The old city of Brno has a lot on offer for the discerned traveler and definitely allows you to see a side of the Czech Republic that you would have missed out on if you stuck to Prague for the duration of your stay.
Top Attractions in Brno
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
Known as one of the Czech Republic’s most important national monuments, the Cathedral of St. Peer and Paul is beautiful and well worth seeing! At first glance the exterior will have you breathless, but it gets even better when you enter the cathedral. Baroque interior is what makes the interior of this 18th century building so fascinating. You definitely want to make sure that you see the Crypt, which is home to numerous ancient tombs and remnants of the original city walls. The 2 Towers that stand proud at over 84 meters high is another fascinating sight (and sound). The noontime bell that chimes in the towers is known for being rung 1 hour before noon, a tradition that dates back to the founding era of the cathedral.
hrad Špilberk is the 13th century castle you’ll find in Brno, and it is home to the Brno City Museum and the intriguing Tugendhat Villa, which was built in 1930 and is one of the oldest examples of modern architecture from the early 20th century in Europe.