Places to see in Brno

Old Town Hall

One of the must-see places in Brno is the city’s medieval Old Town Hall, located between Zelený Trh and Náměstí Svobody. Before you peek inside this 13thcentury hall, pay attention at the entrance to the Gothic portal made by Anton Pilgram in 1510, and notice the crooked middle turret. According to legend, this has a purpose: Pilgram was not paid the agreed amount by the council so, in revenge, he left the turret slightly bent. Inside is the tourist information centre and in the tower’s passage there is a crocodile hanging from the ceiling, known as the Brno ‘dragon’, and a wooden wagon. But the dragon is in fact an Amazon crocodile, donated by Archprince Matyáš in 1608. According to the legend, the dragon once used to terrorise the city’s waterways. You can also climb the tower. Address: Radnická 8; admission for tower adult 30 CZK. Open: 9am-5pm, daily.

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