Landmarks you’ll actually enjoy
Nearly everyone has heard of Špilberk castle, Petrov, and Villa Tugendhat, the only modern architecture site in the Czech Republic on the UNESCO list. But you may be surprised to hear that people used to call Brno “Moravian Manchester” or that it’s often referred to as the Mecca of Czech modern architecture (and quite rightfully). Discover its charm, find local jewels of functionalism, and get enchanted by their progressive design, minimalism, and elegance. And you can even explore the Brno underground! Less is always more in Brno.
Brno sights are full of life!
“Brno’s a kind of unpolished diamond: at first glance or first touch it seems rough, but if you persevere, it’ll offer up the very best, the finest things that you’d struggle to find elsewhere.“
Get to know the Brno architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries
Legendary functionalist jewels as well as hidden treasures – that’s the architecture of Brno built from the last hundred years.
Discover modern architecture on your own with the Brno Architecture Manual, available for free.
“Less is more.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Explore Brno INdustrial
From its manufacturing past the city has inherited several industrial buildings, and especially some powerful stories. Have you heard about the Moravian Manchester or Brno’s Zbrojovka factory?
The many faces of the Brno underground
- Ossuary at the Church of Saint James, a place of reverence
- Family-friendly labyrinth under the Vegetable Market (Labyrint pod Zelným trhem) with an escape room
- Traditional Mintmaster’s Cellar (Mincmistrovský sklep)
- Top secret 10-Z bunker
- Mysterious lapidarium and the Temple of Stone (Chrám kamene)