Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Brno, Czechia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 5.8 km
Ascend 170 m
Descend 152 m

Explore Brno in Czechia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BrnoIndividual Sights in Brno

Sight 1: Anthropos

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Anthropos is a museum located in the city of Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic. The museum is a part of the Moravské zemské muzeum. It focuses on exhibitions presenting the oldest history of Europe and mankind. In a 2009 exhibition, the museum presented the most important art works of the Paleolithic era, such as Venus of Willendorf and Venus of Dolní Věstonice.

Wikipedia: Anthropos Pavilion (EN), Website

871 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Vila Stiassny

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Villa Stiassni is a functionalist villa in Brno, which was built according to the design of Ernst Wiesner. It was completed in 1929. It was commissioned by Alfred Stiassni (1883–1961) and his wife Hermína, née Weinmannová, after whom the villa got its name. Since 2009, the villa has been managed by the National Heritage Institute. At the end of 2014, it was opened to the public. The villa is listed in the catalogue of modern architecture of the international organization Iconic Houses, which brings together extraordinary works by world-class architects, architecturally significant houses, artists' houses and studios from the 20th century open to the public as house museums.

Wikipedia: Vila Stiassni (CS), Website

1966 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 3: Kostel svatého Václava

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Kostel svatého Václava David Novák / CC BY 3.0

The Church of St. Wenceslas in Brno is the cathedral temple of the Czech-Slovak Orthodox Church. It was built in the 1920s in a functionalist style.

Wikipedia: Pravoslavný chrám svatého Václava (Brno) (CS), Website

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Park Obilní trh

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Obilní trh is a square with a park in Brno, in the Veveří district, between Údolní and Gorkého streets.

Wikipedia: Obilní trh (CS)

570 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: J. A. Komenského

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J. A. Komenského

The Red Church is a Protestant Church in Brno, Czech Republic. It was designed by architect Heinrich von Ferstel and built up between 1863 and 1867. Nowadays it is used by the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. The building is a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Red Church (Brno) (EN), Website, Url

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Besední dům

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The Besední dům is a public building in Brno, Czech Republic, located on the southern corner of Komenského Square, at the mouth of Husova Street. From the eastern side, it is surrounded by Besední Street. It was built between 1870 and 1873 as part of the newly built ring road. The author of the historicist Neo-Renaissance building was the architect Theophil von Hansen. The Besední dům served as a cultural and social centre for the Czech inhabitants of the town and to a certain extent it has fulfilled its original function to this day. Between the 1980s and 1990s, it was adapted for the needs of the current Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, which is based there. In its history, it has been the scene or witness of a number of socially significant events, including the public announcement of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic from its balcony on October 29, 1918.

Wikipedia: Besední dům (CS)

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Avion

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Hotel Avion is a functionalist building located in the centre of Brno in Česká Street. Along with Villa Tugendhat, it is one of the two buildings of this architectural style registered in the list of national cultural monuments in the whole of Brno.

Wikipedia: Hotel Avion (CS), Disusedwebsite

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: svatý Tomáš apoštol

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The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, originally the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and St. Thomas the Apostle, is a Baroque parish church, originally a Gothic Augustinian monastery church. It is located in the Brno-střed district of Brno in the south of Moravské náměstí in the cadastral area of the City of Brno.

Wikipedia: Kostel Zvěstování Panny Marie a svatého Tomáše apoštola (CS)

25 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Místodržitelský palác

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Místodržitelský palác Kamil Till / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Governor's Palace is a Baroque building located on Moravian Square in Brno. Since 1990 it has been managed by the Moravian Gallery in Brno. It offers an extensive exhibition of art from the Gothic to the 19th century, as well as spaces for short-term exhibition projects. The building also houses the ArtMap bookstore and the Morgal café, whose architect is Martin Hrdina.

Wikipedia: Místodržitelský palác (Brno) (CS)

232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: svatý Jakub Starší

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svatý Jakub Starší Jiří Sedláček (Frettie) / CC BY 3.0

Saint James` church is a late Gothic three-nave church situated in James' square in the centre of Brno, in Czech Republic. Its history starts in the beginning of the 13th century. The church was categorized as a national monument in 1995.

Wikipedia: Church of St. James (Brno) (EN), Website

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Brno Ossuary

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Brno Ossuary TIC BRNO, příspěvková organizace / CC BY-SA 4.0

Kostnice at Sv. Jakub, also known as the Brno Kostnice, is a ossuary located under the Jakubský square in the cadastral area of Brno-město, for the most part directly below the Church of St. James. It is the number of remains found second largest in Europe, right after the Paris.

Wikipedia: Brněnská kostnice (CS), Website En

296 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Nanebevzetí Panny Marie

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The Jesuit Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is located in the Brno-střed district of Brno in the cadastral area of the City of Brno. It is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.

Wikipedia: Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (Brno-město) (CS)

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Janáčkovo divadlo

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Janáčkovo divadlo User:Darwinek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Janáček Theatre is an opera house in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. It is the largest of the three theatres serving the National Theatre Brno ("NdB") opera and ballet company, the others being the Mahen and the Reduta. It was built starting in 1960 after decades of delay and finally opened in October 1965, since when it has premiered some twenty operas and ballets. A major renovation was completed in 2018. The building's façade is north-facing, away from the city center and towards the nearby house of its namesake composer, who is grandly memorialized on the adjacent landscaped green.

Wikipedia: Janáček Theatre (EN)

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Moravské náměstí

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Moravian Square is a public space in the centre of the Brno-střed district, located on the north-eastern edge of the cadastral area of the City of Brno. Its northern part is occupied by two parks, separated by a tram and a road. In the eastern one there is a monumental monument "The Victory of the Red Army over Fascism" by sculptor Vincenc Makovský. The western part is in the form of a recreational park with trees and flower beds, in its middle there is a multifunctional area with a water feature. In the southern part of Moravian Square stands the Church of St. Thomas with the adjacent Augustinian monastery. The paved square is enclosed by the block of the DOPZ building with the Scala cinema from the south and the seat of the Supreme Administrative Court from the west.

Wikipedia: Moravské náměstí (CS)


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