What you need to know about visiting Papilonia, Brno

Me stood in a boat at Papilonia Brno

The O'Hallorans

The OHallorans

We’re made up of Lyndsey, John and Erin, who all love a new adventure. We try to get away as much as possible, especially during school holidays and variety is a must for us. That means staying anywhere from a luxury hotel to a hostel and it’s not often we go to the same place twice. 

Brno is a city rich in history and art with plenty of different attractions. However, if you want something a bit more lighthearted and fun, visit Papilonia Brno, where you can spend some time with butterflies. 

Where is Papilonia?

I actually stumbled upon Papilonia by accident, as I was walking around Brno. You’ll find it hidden down a side street, inside a small shopping area so it’s definitely not something that will stick out as you explore. Only around a 5-minute walk from the Vegetable Market though, Papilonia is centrally located and easy to get to once you know where it is. 


Papilonia – Butterfly House Brno
OC Rozkvět – Brno
nám. Svobody 85/16, 602 00 Brno-Centre

Papilonia Brno sign


*Correct as of March 2023

Children 3 – 15 years
110 Kč (£4)

Adult 16+ years
170 Kč (£6.20)

Family 2 adults + up to three children
430 Kč (£15.75)

15 % discount for groups of 10 or more people
10 % discount on all purchases of online tickets
Reduced admission: Holders of disability identity cards, senior citizens, students – CZK 130
Discounts cannot be combined

Papilonia Brno butterfly

Opening times

*Correct as of March 2023

31 October – 05 February
Monday – Sunday
10:00 – 19:00

06 February – 29 October
Monday – Sunday
10:00 – 20:00

24 – 26 December
01 January
03 January

What is Papilonia?

Papilonia is a tropical butterfly house in the centre of Brno in the Czech Republic. There are also other branches in Prague, Karlovy Vary and Lipno.

The butterfly house is home to hundreds of butterflies from tropical places such as the Amazon basin, the Philipines, Thailand, Africa and Malaysia. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit either as there will always be plenty of butterflies to see.

There is a very secure entry system at Papilionia, where there are two doors to pass before you get inside. This helps to stop butterflies from escaping as only one of these doors will be open at a time.

How long can you spend there?

Me at Papilonia Brno

Papilonia isn’t somewhere that will take up much of your time so it’s perfect if you have an hour or so to fill. In fact, the recommended visit time is between 30 and 60 minutes. Tickets are fairly cheap (see above for rough conversions) so you won’t break the bank on a short visit.

Top tips

If you want the butterflies to land on you there are a few things you can do to help your chances. Start by wearing a fruity perfume or body spray. Butterflies are attracted to certain colours so wearing a red or yellow top can also increase your chances.

Papilonia Brno butterfly

Did I enjoy it?

I actually really loved Papilonia. It wasn’t somewhere I was expecting to visit as I only happened upon it by chance but it was a welcome change from walking around the city. Along with the main area at Papilonia there is a viewing platform so you’re able to look down at the butterflies but you’ll probably be joined up there by some as well.

Inside Papilonia it’s really warm, thanks to the tropical climate needed for the butterflies. This would be a lovely place to visit in the colder months if you want to do something indoors and warm up a bit. I can’t say I noticed anywhere in the reception to leave coats etc. so bear this in mind when visiting. A big jumper might not be the best idea!

Papilonia Brno butterfly

Something I particularly loved about Papilonia was the various photo opportunities that were dotted around from treasure chests to boats. I, of course, had to climb in and get a photo. It would have been great if a butterfly had landed on me at this point however, it seemed as though I was not wearing the right colours on the day.

I would definitely go back, or visit one of the other branches if I found myself in those parts of the Czech Republic.

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