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St. Wenceslas Cathedral (Katedrala Sv.Vaclava)

Vaclavske Namesti | (Wenceslas Square), Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Olomouc
Type: Religious Sites
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Kiev, Ukraine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The temp was 38 every day i was in Olomouc - i can highly recommend this place as a cool, refreshing and relaxing spot out of the heat!

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Sumperk, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

You feel the Gothic time atmoshere everywhere around you. It must be great to experience a concert in this place

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Exterior architecture and interior decoration both are beautiful. There appears to be a marijuana grow operation just around the corner. A little hard to find, and tucked away in a corner of the city.

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