Brno is full of valuable historical buildings and interesting places. For a true feel of just how amazing this city is, here’s a list of its must-see locations.
You should definitely visit the two dominant hills in the city centre. On Petrov Hill, you can admire Katedrála sv. Petra a Pavla (the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul), and at the top of Špilberk Hill, you’ll find the city’s famous castle, which contains a museum and casemates. It was known as the harshest jail in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Close to Zelný trh (the Vegetable Market) is Stará radnice (the Old Town Hall) with the fabled dragon of Brno in its passageway, historical halls, and a lookout tower. The Brno underground promises unforgettable experiences, such as Labyrint pod Zelným trhem (the Labyrinth under the Vegetable Market), Mincmistrovský sklep (the Mint Master’s Cellar), and the second-largest ossuary in Europe. If you’re interested in sacred historical buildings, make sure not to miss Kostel sv. Jakuba (the Church of St James) and Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady). If you fancy a short trip into the city’s countryside, Veveří Castle, towering over the largest body of water in Brno, is a very romantic sight.
Don’t forget also to visit underground reservoirs in Žlutý kopec – they won the first place in the Tourist News 2020 poll on the kudyznudy.cz website!
The TOP destinations in Brno will help you appreciate the past as well as the present, as you visit places that radiate with the atmosphere of this special city.
Parts of tour
Old Town Hall (Stará radnice)
A significant historical building in the centre of Brno
Underground reservoirs in Žlutý kopec
Mysterious underground cathedral
The famous Brno villa is in the Černá pole neighbourhood
This vast complex is situated atop a hill of the same name
Cathedral of St Peter and Paul
Cathedral dominating the city from atop Petrov Hill
Vegetable Market (Zelný trh)
Historical marketplace with a fountain, statue, and theatres
Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market (Labyrint pod Zelným trhem)
Just 212 steps down to enter the labyrinth’s winding passages
Mint Master’s Cellar (Mincmistrovský sklep)
A lesson on the history of minting is presented in a cellar
Ossuary at the Church of St James (Kostnice u sv. Jakuba)
After Paris, Brno has the second-largest ossuary in Europe
Church of St James (Kostel sv. Jakuba)
One of the country’s most valuable late Gothic buildings
Moravian Square (Moravské náměstí)
One of the largest squares in Brno, made up of several parts
Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie)
Often described as a jewel of Gothic architecture in Moravia
One of the oldest castles in Moravia and the entire country
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