middle Ages but most of them dates back to the Baroque era. The cellars were not all connected together until 2009 when they underwent a major reconstruction, and since 2011 they are opened public. The biggest cellar is almost 23 meters long, its height varies from 3.5 meters, and the deepest cellar is 13 meters under the surface.
Upon leaving from the underground storage and shelters, hiding the square, I could only conclude that the Brno rich in surprises.
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