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Top Choice Architecture in Brno

Vila Tugendhat

Brno had a reputation in the 1920s as a centre for modern architecture in the functionalist and Bauhaus styles. Arguably the finest example is this family villa, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe in 1930. …
Top Choice Cafe in Brno

Cafe Podnebi

This homey, student-oriented cafe is famous citywide for its excellent hot chocolate, but it also serves very good espresso drinks. There are plenty of baked goods and sweets to snack on. In summer the garden terrac…
Top Choice International in Brno


High-end dining in an elegant, airy space that recalls the city's heritage in functionalist architecture. The menu changes with the season, but usually features one vegetarian entree as well as mains with locally so…
Vegetarian in Brno


Healthy risottos and veggie pies stand out in this self-service spot that changes its tasty menu every day. There's another all-veggie branch on the 1st floor of the Velký Spaliček shopping centre.
Czech in Brno


Brno's oldest (and maybe its 'meatiest') restaurant sits on the edge of the Cabbage Market. Ignore the irony and dig into huge Moravian meals, partnered with a local beer or something from the decent list of Moravia…
Czech in Brno


You'll get friendly, unpretentious service at this coolly 'bohemian' (yes, we're in Moravia) haven with interesting salads and soups, and a concise but diverse wine list. Photojournalism on the walls is complemented…
Live Music in Brno

Stará Pekárna

Old and new music with blues, world beats, DJs and rock. Catch the tram to Pionýrská. Gigs usually kick off at 8pm.
Aquarium in Brno

Bishop's Court

The Bishop's Court Museum houses the largest freshwater aquarium in the country, and has plenty of information on Moravian wildlife, lots of model mushrooms and a sleepy section on the history of money.
Cemetery in Brno

Capuchin Monastery

One of the city's leading attractions is this ghoulish cellar crypt that holds the mummified remains of several city noblemen from the 18th century. Apparently the dry, well-ventilated crypt has the natural ability …
Church in Brno

Cathedral of Sts Peter & Paul

This 14th-century cathedral atop Petrov Hill was originally built on the site of a pagan temple to Venus, and has been reconstructed many times since. The highly decorated 11m-high main altar with figures of Sts Pet…