Top Five must see in Brno

If you don’t know it already I was in Brno recently for a mini holiday really more than a getaway since this one was 4 days long. I am loving how many places I can visit with a short flight from London Luton airport and just how affordable all the flights are when you book in advance.

 

 So far with wizz air I have graced Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vilnius, Lithuania; Kaunas, Lithuania; Prague, Czech Republic; Brno, Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria (via my visit to Brno). 

Whenever I go to a new place for the first time I like to use city sightseeing tour services as they have the most common tourist destinations which are usually a must see and then after you can explore alone but at least by then you would have had a feel of the city.

The following five must see tourist destinations in Brno, Czech Republic. 

Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic after Praha (Prague), like most eastern European cities it has  the cobble stones, the Gothic look but mostly for me it was easy to navigate. Dependent on where you staying in Brno your starting point should be Hlavni Nadrazi  or Nove Sady.

Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul – Across from Nove Sady sits the Cathedral in its majestic glory. Cross the road and take a sharp left to climb up the path to the Cathedral to access it from the back and made your way around to the front. The Cathedral seats on a hill like more in Eastern Europe and acts as a vantage point to oversee the city, it is truly beautiful to stand there and admire the view.

Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul

Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul

 

Capuchin Crypt & Church –  From the front of the Cathedral slightly to your right walk down the narrow road for a few minutes to find yourself in front of the Crypt & Church. I did not go into either as both times I was there the places were either shut or not open yet for visitors. Stories have it that the Crypt harbors mummies and though I was eager to see this myself thinking back I am ok not to have seen it as I would have been dreaming about it for months to come.

Capuchin Crypt & Church

Capuchin Crypt & Church

 

Cabbage (vegetable) Market – Across from the Capuchin Crypt & Church is the so-called cabbage market and unfortunately both times I was there the market was either over or not happening for that day (Sunday). I am told the freshest of fruits are sold there no matter the weather.

Cabbage Market or Vegetable Market Brno

Cabbage Market or Vegetable Market

 

Spilberk Castle – When I arrived in Brno, from my hotel I took Bus 26 which passes right in front of the Castle. The spilberk Castle also nests on a hill but not as bad as the Bratislava Castle, this hill is easy to walk no matter the shoes you’re wearing. I was able to tour the entire Castle grounds to get my feel of it all. It is truly beautiful and magnificent Castle.

Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle Roof

 

 Phallic Clock – after wandering around the Cabbage market I took a wander around the town centre and found myself staring at the old town hall with the lopsided center town before I wondered off and found this Phallic Clock. When you first see it you question whether you’re staring at a huge bullet or a dalleck with no ‘dalleck clothes’. It is an interesting clock indeed.

Phallic Clock

Phallic Clock

 

Old Town Hall Brno

Old Town Hall

I had such an amazing time exploring Brno, to end my day of being a tourist I went back to the Cabbage market where a very nice restaurant was situated and ordered me some Czech cuisine which is a must should you be fortunate enough to visit Czech Republic.

You can get everywhere in Brno with either a Bus or Tram, the services are regular and you don’t even need to know the language to navigate around. I downloaded an app called CG Transit and it said my bacon many a times.

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  1. Joe Zly
    April 10, 2018 / 12:17 am

    Dont forget a 100 years old but super modern house by Mies van De Rohe y Pisarkach

  2. February 13, 2016 / 4:29 am

    What a gorgeous place. I adore the old century and cobble style of Brno. The cathedral is just gorgeous, I would love to see the inside.

    • February 13, 2016 / 6:34 am

      It’s such an amazing place to visit well I think entire Europe is

  3. February 11, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Well the clock is most definitely an interesting monument! I love the architecture x

    • February 12, 2016 / 6:59 am

      Hahahaha you’re telling me. I had a good chuckle to myself.

  4. February 11, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I also love exploring a new town that I’m visiting. It looks like you were able to get a lot of sightseeing in!

    • February 11, 2016 / 8:27 am

      I was so lucky to visit so many places in such a short time but then again I do like to make the most of my time when I am away

  5. Janna
    February 11, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I have never heard of this place but it looks amazing! It would be fun to take pictures of the architectures and brick sidewalks. I have a thing for pathways 🙂

    • February 11, 2016 / 8:26 am

      I hadn’t heard of it myself until last month but happy I managed to visit it. The architecture is amazing but then again Eastern Europe has some of the best.

  6. February 10, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Dare I say I have never even heard of this place but how very pretty and quirky it is what beautiful pictures

    • February 11, 2016 / 6:39 am

      It’s not the first place that jumps out in Czech Republic lol it’s beautiful though

  7. February 10, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    So beautiful! I’d love to visit one day. I love the brick roads and sidewalks.

    • February 10, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      You should it’s beautiful

  8. February 10, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Wow there really is some beautiful places with some really cool stuff to see. I want to travel more with my family and really see more than we have in the past.. We need to get out of Iowa during the Winter especially to see pretty things like this and the rest of the world. Great photos!

    • February 10, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks I would love to visit Iowa one day

  9. February 10, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    What a lovely looking place. I haven’t been to the Czech Republic yet, but it’s nice to read about somewhere different. Looks like you had nice weather too.,

    • February 10, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Yep it was amazing weather so you can imagine my disappointment when I came back to the UK

  10. February 10, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Looks like a fabulous place to visit and that clock is a little riske!!

    • February 10, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Hahaha it is isn’t it, just right there in the centre of town

  11. February 10, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Ha ha, so distracted by the phallic clock – that’s all I can think to comment about! I’m so immature…! I love reading Top 5 places to visit for different places though. Will be sure to check these out should I ever visit Brno (how do you pronounce that?).

    • February 10, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Hahaha I know the phallic clock is something isn’t it. It pronounced ber-no

  12. February 10, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Brno looks like another great place to experience. I love how everywhere in Europe seems to be so different in style and buildings.

    • February 10, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Brno is gorgeous and yes Europe has some unique and building buildings

  13. February 10, 2016 / 7:12 am

    I imagine myself standing at the front of Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul staring at the street while it is sunset and marveling at how the sun illuminates the city.

    Brno seems like an amazing place to visit.

    • February 10, 2016 / 7:14 am

      It is such an amazing city and I can just picture myself doing exactly that

  14. February 10, 2016 / 6:47 am

    I have never been to Brno, but it looks like an amazing place. I always seem to miss fresh markets too. It is my curse lol. I hope you get to check it out when it is opened one day.

    • February 10, 2016 / 7:13 am

      Yea me too I would have loved to see the market in action

  15. February 10, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I’m a big believer that each country really has something to offer to tourists. I haven’t been in the Czech Republic but I’m sure there are plenty of great places to visit. Your photos are convincing me to go here someday.

    • February 10, 2016 / 6:33 am

      Awww thanks miles glad to hear that. Each country indeed is unique

  16. February 10, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I would also love to visit Brno, Czech Republic. I have plans to travel to Europe in the next few years to visit a family friend and your post has convinced me to make sure that I put these top 5 must see in Brno in my plans!

    • February 10, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Well I hope you do manage to visit your friend and explore Europe at the same time

  17. February 9, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    I’ve been to CZ but have never had the chance to see this place — actually, it’s my first time to hear of it! And it looks so charming. I’ll take note of this for next time, that’s for sure!

    • February 10, 2016 / 6:27 am

      You should definitely check it out, many people just consider Prague as the place to visit on CZ but actually Brno should be on the list too

  18. February 9, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    lol that clock! I didn’t see it until I read it. looks like a lovely place to spend a mini break though, shame about the cabbage market.

    • February 10, 2016 / 6:24 am

      Yea I know right it’s something else but lovely place

  19. February 9, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I’m not a traveller, but I am ashamed to say that I have never heard of Brno! I must admit that I did a double-take at the clock photo!

    • February 9, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Hahahah it’s not exactly the first name that pops when saying weekend destination lol

  20. February 9, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I’ve never thought of going here but looks lovely to explore, great photos x

    • February 9, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks to an amazing place

  21. February 9, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I have never heard of this place – it looks fascinating! That clock is a bit awesome! Kaz x

    • February 9, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      It’s an amazing

  22. February 9, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Check out those fan-shaped cobbles. Class. Can’t stand cabbage though EVEN WHEN MY WIFE SNEAKS IT INTO SOUP THAT I LIKE.

    • February 9, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Hahaha your wife is a genius lol I loved the cobbles too

  23. February 9, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    I would love to visit Brno and it is your post that has made me want to go because before I read this I had never read it before!

    • February 9, 2016 / 6:49 pm

      Well I am glad to hear that, I only found out about it early this year on the wizz air app

  24. February 9, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Ummm…. now that’s a clock that could make anyone blush! I had to double check because my mind when “exactly where I had hoped it wouldn’t ” only to find out that that is exactly what it is! They would never allow anything like that here in Canada! LOL!!

    • February 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Looool hahahaha I know right, I had to double take because it’s very unusual

  25. February 9, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Looks beautiful…although the phallic clock looks a tad out of place! Although I’m not against mixing modern with old, this is just a bit too in your face. As it were! #ukawesomebloggers

    • February 9, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Hahaha I know right, not really sure the reason behind it but hey it’s art I am told lol

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