If you have enough time and energy, get to know Brno even better on the long tour and explore some of the many interesting and significant places in the city centre.
The route for this tour starts a few hundred metres from the main station, at Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) where you can take a look at Brno’s mummies. Continue to the cathedral on Petrov Hill and on to Denisovy sady (the Denis Gardens). Cross busy Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) and Husova Street, and head up and around Špilberk Castle, where you’ll also find a remarkable Orthodox church. On your way back into the centre, recharge yourself (and your phone) at the new Tourist Information – Panenská Street in Panenská Street. Right next to it, you’ll find Dominikánské náměstí (Dominican Square) with Mincmistrovský sklep (the Mint Master’s Cellar), Nová radnice (the New Town Hall), and Kostel sv. Michala (the Church of St Michael). Go through several picturesque squares, each with something interesting and unique to offer, such as a clock that doesn’t seem to tell the time, an oversized equestrian statue, a place where people drink beer while sitting on the pavement, and giant intertwined bulbs. If you plan on making this tour the last thing you do in Brno, you’re in luck, because you’ll find yourself back near the main station again.
Parts of tour
Capuchin Square (Kapucínské náměstí)
Located just around the corner from Brno’s main station
Cathedral of St Peter and Paul
Cathedral dominating the city from atop Petrov Hill
Denis Gardens (Denisovy sady)
A park with a beautiful view of Brno and its surroundings
Šilinger Square (Šilingrovo náměstí)
One of the smallest and busiest squares in Brno
This vast complex is situated atop a hill of the same name
Orthodox Church of St Wenceslas (Pravoslavný chrám sv. Václava)
Brno’s only Orthodox church holds a tragic place in history
Tourist Information – Panenská Street
An information centre in the Domini Park parking structure
Dominican Square (Dominikánské náměstí)
Square contains New Town Hall and Church of St Michael
Freedom Square (náměstí Svobody)
Brno’s most significant square, located in its historic centre
Moravian Square (Moravské náměstí)
One of the largest squares in Brno, made up of several parts
Janáček Theatre (Janáčkovo divadlo)
When opened, this was the biggest theatre in Czechoslovakia
St James Square (Jakubské náměstí)
On summer nights, this is one of the liveliest spots in Brno
Kobližná connects Malinovsky Square with Freedom Square
Malinovsky Square (Malinovského náměstí)
Named after Soviet marshal who liberated Brno in April 1945
Měnín Gate (Měnínská brána)
The only preserved gate from Brno’s historic city walls
Roman Square (Římské náměstí)
Roman Square is an unofficial name for Františkánská Street.
Comenius Square (Komenského náměstí)
A large square at the road around the historical centre.
Mendel Square (Mendlovo náměstí)
This historical square is located in the area of Old Brno
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