June 19, 2017

Olomouc is UNESCO site

Olomouc has the second highest concentration of protected sites in the Czech Republic, second only to Prague.

Olomouc is not only The Holy Trinity Column. The Baroque Column, the largest single Baroque sculpture in Central Europe is included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2000.

The Holy Trinity Column is a memorial column, erected in the early years of the 18th century, is the most outstanding example of a type of monument specific to central Europe. In the characteristic regional style known as ‘Olomouc Baroque’ and rising to a height of 35 m, it is decorated with many fine religious sculptures.

The most important sacred site in Olomouc is the Cathedral of St. Wenceslas, restored between 1883 and 1890 in Neo-Gothic style. It is the location of the assassination of the last Přemysl king –  Wenceslas III – in 1306. Other noteworthy buildings include the Přemysl Palace, Hradisko, the largest Premonstratensian monastery in Europe and the fortified Cathedral of St. Moritz dating from the 15th – 16th century with its famous organ.