Moravia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Moravia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Château Lednice na Moravé

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Just 12 km (7 miles) east of Mikulov is the Château Lednice na Moravé, a must-see if you happen to be in the area. The dining room alone, with...Read More

  • 2. Hrad Bouzov

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    One of Moravia's most impressive castles, 30 km (18 miles) west of Olomouc, has been featured in several fairy-tale films. Its present romanticized...Read More

  • 3. Jewish Cemetery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Mikulov's massive and moving cemetery is not far from Husova ulice, just off Brněnská. The cemetery dates to shortly after 1421 when Jews were...Read More

  • 4. Morový sloup

    Building/Architectural Site

    In the northwest corner of Horní náměstí, this eccentric Trinity column is one of the best surviving examples of the Olomouc baroque style,...Read More

  • 5. Náměstí Zachariáše z Hradce

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This main square is so perfect you feel like you've stepped into a painting, not a living town. Zacharias of Neuhaus, the square's namesake...Read More

  • 6. Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum

    Museum/Gallery

    Arts and crafts shine in this museum, which is without a doubt the Czech Republic's best venue to see applied arts. It has an assemblage of...Read More

  • 7. 10-Z Fallout Shelter

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A Cold War–era relic, this highly classified (hence the "10-Z" code name) shelter was designed to protect the political elite of the region...Read More

  • 8. Arcidiecézní muzeum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    At this house in 1767 the young musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, age 11, spent six weeks recovering from a mild attack of chicken pox...Read More

  • 9. AZ Tower

    Building/Architectural Site

    As of April 2013, Brno has the tallest building in the Czech Republic. The AZ Tower rises 364 feet (111 meters), which is almost 7 feet taller...Read More

  • 10. Bazilika sv. Prokupa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The late Romanesque and early Gothic St. Procopius Basilica remains true to its original layout, from 1260. New sections were added as recently...Read More

  • 11. Café Mahler

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Wooden paneling and floral upholstery in the Café Mahler recall the taste of the 1880s, when Gustav Mahler briefly lived around the corner while...Read More

  • 12. Chrám svatého Mořice

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Nothing is left of the original Church of St. Maurice that stood just north of the Horní náměstí in 1257. This is a new church started in 1412...Read More

  • 13. Chrám svatých Petra a Pavla

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Best admired from a distance, the silhouette of slim neo-Gothic twin spires—added in the 20th century—give the cathedral a touch of Gothic dignity...Read More

  • 14. Cukrárna u Matěje

    Restaurant–Sight

    Give in to your sweet tooth and indulge in good, freshly made cakes or an ice-cream cone at Cukrárna u Matěje, a little café and pastry shop...Read More

  • 15. Dóm svatého Václava

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Between the main square and this cathedral lies a peaceful neighborhood given over to huge buildings, mostly belonging either to the university...Read More

  • 16. Hrad Špilberk

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Once among the most feared places in the Hapsburg Empire, this fortress-cum-prison still broods over Brno behind menacing walls. The castle...Read More

  • 17. Jewish Cemetery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Jewish Cemetery has 3,000 tombstones dating from the Renaissance up to the 20th century. It's free to enter, but guided tours can be arranged...Read More

  • 18. Jewish Quarter

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Little of Mikulov's once-thriving Jewish Quarter still survives. The community once numbered several thousand people, and the town was the seat...Read More

  • 19. Kostel Nalezení svatého Kříže

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If you've ever wondered what a mummy looks like without its bandages, this church will hold the answer. Formerly part of the Capuchin Monastery...Read More

  • 20. Kostel svatého Ducha

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A tiny street leading off the main square takes you to the 160-foot Romanesque tower of the Church of the Holy Spirit, a solid tower finished...Read More

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