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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, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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223 helpful votes 223 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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62 reviews 62 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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