Brno, the commercial and social hub of South Moravia, is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of 380,000, boasts a convention centre and is the seat of many important governmental and non-governmental institutions, including several supreme authorities. In addition, it is home to many theatres, galleries, museums, cinemas and shopping centres. The most attractive place is the functionalist Tugendhat Villa, a UNESCO sight; however, be sure not to miss the Špilberk fortress and the interesting medieval underground system. The unique character of the region is reflected in the combination of all the metropolitan amenities and many tourist destinations in the area. You can visit the Cairn of Peace Memorial, Žuráň and Santon Hills, which are places where in 1805, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte achieved one of his most famous victories at the Battle of Austerlitz. The Castles in Slavkov and Bučovice invite you for a visit; families with children can enjoy the Dinopark and Zoopark in Vyškov and sail on Brno Reservoir to get to Veveří Castle.