Besední dům is one of the most important buildings in Brno’s historic center. This cultural shrine was, among other things, the workplace of an extraordinary composer and conductor Leoš Janáček. The Janáček´s name draws to Brno his music admirers from around the world.
Besední dům: History
Besední dům was constructed according to a design by Theophil von Hansen in 1871 – 1873. It became a part of the town’s history as a social and cultural center for Czech urban society. The building was first used as a multi-purpose center for social gatherings, music, theater, education, political events, and physical fitness, and at one time or another housed schools, publishers, a savings bank, reading clubs and a fine restaurant.