Špilberk Castle, Brno

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At Špilberk Castle, walk through the dark dungeons where common criminals as well as state prisoners, such as Italian nationalists or opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy, spent years of confinement. The 13th-century fortress, which rises up on a steep slope next to the historical center of the city, is a popular place for walks and relaxation. Over the centuries, the castle has served as the seat of the Moravian margraves, a fortress, and military barracks. Now it is home to the valuable collections of the city museum, which give insight into the history of the castle as the famous "prison of nations." Using our custom trip planner, Brno attractions like Špilberk Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice castel with great view. The visit to the prison was a bit frightening but the place was worth visiting, audio tour was really interesting!  more »
  • There is a musea, without relation with castle's past.. disappointed. Little view on Brno and bar/restaurant. The Park seems nice !  more »
  • Nice cultural place that has nice view of Brno in Czechia. You can have a good rest in the place without noise.  more »
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  • One of the best views of Brno. The fortress has really interesting history and the park surrounding it is a great place for relax. One of the top "must see" in Brno.
  • The castle has a nice view and a few places to sit down and relax while enjoying something to drink or eat. The lookout tower is a nice feature as well as it has the best view of downtown Brno. There is not so much for kids here and also the park on the way up is historic without much for kids or adults. The castle is small compared to a few others in Czech Republic but still interesting enough to explore.
  • Everything what's free there is good, everything you have to pay for is overpriced, I'd say. The underground "prison" is a walk through empty corridors with occasional installations of how it was before. Worth the visit with a walk around, but not the prison. Also cosy park underneath.
  • One of the most interesting sights in Brno. Definitely a must see for any visitor. You can get a nice view of the city and enjoy some meals and drinks in a couple cafes and restaurants.
  • Nice place to visit and walk around. Would have gone inside maybe if instructions were a little clearer. Google Translate helped a little. Maybe an English translation for us dumb mono lingual types.

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