Attractions

Monument in Olomouc

Holy Trinity Column

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 column was built between 1716 and 1754 and is allegedly the big…
Museum in Olomouc

Archdiocesan Museum

The impressive holdings of the Archdiocesan Museum trace the history of Olomouc back 1000 years. The thoughtful layout, with helpful English signage, takes you through the original Romanesque foundations of Olomouc …
Church in Olomouc

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 cathedral's amazing sense of peace is shattered every …
Museum in Olomouc

Museum of Modern Art

On two floors, the museum showcases art from the 20th century under the heading 'A Century of Relativity'. The top floor focuses on movements from the first half of the century, including expressionism, cubism and s…
Historic Site in Olomouc

Civil Defence Shelter

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 between 1953 and 1956 and was designed to keep a lucky few prote…
Tower in Olomouc

Town Hall

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 socialist realist style. The original was damaged in WWII. At n…
Museum in Olomouc

Archbishop's Palace

This expansive former residence of the archbishop was built in 1685. Entry to see the lavish interiors is by guided tour only (a free audio guide is provided in English). It was here that Franz Josef I was crowned E…
Church in Olomouc

St Wenceslas Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral, the seat of the Olomouc Archbishop, was originally a Romanesque basilica that was first consecrated way back in 1131. It was rebuilt several times, before finally (in the 1880s) having th…
Church in Olomouc

St Michael's Church

This beautiful church on Žerotínovo náměstí is topped by an ageing green dome and a robust baroque interior with a rare painting of a pregnant Virgin Mary. Wrapped around the entire block is an active Dominican semi…
Park in Olomouc

Bezručovy Sady

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 town and enjoy the meandering Mlýnský potok (Mill stream). The…