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St. Wenceslas Cathedral (Katedrala Sv.Vaclava)

Vaclavske Namesti | (Wenceslas Square), Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Olomouc
Type: Religious Sites
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Cambridge
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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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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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
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23 helpful votes 23 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is a cathedral well worth the time to visit it has so much to see and a history that is linked with that of the country

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Not sure what else you are going to see that will top this in Olomouc. Beautiful cathedral, with a interesting history. Both Pope john Paul II and Mother Teresa took the time out to visit this holy place, there are also the partial remains of Saint John Sarkander on show - he was tortured to death in a nearby chapel,... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

While you are in Olomouc go see their cathedral, you will get to see, how smaller Czech towns did in comparison to Prague.

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