Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Brno

(650+ reviews on the web)
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Climb to the top of the bell towers of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which always ring at 11 a.m. rather than noon as a nod to a tale of subterfuge during the Thirty Years' War. Stone balconies that are nearly 84 m (276 ft) high offer views over the city. The cathedral was erected on the site of a much earlier Romanesque chapel in 1777. Its Neo-Gothic facade is the work of 20th-century architect August Kirstein. Look for a quotation from Matthew's gospel written above the main entrance, which invites all hardworking people to find peace inside the church. The Baroque interior is complemented with high ceilings and stained-glass windows. The cathedral also features a medieval crypt. To visit Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and get the most from your holiday in Brno, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brno itinerary maker.
Create a full Brno itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Brno

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Brno by other users

9 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM POLAND July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Moravia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Brno BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Brno, Prague & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Brno & Prague BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany & Czech Republic BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great place to visit tower quite high our son went up but we & our daughter in law stayed put ! He said good views !  more »
  • Very nice gothic cathedral atop a small hill. It is worth entering and seeing lovely interior and climb the towers. The surrounding area is lovely with some nice views of the city.  more »
  • Walk all the way around to make sure you get the angle of the church, but also the extra views. Have some nice pictures. Very nice inside.  more »
Google
  • The exterior of the cathedral is amazing, the inside perhaps a little less so. It's definitely worth going up to the top to get beautiful views over the city but the tiny side entrance for this means it's easily missed! Costs little over £1 to see the treasury (couple of small rooms with some items belonging to the cathedral) then walk up the stairs to the bell towers and balconies. Best at sunset in my opinion : )
  • Cathedral that is the symbol of the city. If will be approaching Brno from Bratislava, you can see the Cathedral kilometers away. And if you are lucky, wait for choirs to sing. The acoustic is just humbling. Magical place.
  • Amazing gothic architecture, there is a free city tour in Brno where they explain the church's story
  • Beautiful church. Make sure you visit the tower with amazing view on city center and Spilberk castle
  • It's beautiful there, at least the view worth it.