Updated at 2023-05-22
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul has undergone countless trials and tribulations, each time emerging from the flames reborn and taking on new forms. The site was originally home to a Romanesque chapel in the 11th century. The crypt of the chapel remains intact to this day. After a major fire that devastated Brno in the 14th century, the Romanesque chapel was rebuilt and named the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The church was redesigned in the 15th century in the aftermath of the Hussite Wars with an overall cross-shaped floor plan common to most Gothic churches of the time. The church was almost completely destroyed during the Thirty Years War in the 17th century. Subsequent rebuilding and renovations reshaped it into a Baroque style typical at the time. The Gothic towers that give the church its present monumental character were the last two additions completed in the 20th century.
Agreement Date: March 27, 2023
Area: 230.2 square kilometers
Main industries/features: Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. It is an important industrial city and the railway hub of the country.