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Spilberk Castle

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Address: Shpilberk 210/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420542123611

This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a...

This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.

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Nice, easy trip

Short, pleasant walk up through the park from Brno. We had our 3-year-old with us so decide to get a ticket just for the lookout tower which was quite inexpensive. It gave us... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here in August. The walk up to the castle will take a while. It is a very steep walk up. We only visited the watch tower, which has stunning views of the City. I wasn't that impressed with the castle, as I like my castle's, old and ruined! That said, it's worth a trip up, just for the... More 

Thank Rachael C
Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't have much time left so we decided only to take the look out tower for some nice pics of the area and it was really pretty. Weather conditions were good so you could look really far . We went inside this gift shop too and it was a old pharmacy. Definitely worth a visit On the plus side... More 

Thank Marielle d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Short, pleasant walk up through the park from Brno. We had our 3-year-old with us so decide to get a ticket just for the lookout tower which was quite inexpensive. It gave us chance to explore the castle a little and the view over the town and surrounding area from the top. Then time to enjoy a beer in the... More 

Thank Nigel-massage
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stands in parkland (with pleasant walks) high above Brno, giving great all round views from battlements and watch tower. The museum - captions mainly in Czech but with English information sheets - provides a complete overview of the history of Brno. The art gallery is particularly good on twentieth century Brno painters. When I visited, there was an excellent exhibition... More 

Thank Tom J
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I recomment to visit Spilberk at night.there is a beautiful view to city and very romantic place for night walk.

Thank CyntiaDujsikova
Sunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The castle has had many conversions since it was built in the 13th Century and has many exhibitions to reflect this, A must for history buffs, it has been the seat of parliament, a fortress containing a gruesome prison, a military barrack and now is a museum contain many exhibits relating to the history of Brno.

Thank Helen552259
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Everything here, prison, history, art and a new display about the TV studio. Good coffee shop with fab views too

Thank Alan M
Tbilisi, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Typical nothing special castle, compared to Prague Castle, Karlstejn Castle, Cesky Krumlov castle and others, it is nothing... if this is your first experience, you can visit it. But if you have seen other castles, don't carry about this one.

Thank GeorgianTourist
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

In a beautiful park on a hill above Brno this castle is well worth visiting. Some interesting museums and great views over the city.

Thank Ullans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This Castle has plenty of history and has been very well preserved and maintained. Overlooking Brno, there are some magnificent views in all directions. Well worth a visit if you you're into history

Thank Neil S

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