There are many options for places to visit in Brno. With a variety of museums and attractions, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

Spilberk Castle is a popular attraction. Built in the 13th Century, the castle was first a fortress and served as such for hundreds of years. But in the 19th Century, it became a prison for people opposed to the Hapsburg monarchy, and for common criminals. Various exhibits display prison life, highlights architectural elements of the castle, and provide a historical basis for the castle, which also helps to highlight the city’s history in general. The castle sits on a hill in Brno, and is reachable by a number of comfortable walking paths. It’s open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer months and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter.

If you’re into architecture, head for Tugendhat Villa, which is an example of modernist architecture and considered one of the masterpieces of modernist architecture in the world. It was designed by the famous German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The villa is open only Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s open by guided tour only and reservations are recommended. Call +420 545 212 118 to make a reservation.

There are many cathedrals and churches worth visiting in Brno. Head for the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul if you want to visit the centuries-old church responsible for bells that ring at 11 a.m. every day.