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Špilberk Castle, Brno

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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." Make Špilberk Castle a centerpiece of your Brno vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brno tour planner.
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  • Beautiful building and surrounding parkland, and just a few mins walk up from the city centre.The Casemates (jail/dungeons) are fascinating, it's all dimly lit and atmospheric, a real slice of gruesom...  read more »
  • Our visit with all the kids was short, but very nice. The place is full of great atmosphere and offers relaxing time. 
  • To visit the Exhibition, I was brought in because I don't like prison, long time delay. What was my surprise when I found out that it's an amazing Gallery, architectural guidelines and their creators. Brno was really lucky on them.
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  • A good museum located inside the castle. They had books on the walls of the rooms with translations for the displays into English, which was nice since I don't speak Czech. If you aren't interested in the museum, the fortress offers good views of the city, and the surrounding park is pleasant to stroll through.
  • Small but really nice fortress. Been there twice and always nice feeling being there.
  • The castle itself isn't very much attractive. But the view from there. And park surrounding it is beautiful. That's the place, where I fell in love with this city. When I saw it from there. Try for yourself.
  • Nice castle with nice view down to city. Beautiful park around..
  • Fall in love with the city with this view. Not an awesome castle but an beautiful view.
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