Brno

South Moravia, Czech Republic

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Address:South Moravia, Czech Republic

Brno: the capital city of Moravia region where Czech famous composer Leoš Janáček lived and worked

Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic and is a gateway to the vineyards of Southern Moravia. The first inhabitants of Brno area date back to prehistoric times, however the area was settled around the 11th century. Brno is the seat of the Supreme Court in the Czech Republic as well as great administrative and higher education centre. The city is pulsing with culture, art and is known for its very friendly atmosphere. Její Pastorkyňa (Jenůfa or also Her Stepdaughter), the famous opera by Leoš Janáček, was premiered in Brno in 1904.

Špilberk Castle 

Špilberk Castle was built in the mid-13th century. Over the centuries it has been both a symbol of safety and protection as well as the oppression of citizens - first as a royal castle and later on a Baroque fortress; the most rigorous prison of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and finally, a barracks of the occupying army. Nowadays it is a national heritage monument hosting the City Museum.

St. Peter and Paul Cathedral

A Romanesque chapel stood on the current spot of the cathedral back in the 11th century. It was rebuilt into a Gothic basilica two centuries later. The church was badly damaged during the Swedish siege of the town in the 17th century. A century later, reconstruction took place and since then the building stayed largely unchanged, meaning the interior of the temple is distinctly Baroque, whereas the exterior is Gothic.

Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square)

is the main square in the Brno city center where in the morning locals enjoy sipping their coffee in one of the cozy cafés and in the evening have a beer or Moravian wine in one (or more) of the many pubs. If you come during winter season, you might enjoy a festive and very warm spirit of Christmas market, try the mulled (warm) wine...

The Ossuary of St. James´s Church

was established in the 13th century and is located next to the St. James Church. It is the second largest ossuary in Europe. It was a place of burial of victims of plague and cholera, the Thirty Years' War and the Swedish siege and more than 50 000 people are buried there. 

Villa Tugendhat

is the historical building located in the Černá Pole district. The villa was built by the famous German architect Maria Ludwig Michael Mies in 1929-1930 and commissioned by Greta and Fritz Tugendhat who came from the rich industrial families in Brno. This true gem of modern architecture has also been included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The villa broke from all period trends in all respects with its functionality, and its interior was way ahead of its time. The villa is opened for public nearly every day, however we recommend to reserve the tour there in advance. 

 

Upcoming events

Bach for All International Festival

Mezinárodní hudební  festival Bach for All - Náhled

Spring through Autumn 2019: spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In the concert on March 26th you´ll hear flute and cembalo.

The most popular concerts in Prague

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Concert Season 2019: stop at Church of Our Lady before Týn, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, St. Salvator Church and Rudolfinum. The most central locations. Superb soloists and chamber orchestra. Fantastic music. Classy atmosphere.

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2019: Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.

Smooth jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, U Staré paní jazz club. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.

Easter in Prague

Velikonoční koncerty v Praze - Náhled

Spend your Easter holidays in Prague. Listen to the best classical music. Easter time is time of retrospection: visit the most prominent concert venues & churches in Prague.

Group Discounts

Skupinové slevy - Náhled

We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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