Dec 15, 2015

The Top 10 Beefcake Sights of Brno

Most visitors to the Czech Republic stick to Prague, which is admittedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with more public penises than anywhere else except maybe Bhutan.  But there's more to see in the Czech Republic.

Like Brno (pronounced Bir-noh), the capital of the Moravian district and the second largest city in the country (and it's a lot closer to Vienna, only about 2 hours by car).

Brno has a lot of beefcake potential, like #1 bodybuilder Jakob Holub.

Plus the 13th-century Špilberk Castle, the Capuchin Monastery where you can see the mummified remains of long-dead monks, and the Cabbage Market (I'm not kidding), with its Parnassus Fountain.

And Beefcake Sight #2, a beefy Hercules fighting the Hydra.

#3 is this lintel decoration.  I'm not quite sure what's going on, but there are two people, one screaming, and one putting his

#4. Luzanky Park, the oldest public park in the Czech Republic, has a lot of interesting statues, like this rather fey Apollo.

5. For some reason, judo is big in Brno.  Here are some of the teenage participants from 1986.

More after the break.

#6.  If you wander the campus of Moravské náměstí, Masaryk University, you can find a lot of beefcake imagery, and even a penis here and there.

7. These are the Four Atlases, holding up the City Center. I like how they're holding their heads in an annoyed fashion.

8. The Reduta Theater (Divadlo Reduta), on the Cabbage Market, has been hosting performances since the Renaissance.  The young Mozart performed there in 1767, and is commemorated by a naked winged boy.

9. Do you want to see a naked Neanderthal killing a deer?

10. This may look like St. Sebastian, but it's actually a rather muscular Cupid atop a pillar in the Cabbage Market.  He should really be more careful where he's aiming those arrows.

Brno doesn't have quite the gay nightlife that Prague does, but it has several gay bars and restaurants, plus a sauna, Las Palmas (I haven't been to it).

See also: The Top 10 Public Penises of Prague; The Top 10 Public Penises of Bratislava