Masarykova Street, Brno
The street was officially named Masarykova Street in 1930, but its history dates hundreds of years before that. It was used as a major trade route since the 12th century. Construction on the street began in 1850 and was completed in 1864.
Masarykova Street, formerly Ferdinand Street, was renamed following the fall of the monarchy. Its current name is in honor of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Many buildings along Masarykova Street hold interest to lovers of architecture. Architects like Viktor Kovacic, Leopold Bauer, Otto Eisler, and Rudolf Lubinsky designed residential palaces and functional buildings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Masarykova Street connects Liberty Square with the train station.
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