Špilberk Castle

Royal castle built in the 13th century that was converted during the 17th and 18th century to a Baroque fortress is known as the “jail of nations” for its reputation of the most feared prison in Habsburg monarchy. It is a seat of the Brno Museum, which offers permanent exhibitions concerned with the history of the castle and the city. The visitors are also allowed to take a walk through the casemates - dark grim rooms in the fortifi - cations that used to serve as a recess for the soldiers and later as prison cells for criminals guilty of felony. The castle is surrounded by a spacious park with a number of memorials where the visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.