Welcome to Brno


Brno, the Czech Republic‘s second largest city, has a population of nearly 370,000 people. It lies in the central part of Europe and within its two hundred-kilometer radius there are other important European capitals: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. The international airport in Brno serves regular flights.

Brno is the metropolis of Moravia and an important tourist centre for all who want to explore the natural and cultural beauties of the South-Moravian region. The most important example of modern architecture in Brno is The Tugendhat Villa - a historic site inscribed on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.


Main attractions:

The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul (Petrov)

The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is located on the top of the hill, known as Petrov, on the presumed site of the former Brno castle. After the castle’s demise the freestanding Romanesque basilica was rebuilt as a Gothic cathedral in the 13th century and converted to the Baroque style in the 18th century.


The Old Town Hall

The city administration was situated in this, the oldest secular building in Brno until 1935. The historical origins of the building go back to around 1240.


The Capuchin Monastery with Crypt – www.kapucini.cz

The most know part of the monastery after all is the Crypt situated in its basement. It was founded in the middle of the 17th century. Both ideal geological ground compositions under the church and exceptional system of airing made possibility for mummification of dead men bodies buried there.


Spilberk Castle - www.spilberk.cz

Spilberk Castle - originally a royal castle, founded in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 17th century into a sizeable Baroque fort. Till 1945 there was a prison and barracks. 'Kasematy' – Baroque fort architecture and prisons in the Josephine era. The prison of the nations – the famous prison of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Visits & Excursions

Worth to do and visit:

… visit the Spilberk Castle – the Brno city museum and one of the dominating features of the Brno skyline

… enjoy the cabbage market

… go to see the Parnas Fountain build in the middle age and the Plague Pillar

… take a walk in the Freedom Square – the biggest and oldest square in Brno

… go and see the Mahen Theatre – the first theatre on the European continent fully equipped with electric lighting

… visit the Old Town Hall – the oldest secular building in Brno

… taste the Czech cuisine, drink “blood of Moravia” (the local wine)  and beer



… take a half day excursion to Slavkov – the Austerlitz battle fields or a day trip to Kutna Hora

… visit the famous Castles of Lednice and Mikulov

… go to the Brno Dam and enjoy the water sports, hiking and bicycle touring

… explore the Moravian Karst – the largest and most important karst area in the Czech Republic

… take a trip to the town of Telc – the most well-preserved Renaissance town in the country (Unesco World Heritage)

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