Brno - Parnas Fountain

At the Vegetable Market, our attention is immediately attracted by a massive fountain with gargoyles and a number of Baroque sculptures. It was built between 1693 and 1695 by the architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The basin of the fountain bears a sixpointed layout which serves as a base for imitation rocks with caves. There are many mythical and allegorical figures to be seen, including Heracles leading the three-headed dog Cerberus on a chain. The work is considered to be the most valuable monument of Baroque sculpture in Brno.


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Baroque fountain Parnas (1691-1695), one of the most valuable monuments in Brno