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Moravia is a land of secrets and legends, a significant part of which is concentrated here, in its capital. Many sights in Brno tell the most incredible stories about the city and its inhabitants. In terms of significance and size, it is second only to Prague. Regardless of the purpose of the trip, everyone will find something to see in Brno. Since the main tourist flows are concentrated in the capital of the Czech Republic, here you can enjoy the contemplation of local beauties in a relaxed atmosphere. We recommend that you look at the sights of Brno in advance with a photo with names and descriptions and outline a rough plan of excursion routes.
What to see in Brno in the first place
Let's try to describe the main attractions of Brno briefly to help get an idea of life of the city.
1. Old Town Hall
Inner courtyard of the Old Town Hall in Brno SchiDD
All guides in Brno lead their groups to this place. On a beautiful stone portal you will see a spire bent as if it was made of plasticine, although according to legend it was mangled by a giant. From afar, the tower attracts attention not only by its height, but also by the grace and originality of its construction. At the entrance you are greeted by figures of squires with shields depicting the coat of arms of the city. There are many legends and stories associated with the town hall.
2. Freedom Square
Historic buildings on Liberty Square in Brno
Existing since the 13th century, the square is the epicenter of all city events. There are interesting places for idle festivities, many shops, cafes, shops. Along the perimeter, the square is surrounded by historical buildings that make up an amazing architectural ensemble. There is a fountain in the center.
Official website: https://www.gotobrno
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The magnificent Parnassus fountain of the 17th century on the Vegetable Market Square
Another square is the same age as the city. Today, here, as in medieval times, they sell fruits, vegetables and berries, hold public events for the townspeople. The decoration of the square is a baroque fountain in the form of a cave with amazingly realistic sculptures. There are also several buildings that are iconic places in Brno.
4. Spilberk Castle
The 13th-century Špilberk Castle sits on top of a hill in the Czech city of Brno
What a trip to historical sites is complete without castles! This museum complex was once a defensive fortress, the castle walls remind of this, and today they seem impregnable. The museum exhibits weapons of medieval torture, inside you can visit the casemates and the exhibition. In the courtyard of the castle, concerts are often held, performances, in particular, by folklore groups of the city. A panorama of the city opens from the top point.
5. Tugendhat Villa
Villa Tugendhat building and park located on a hill
This remarkable, squat structure is located on a hill, 3 km from the city. There are excursions to Brno, including a trip here. An interesting architectural project is named after the customer and was created in the first half of the last century. The building is interesting in the absence of load-bearing walls, the entire load is taken by the metal frame. The uncomplicated interior impresses with the absence of bright decor, natural materials are used everywhere. Of particular interest is the onyx wall.
Official website: http://www.tugendhat.
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6. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul – a Catholic church in honor of the holy apostles
This landmark of the Czech Republic should be seen by everyone, even if he was in Brno on a short business trip. It is this cathedral that flaunts on the Czech coin of 10 crowns. Rising on Peter's Hill, it is visible from afar thanks to two spiers. The ringing of the cathedral bell, contrary to tradition, rings at 11 am instead of 12 pm, which is explained by an ancient legend connected with the liberation of Brno.
7. Church of St. James
Church of St. James of the 13th century on Jacob's Square in the center of Brno
Temple built in the 13th century. made in the late Gothic style. The author of the project, apparently, had an interesting sense of humor, which is confirmed by the original male figurine above the south window. Inside you can see several tombstones of historical figures. Near the church there is a unique ossuary. The interior impresses with stained glass windows, soaring columns, a pulpit painted with biblical scenes.
8. Capuchin Monastery
The monastery church of the Finding of the Holy Cross and six sculptures of the main Capuchin saints
This is one of the best attractions in Brno. The relics of 16 monks are stored in a bright building, built without any frills. Thanks to a special system of air circulation, their mummified bodies are well preserved and available for viewing, because they, according to the rite of the Capuchins, are not buried in coffins. The sight is a little creepy, so before entering the crypt, you should think again how important it is for you to see its contents.
Official website: http://hrobka.kapucini.
9. Observatory and Planetarium
Observatory and Planetarium in Brno at night
Add some interesting science to your journey! These facilities are located in the city center, on the territory of the Korovya Gora park. From the top of the park, you can see the city, and with the help of the telescopes placed there, you can look much further. The building is a real temple of science, because in addition to scientific presentations and exhibitions, educational seminars, conferences, as well as entertainment programs and concerts are held there. Of interest is a huge planetarium with fascinating performances, an adjacent explorerium with an explanation of the secrets of natural phenomena, a unique hall with an exhibition of meteorites.
Official website: http://www.hvezdarna.
10. VIDA! Science Centre
View from the second floor of the exhibits in the VIDA science and entertainment park! Ijon
This is an entertaining scientific center, where they will entertain you about the essence of various physical phenomena, give you the makings of knowledge on human anatomy, make you think about puzzles and try yourself in conducting experiments. It is interesting that you can participate in physical processes: press, twist, touch, provoking some actions on the part of the exhibits. Around the center there are hotels in Brno with European service.
Official website: https://vida.cz/en/
11. Theater Magen
Jiri Magen Theater in the center of Malinowska Square in Brno
This building with a light facade looks concise, without any frills. Despite the apparent simplicity, the triangular pediment in the central part attracts attention with a sculptural ensemble, and graceful columns make the appearance of the building light, not burdened with unnecessary elements. Special recommendations of tourists relate to the interior, decorated in the Baroque style. Strict marble columns, frescoed plafonds, boxes upholstered in red velvet and statues of Atlanteans supporting a heavy curtain cause delight.
Official website: http://www.ndbrno.
12. Janáček Theater
The monumental building of the L. Janáček Theater in Brno User:Darwinek
When creating the project, the authors focused more on the practicality of the future building than on its aesthetic component. The reinforced concrete building turned out to be comfortable, functional, with an ordinary facade. The repertoire includes opera and ballet performances, as well as novelties by contemporary composers.
Official website: http://www.ndbrno.
13. Brno Technical Museum
Exhibit at the Technical Museum Brno RomanM82
Where to go in Brno for those who know a lot about technology? The exhibits showcase a variety of techniques. Here you can see airplanes with helicopters, cars with motorcycles, locomotives, computers of different generations. On the upper floors, telephone booths, dental offices and other life moments related to technology are realistically reproduced. On the last floor, you can take part in experiments.
Official website: http://www.technicalmuseum
14. Moravian Gallery
Prazhakov Palace, home to contemporary art from the Moravian Gallery Millenium187
The second largest museum in the Czech Republic with rich collections of graphics and art, photographic exhibits, works of arts and crafts. Visitors leave heartfelt comments about the works of Czech craftsmen, glassware and ceramics, thread knitting masterpieces. In addition to permanent exhibitions, there are also short-term exhibitions devoted to individual topics. 5 buildings are allocated for the exposition, which indicates the vastness of the gallery and its significance for the city in particular and the country as a whole.
Official website: http://www.moravska
15. Moravian Museum
The Moravian Museum is located on Zelni Square (former Market Square) in Brno
Museum of local lore, highlighting the history, nature and activities of the Moravian region. Museum expositions are located in the Dietrichstein Palace and contain rare exhibits. The legendary Vestonice Venus is kept here – the oldest ceramic figurine, a bright representative of the Gravettian culture. In addition, objects of ancient life and applied art are exhibited here.
Official website: http://www.mzm.cz/en/
16. Museum of Romani Culture
Facade of the Museum of Romanesque Culture in Brno Anglos
The museum is full of exhibits demonstrating the vibrant and distinctive culture of the gypsy people. The review mentions the small territory of the museum exposition and the lack of pathos inherent in traditional museum exhibitions. Rather, it is the House of Gypsy Culture. The interior is dominated by black tones, so the museum leaves a slightly depressing impression on some, but the selection of exhibits is certainly interesting.
Official website: http://www.rommuz.< /p>
17. Moravian Karst
Underground corridor of the Moravian Karst Cave
An ideal place to immerse yourself in Czech natural beauties. Along the entire length of the excursion route, you will encounter stalactites and stalagmites, an underground river (here you will have to transfer to boats) and an abyss. Surprises prepared by nature open before your eyes: rocks, caves, forests. Karst contrasts favorably with the city beauties familiar to the eye.
Official website: http://moravskykras
18. Macocha Abyss
View from the bottom of the Macocha abyss
Another attraction of Brno with a touch of mystery. A huge abyss was formed as a result of the collapse of the cave. The natives claimed that it had no bottom, but at the beginning of the 20th century. the first attempts were made to study it. A legend is connected with this place about an evil stepmother, who pushed her stepson into the abyss to save her son. From observation bridges located along the edges, you can see the bottom of the abyss. There is a guest house on the upper platform where you can stay overnight.
Official website: http://www.moravskykras.
19. Pernštejn Castle
Pernstein Castle and Tower of the Four Seasons
This original Gothic building is also called the Marble Castle. In fact, it is a monumental defensive bastion with a tower. In the interior, the mosaic that lined the hall deserves special attention, the castle chambers are interesting, there is even a torture room. All rooms are shrouded in gloomy mystery, but a visit leaves a uniquely enthusiastic impression. Movies were filmed here in Soviet times.
20. Veveri Castle
Veveří Castle is one of the oldest castles in the Czech Republic
What to visit in Brno from the monuments of medieval architecture? This castle was built in the 12th century. and restored almost from ruins. The first project was based on Gothic elements, as a result of the reconstructions, the Renaissance became dominant. Today, weddings, concerts, folk festivals, festivals are held here.
Official website: https://www.hrad-veveri
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21. Austerlitz Castle
Slavkov-Austerlitz Castle – a well-preserved manor in Moravia
It was here that the battle of Austerlitz took place and an armistice agreement was signed, and 4 warriors at the base of the castle represent the countries that took part in the hostilities. Any tourist will be interested to see a small chapel inside with a marble altar. The park surrounding the castle is very beautiful, with fountains, monuments, incl. memorial to Soviet soldiers.
22. Peace Grave
The memorial complex is dedicated to the victims of the great battle of Austerlitz Jean-Claude Brunner
This monument honored the memory of those who fell in the struggle near Austerlitz. At the same time, the mound does not praise the fallen, but pays tribute to the great, significant victory for the people. The grandiosity of the battle and its scale are clearly felt. The avenue of trees brought from the countries participating in the legendary battle is impressive.
Official website: http://mohylamiru.muzeum
23. Brno Zoo
Brno zoo corner
The high rating of the zoo and the mass of positive reviews are explained by the diversity of species and the well-groomed animals. There is a contact corner, a playground. Particularly popular are the Tiger Rocks, where large felines live in enclosures, which can be observed through the transparent wall of the restaurant located nearby. An African village is also interesting, where animals from hot countries are kept.
Official website: https://www.zoobrno
24. Luzhanki Park< /h3>
Luzhanki Park is a great place to relax
The park appeared thanks to the Jesuit monks, who were given a manor, standing on this site. It was then called the “Jesuit Garden”. After the abolition of the Jesuit order, the park was transferred to the city (thanks to Emperor Joseph). Today, the park, spread over 20 hectares, is a favorite vacation spot. The territory is planted with exotic plants and decorated with a decorative pond, a sculptural composition, a monument to the emperor, thanks to which the park became the property of Brno.
25. Ignis Brunensis Fireworks Festival
International Grand Final fireworks competition over the Špilberk castle in Brno
We will advise what to see in Brno for fans of spectacular shows. Every year, since the end of the last century, an international fireworks festival has been held here with the participation of different countries. Entertainment, cultural and sports events are held near the city reservoir, an exclusive program is being developed for this period.
Get ready for intriguing excursions and trips. Believe me, every day in Brno will be filled with emotions and impressions. Read also about the sights in Karlovy Vary and get inspired for your further trip around the Czech Republic.