It's been 72 years since the house in Brno-Pisárky hosted President Edvard Beneš. After this visit, all the wartime provisory has ended, and the house became the renowned government villa for the next four decades. Not only this event will be commemorated with visitors in May.
On the holiday days of May 1st and May 8th, Villa Stiassni will be open. Not only that - visitors will be able to walk to places where they do not usually go. Have you ever wondered what's behind the closed door normally unnoticed? The secret chamber will be the space for the storage of fur coats and laundry. Tours are available every hour from 10am to 4pm and bookings are recommended.
For five days Edvard Beneš lived and worked in Villa Stiassni. It was from 12 to 16 May 1945, and in the same days we will remind you of this visit. The villa will be exceptionally open in daytime operation and tours will be dedicated to the personality of the second Czechoslovak president. You will also learn some interesting things about him, such as writing love letters. On Saturday, May 13th, you can participate on special tours together with a rich program in the villa's garden - there will be musicians, dancers, swordsmen and also craft fair.
Lovers of modern architecture can visit the exhibition dedicated to summer residences of wealthy Prague inhabitants in Dobřichovice. On Tuesday 9 May at 5 pm, the curator of the exhibition Mgr. Šárka Koukalová will have lecture. Another lecture, scheduled for 23 May, will focus on the Brno textile industry. About the factories of the Brno textile magnates will speak Mgr. Michaela Ryšková from the Methodological Center of Industrial Heritage in Ostrava. On the last Sunday of May, a traditional guided walk through the Masaryk's quarter is prepared with stops at important houses from the interwar period.