Exhibits here straddle the intellectual gulf between extinct life and the medieval village. In a courtyard to the right of the museum is...
Biskupský Yard Museum
The Biskupský Yard Museum houses the largest freshwater aquarium in the country, and has plenty of information on Moravian wildlife,...
In 2011, the city opened the first of what will be several opportunities to explore the underground passages of the medieval city. This...
Opera and classical music with an emphasis on Mozart (he played there in 1767). Buy tickets at the National Theatre Box Office .
Brno's oldest (and maybe its 'meatiest') restaurant sits on the edge of the Cabbage Market. Ignore the irony and dig into huge Moravian...
Cabbage Market information
Lonely Planet review
Opposite the Capuchin monastery, a lane leads into the sloping square of Cabbage market, the heart of the old town and where live carp were sold from the baroque Parnassus fountain (1695) at Christmas. The fountain is a symbolic cave encrusted with allegorical figures.
Hercules restrains three-headed Cerberus, watchdog of the underworld, and the three female figures represent the ancient empires of Babylon (crown), Persia (cornucopia) and Greece (quiver of arrows). The triumphant woman on top (arrogantly) symbolises Europe. The square has been the best place in town to buy fruit and vegies since the 13th century, and smart shoppers still flock to it. However, the fountain's grotesque design remains an acquired taste.