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St. Wenceslas Cathedral (Katedrala Sv.Vaclava)

Address: Vaclavske Namesti | (Wenceslas Square), Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Olomouc
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I walked to this magnificent cathedral on the last sunday in Nov. It was not difficult at all to locate it as its' tall spires dominate the city skyline of Olomouc and i could see it from far. It was not really a perfect timing to visit the cathedral especially there is Sunday religious services ongoing, and to be culturally... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Mother Maria Teresa & Pope had been, a saint is buried there & the walls and pillars are painted in a geometric pattern. Definitely worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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115 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is a very nice stroll from the town hall but been Olomouc so nice and picturesque it is worth the walk whatever you are catholic or not. More impressive outside than inside

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Cambridge
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our visit to this impressive cathedral was made even more interesting by the guide who showed us round and explained everything- this was free.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

While studying Czech at the local university, I attended several music concerts in this beautiful with surprisingly nice acoustics. What a gem!

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Prague
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The cathedral is an important seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olomouc. Four of the archbishops are buried there in the crypt. There is also the heart of Habsburg archduke and archbishop Rudolf Johann Josef Rainer, cardinal von Habsburg-Lothringen.He died on 24 July 1831 in Baden bei Wien at the age of 43 and was interred in the Imperial... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Impressive medieval cathedral. At night when the city fades, garden under the building is completely immersed in age-old.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Do see the cathedral while in Olomouc. The day we visited a delightful young guide gave us a private tour of the main altar and side altars. Don't forget to visit the crypt downstairs to see display of John Paul II's visit.

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Albany, Oregon
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We toured the cathedral and our hosts for the week in Olomouc had arranged for a mini-organ concert. Wonderful cathedral to visit and a fantastic organ. Highly suggested.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very impressive Cathedral, with very friendly guides who are happy to tell you a little history of the place and take you into the presbytery. The organ was being played while I was visiting, a very nice touch!

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