Olomouc

Published: 9.8.2007
The town of Olomouc belongs to important towns of Czech Republic. You find here a lot of architectonical monuments.

Holy TrinityHistoric nucleus of town as well as preserved reservation are the second biggest after Prague, moreover, preserved Plague Column of Holy Trinity is registered in a survey of UNESCO. The tradition of university town, together with an important cultural, spirit and industrial centre of Moravia is added with an offer of sports and relax activities at present. 

Regional Museum of Olomouc

Standard expositions: Geology and Mineralogy, Zoology, Primaveral Age of Olomouc Region, Olomouc in previous centuries, from Timepiece to Clocks and Watches, etc. Museum is settled since 1951 in late Baroque buildimg of former Ethnographic Museummonastery of  St.Clara Order, rebuilt in second half of 18th century.

Museum of Arts, Olomouc

Standard expositions: Olomouc Picture Gallery II – Painting of Netherlands of 16th-18th century of local collections, House of Arts´ lovers (Art and  Handicraft of break 19th – 20th century).  Museum collections contain more than 65 thousands subjects of art´s culture area.

 

Town Hall Tower

The town hall has 75 m of height and is placed in city centre.

 Art Museum          Town Hall with astronomical clock          House of St. Wenceslas

St.Vitus Cathedral

It is an outstanding dominante of a town, placed on so called Michael Hill, constructed as first cupola building in Moravia, it is a work of architect G.P.Tencalla. It was built according to plans of Dominican Order. In 2007 there will be 300 years from its termination and consecration.

Archdiocesan Museum

 

St. John Sarkander Chapel

This chapel is situated on place of former town´s jail and torture-chamber. The last tortured prisoner was just St.John Sarkander in 1620. In subterrain there is preserved torture-instrument from that town – a rack. Pope John Paul II consecrated  this Saint in Olomouc in 1995.

 

Archepiscopal Museum Olomouc

Monastery HradiskoThe first archepiscopal museum in Czech Republic, open from June 2006 in spaces of National Cultural Monument Castle of Olomouc. This place has a rich  history: it was a seat of Moravian Přemysl parentage (since 1034), here was murdered King Wenceslas III., (1306) W. A. Mozart stayed here (1767). This museum presents big choice of preserved art and spirit wealth arisen in Moravia during thousand years.

Moravian Theatre Olomouc

Drama, ballet, opera, musical and fairytales – this is the unique theatre with three stable artistic groups in Olomouc Region. It presents 13 opening performances each year, with daily performances. The theatre is an organizer of International Festival – Theatre Flora. 50% reduction is valid for an adult, the ticket for a child costs CZK 20,-.

Olomouc panorama 

 

Photo: Foto: Wikimedia Commons, Michal Maňas, č.2, č.3, č.4, č.5, č.6Jan Jenista, č.2, č.3 

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