10 Things to Do in Olomouc That You Shouldn't Miss

September 19, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Located on the Moravia River, Olomouc is one of the largest cities in Czech Republic. After Prague, the city has the second largest and the second oldest historic preservation zone in the Czech Republic.
Restaurants in Olomouc

1. St. Wenceslas Cathedral

Mlchochova 814/5, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic +420 585 224 236
Excellent
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

St. Wenceslas Cathedral

Reviewed By Ivan K

One of the main landmarks in Olomouc neighbouring Archibishop's Palace is one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in Central Europe. Medieval history is crossing the nearby square where the last king from the Premyslid dynasty, Wenceslav III was stabbed in 1306. The Cathedral is within a short walk from the City center and is a must see.

2. Holy Trinity Column

Olomouc, Czech Republic
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Holy Trinity Column

This 115-foot-tall, early-18th-century structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Reviewed By platypus150 - Melbourne, Australia

My Sunday morning visit was let down by a number of factors. There were buildings under renovation and covered by scaffolding, the road was dug up to relay tram tracks, it was bleak with cold temperatures and rain, and nothing was open. I would suggest by next Summer all will be well again. The column looks very intricate, but the detail was hard to see given the very dark colour.

3. Olomouc Town Hall

Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic +420 585 513 385
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Olomouc Town Hall

Reviewed By FLnurseER - Boca Raton, Florida

Located in the large main square, this building towers over nearby Fountains. Added attraction is an interesting astronomical clock. There is a small information center where you can get a free map, an Olomouc stamp for you "tourist" passport, or use a computer. Few souveniers are for sale also.

4. Astronomical Clock

Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic +420 585 513 385
Excellent
46%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 335 reviews

Astronomical Clock

This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.

Reviewed By Gnoleeg - Geelong, Australia

If you work out how to read it let me know! Very interesting conglomeration of dials, and "things" happen on the hour. Great that it has been kept working for so long.

5. St. Kopecek Church and Monastery

On St. Kopecek's hill, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Excellent
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

St. Kopecek Church and Monastery

Reviewed By Vannegen - Warsaw

The title of my review says it all. Tucked away several kilometres off Olomouc, up on a hill, this famous Moravian monastery welcomes its guest with a splendid classical architecture, incredible baroque interior and the spiritual atmosphere.
Since it seems one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Czech Rep., it might be difficult to find a parking slot, nearby. Despite potential logistics difficulties, it is a local must-see landmark, though. Go and pray, then!

6. St Moritz Church

Uzka 370/2, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
Excellent
65%
Good
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

St Moritz Church

Reviewed By Kristýna F

A nice church. A lot of events there - Concerts, mass. On the church U can see Olomouc - a nice view on Horni namesti ("capital square" - the biggest and famous one). Entrance is really low (about 30 CZK).

7. Olomouc Archdiocese Museum

Vaclavske nam.3, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Excellent
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Olomouc Archdiocese Museum

Reviewed By 6ak - Olomouc, Czech Republic

This is museum full of arts like painting, sculptures, historical objects. Building is one of the oldest in the city. Museum is very sensitive repaired and it was significat royal castle hundreds years ago. You must see during visiting Olomouc city!

8. St Michael's Church

Zherotinovo nam. 220/1, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic +420 603 282 975
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

St Michael's Church

Reviewed By Dawn L - Sammamish, Washington

I love the location of this church and it's architecture. From Olomouc's main square walk up Michalska street to the Church, cute little street. Inside the church you can climb to the top near the bell and get a great view of Olomouc. This church with it's 3 domes is a beautiful landmark. It's a Roman Catholic church and one of the most important landmarks of the city. The church, connected originally with the Dominican Order, was constructed in the 13th century and reconstructed to its current Baroque form in 1676-1703 by Giovanni Pietro Tencalla. When you leave the church, go out the front, turn right and right to walk down Univerzitni street to the wall of the city where you can walk down the stairs to the park for a nice walk along the city wall.

9. Olomouc Zoo

Darwinova 222/29, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic 180 565 7389
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
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4 based on 169 reviews

Olomouc Zoo

Reviewed By cocoloui - Coventry, United Kingdom

The zoo is just outside Olomouc, I got a taxi from the town hall and it was only 218kc with team taxi. You can also get a bus number 11 from the main bus station that will take you there very cheaply.
The views on the way up to the zoo are really beautiful. It was just over 100kc to get in and really worth the money.
The animal enclosure were really good you can tell a lot of money is being spent on it. All the animals seem happy enough. The signs are in Czech but they have animals printed on them, it's a bit of a maze I couldn't find my way back to the exit you sort of do a full circle but I couldn't remember which way I came in. All was fine I found someone who could speak english.
There are play grounds and picnic areas also there are several eating places around the zoo. Outside the zoo is another play area and a restaurant and stalls.
It can be a bit hilly in places but worth it for a nice walk out. Wear trainers or something comfy to walk around in.
I would definitely go again and would recommend it for a nice day out.
Olomouc is a beautiful place I really enjoyed my time there with so much to see and do.

10. Arion Fountain

Horni namesti | Upper Square, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
Excellent
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Arion Fountain

Reviewed By UGM_BRNO - BRNO

I love architecture both historic and modern. And this time I enjoyed admiring the Arion Fountain even more with my shoes taken off wading in water. Being in the city of Fountain this is the right place to calm down during the hot summer day.

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