WALKING TOUR BRNO, MAY 2023 










Walking Tour will start here at the
Headquarters
Hotel Barcelo at 10:00am.
Note: we will meet at this entrance.


Brno has 380,000 inhabitants and is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. Brno is the former capital city of Moravia and the political and cultural hub of the South Moravian Region. The most visited sights of the city include the
Špilberk Castle and fortress, and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, both of which are included on the Walking Tour. You may also enjoy this Brno website which highlights local attractions.


There is also a UNESCO monument of functionalist architecture, Villa Tugendhat, which you can visit on your own, but please note that the tickets must be booked in advance. For further information, visit:  https://www.tugendhat.eu/en/

Ticket prices range from $4 - $16, depending on the tour chosen.


  THE DENIS GARDENS

Originally called Františkov, the park was renamed in 1919 as a tribute to the French historian Ernest Denis, who contributed to the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The park features a colonnade with a fountain and an 1818 obelisk to commemorate the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The terrace at the top of the Denis Gardens offers a view spanning from Spilberk Castle to the north-west, across Staré Brno (Old Brno) to the Brno Trade Hall located in the south-west, and south to administrative buildings including the AZ Tower skyscraper. 

ST PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL
AND BISHOPS PALACE

VEGETABLE MARKET WITH
THE PARNAS FOUNTAIN

OLD TOWN HALL and TOWER

The Loreto Chapel. It contains the Holy Stairs, a copy of the stairs from Jerusalem, which Jesus climbed to reach Pilate.

SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH
https://www.gotobrno.cz/en/place/church-of-saint-johns-and-loreto-chapel

SVOBODA/FREEDOM SQUARE

CESKA STREET

For those who do not wish to walk the additional 1.5 miles to Spilberk Castle they may end the walking tour at Cheska St where there any many restaurants to choose from for lunch. 


For those with the energy and interest to walk the additional 1.5 miles, you can continue with the guides to Spilberk Castle where you will be rewarded with an excellent view of the city and the opportunity to visit the Castle and Fortress. Please be aware that it is located on a hill you must climb.

ŠPILBERK CASTLE

Live Castle webcam

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