St. Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the most important showplace in Czech Republic and view point number one in Brno.
Towers of Petrov are 84 metre high. The interior is in baroque movement. The exterior is Gothic. Two towers were build in 1904-1905 by famous architect – Augustus Kirstein.
Traditionally, the bells of the Cathedral toll midday at 11 o'clock in the morning instead of at 12 o'clock. According to the legend, during the Thirty Years' War, the invading Swedes laid siege to the city of Brno but had promised that the attack would be halted if they had not succeed in taking the city by midday on August the 15th. When the battle was underway some shrewd citizens decided to ring the bells an hour early, fooling the Swedes who broke off the siege and left empty-handed. Brno was the only city to repel the Swedes during this war.