Vinárna U Královny Elišky

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Location: Mendlovo náměstí 1b, 603 00 Brno.
(49.192500, 16.594269)
Open: All year Tue, Thu 17-23, Sat 17-24.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaCellar
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Vinárna U Královny Elišky, Mendlovo náměstí 1b, 603 00 Brno, Tel: +420-733-182-834. E-mail:
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1965 wine bar and cellar rental opened to the public.


Vinárna U Královny Elišky (Queen Elisabeth's Wine Bar) is a huge cellar which is part of the old monastery of the Augustinian Order. The Cistercian monastery was founded in 1323 by the Czech and Polish queen widow Eliška Rejček. After her, the Wine Bar was named when it was opened in 1965, after the monastery was secularized by the communists. The bar is only open three days a week, on the other days there are events like wine tastings, company banquets, family celebrations, and congress evenings. They offer guided wine tasting, from a short mini-tasting lasting 20 minutes to a 40-60 minute tasting of selected white and red wines. The huge main cellar has an open fireplace at the far end, and is the wine bar. A side cellar has wine booths for rent, so people can store their wine here.

The wine bar is located in the northern corner of the monastery, right at the fortification wall. On the left side of the road is the Penzion na Starém Brně (Pension in Old Brno), they share the parking lot. The whole quarter is called Stare Brno (Old Brno) because it is thought to be the oldest part of the city.

The monastery contains actually several different interesting sites. There is the huge Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie church (Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary). The Muzeu starobrněnského opatství (Museum of Old Brno Abbey) is located in the former dormitory of the Cistercian nuns. It also houses the Salon of Gregor Johann Mendel and Leoš Janáček, to which a separate room is dedicated. A unique Augustinian baroque library with valuable historical volumes stored in beautiful cabinets decorated with artistic carvings was created in the 18th century under Abbot Matouš Josef Pertscher. The Masarykova univerzita - Mendelovo muzeum (Mendel Museum of Masaryk University) is dedicted to the scientific work of Gregor Johann Mendel.