St Moritz Cathedral


This vast Gothic cathedral is Olomouc's original parish church, built between 1412 and 1540. The western tower is a remnant of its 13th-century predecessor. The church was closed for reconstruction during the time of research and is not expected to reopen until 2021.

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Nearby Olomouc attractions

1. Town Hall

0.09 MILES

Olomouc's Town Hall dates from the 14th century and is home to one of the quirkier sights in town: an astronomical clock from the 1950s, with a face in…

2. Holy Trinity Column

0.09 MILES

The town's pride and joy is this 35m-high baroque sculpture that dominates Horní náměstí and is a popular meeting spot for local residents. The trinity…

3. Chapel of St Jan Sarkander

0.15 MILES

This tiny, rounded chapel is named after a local priest who died under torture in 1620 for refusing to divulge confessions. It's built on the site of the…

4. St Michael's Church

0.16 MILES

This beautiful church on Žerotínovo náměstí dates from the 13th century, and was given the current baroque makeover from 1676 to 1703. The church is…

5. Civil Defence Shelter

0.21 MILES

Olomouc is all about centuries-old history, but this more recent relic of the Cold War is also worth exploring on a guided tour. The shelter was built…

6. Marian Plague Column

0.22 MILES

This monument, the focal point of Dolní náměstí, was built in baroque style after the plague swept through Olomouc between 1713 and 1715. The lower part…

7. Bezručovy Sady

0.22 MILES

Bezručovy sady is one of several pretty parks that wrap around the old centre. The park has walking trails, playgrounds and secluded spots to admire the…

8. Museum of Modern Art

0.24 MILES

There's always something exciting happening at the region's most important art museum. Rotating exhibitions, scattered over two floors, draw from the…