The central Brno‘s square used to be called the Down Market (Dolní rynek). In the Middle Ages it was lined with houses of the town‘s most distinguished burghers and Moravian noblemen. The dominant feature of the whole square is the Baroque Plague Column dating back to 1679, which is lavishly decorated with the statues of saints. Equally spectacular is the Renaissance palace with a gallery courtyard - The House of the Lords of Lipá, and the neo-Renaissance Klein’s Palace. Since 2010 there has been another attraction on the square: the unique chronometer.