Brno named 27th top tourist destination for 2016

Moravian city with population of 375 000 was included in a prestigious "2016 Places To Go" list published by New York Times

Brno has a lot to offer, including historical sights, public domain picture

Brno has a lot to offer, including historic sights | Public domain picture

On December 7th, New York Times published the list of 52 most interesting travel destinations for 2016. Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic and administrative centre of Moravia, was numbered 27 in the “2016 Places To Go” list.

Brno was highlighted for its “unexpected cuisine and nightlife in an architecture mecca”. City´s minimalist architecture and world-famous Villa Tugendhat are mentioned, but it is the bar scene and restaurants which are described to be a major lure. The list recommends bars like Super Panda Circus and Lucky Bastard Beerhouse along with Bar, Který Neexistuje (which translates as “A Bar, Which Doesn´t Exist”) as places to visit. Restaurants offering top-class world cuisine like Simplé, Pavillon, Il Mercato and Koishi are highlighted as well.

As told by Jan Vlachynský, co-founder of Bar, Který Neexistuje, inclusion of the city in such a prestigious list is confirmation of their long-time opinion that Brno is an amazing city, just not so well known. It seems, that times are changing. New York Times web is visited by 60 million people each month.

Being close to traditional traveller´s spots like Prague and Vienna, Brno is an ideal destination for a short, overnight trip.

However,”2016 Places To Go” list is not the first global appreciation of Brno. Another well-known web, Numbeo.com, marked Brno as a city with the highest quality of life in the Czech Republic. Globally, Moravian city took 46th position in front of Czech capital city of Prague (58), Paris (86), London (104) or New York (109).