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Brno
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Brno which includes a city

As well as art galleries, medieval landmarks and lively bars, this large Czech city is also a gateway to the rolling countryside of South Moravia.

Visit Brno to experience Moravia’s easygoing charm. Explore a city decorated with architecturally impressive monuments, atmospheric bars, galleries, glorious parks and museums. Established as a stronghold in the 11th century, today Brno is the Czech Republic’s second-largest city and capital of the Moravia region.

Admire architectural masterpieces of Brno’s Old Town, centering on Náměstí Svobody square, such as the 14th-century Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Old Town Hall. Spot mummified corpses in the Capuchin Monastery’s eerie crypt. See spooky bone collections of plague and war victims in the ossuary of the Church of St. James.

Mingle with locals at colorful food displays at Zelný trh (Cabbage Market). Look for Parnassus Fountain, symbolizing the empires of Babylonia, Greece and Persia. Join a guided tour of underground tunnels, previously used as hideouts, storehouses and torture chambers.

Learn about local history at the excellent Moravian Museum. Browse exhibits of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the Brno House of Arts. Outside the city center, find the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Museum of Romani Culture and Technical Museum of Brno. Walk or catch a tram to the hilltop Špilberk Castle and functionalist-style Villa Tugendhat.

Visit Brno’s parks and gardens on sunny days. Relax on the open lawns of Park Lužánky, see and smell the botanical displays at Botanicka Zahrada and view the exotic wildlife at Zoo Brno. Take a boat ride along underground rivers to the vast caves at Macocha Abyss. Watch motor-racing events and try go-karting at Brno Circuit.

Enjoy a night out at the Old Town’s bars and restaurants, many with outdoor terraces overlooking grand squares. Sample locally brewed Starobrno beer and wine produced in the vineyards of South Moravia. Watch ballet, opera and philharmonic performances at the Mahen Theatre and Reduta Theatre.

Brno is a 3-hour train journey from Prague. Get around the main sights comfortably on foot or by buses and trams. Enjoy the Czech Republic’s enchantment without Prague’s large crowds.

Where to stay in Brno

Barceló Brno Palace
Barceló Brno Palace
5 out of 5
CL Šilingrovo námestí 2/265, Brno
The price is $74 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Brno-střed, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Town Hall, Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra a Pavla), and Old ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (795 reviews)
"Hotel is gorgeous, centrally located. Staff very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Barceló Brno Palace
Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
5 out of 5
Zelný trh 314/2, Brno
The price is $59 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in Brno-střed, this luxury hotel is steps from Zelný trh Underground Labyrinth and Old Town Hall. Casino 777 Brno and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (467 reviews)
Great weekend get away
"Super location a few minutes from the train station on a lively square."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
VV Hotel B & B
VV Hotel B & B
3 out of 5
Mlýnská 8a, Brno
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Located in Brno-střed, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zelný trh Underground Labyrinth, Brno National Theatre, and Old Town Hall. Cathedral of St. Peter ...
VV Hotel B & B
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
EEL accommodation Brno
EEL accommodation Brno
3 out of 5
Vodní 1, Brno
Located in Brno-střed, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra a Pavla), New Town Hall, ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Perfect flat
"The flat is spotless and has everything you need, the location is 10 min to both city center and the station, the owner is extremely helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

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Internesto Apartments Špilberk
Internesto Apartments Špilberk
3 out of 5
Veverí 17, Brno, South Moravia
The price is $44 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Brno-střed, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Masaryk University, Mint Master’s Cellar, and Casino 777 Brno. New Town Hall and ...
3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)
Beautiful view!
"We were very pleased with the room; great size, amazing view and Demetrius was a lovely host. Good head's up on the stairs and my apologies for missing the part in the email about where to pick up the key."

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

Internesto Apartments Špilberk
Red Apartment With Terrace
Red Apartment With Terrace
Brno, South Moravian (region)
Located in Brno-střed, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zelný trh Underground Labyrinth, Brno National Theatre, and Old Town Hall. Cathedral ...
Red Apartment With Terrace
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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