THE PERNSTEJN CASTLE and MACOCHA ABYSS, PUNKVA CAVE
At the bottom of the Macocha Abyss
THE PUNKVA CAVE and MACOCHA ABYSS (half day) or full day with a visit to the PERNSTEJN CASTLE
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This is a very popular one day trip from Brno which combines a bit of architecture in a small village Křtiny with a beautiful Baroque church. The village sits on the boundary of the Moravian Karst nature reserve. It's a tiny, tiny village with a HUGE Baroque church. It's actually shocking when you drive into the village and see this gigantic Baroque pilgrimage site, The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other buildings that make up this Premonstratensian monastery, positively dominating the landscape. You immediately know why its referred to as the "pearl of Moravia". There is also a ossuary below the church with twelve skulls with the letter "T" painted on them. WE also do a bit of easy hiking in the Moravian Karst full of caves, visit the Macocha abyss, the Punkva Cave, (OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND), on the wa to the PERNSTEJN CAstle we will stop at the PREDKLASTER Porta Coeli Convent Porta Coeli means Heaven's Gate. Predklasteri means "in front of the convent". This 13th century Cistercian convent was founded by Constance of Hungary, the widow of King Otakar I. The gothic church within is one of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture. The PERNSTEJN Castle is a popular castle with a 60 minute guided tour.There are thousands of castles in the Czech Republic, but this one is a MUST. You will enjoy a 45 minute drive to the castle in a nice valley with some cosy villages and a covered bridge.
The price includes: guiding in English and transportation, does not include lunch and entrance fees: Punkva Cave approx. EUR 10, gondola EUR 4, Pernstejn Castle EUR 8.
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