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“The oldest cathedral in Olomouc” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Wenceslas Cathedral (Katedrala Sv.Vaclava)

St. Wenceslas Cathedral (Katedrala Sv.Vaclava)
Vaclavske Namesti | (Wenceslas Square), Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Olomouc
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sumperk, Czech Republic
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“The oldest cathedral in Olomouc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The oldest St. Wenceslas cathedrale in Olomouc is typical gothic cathedrale with high spires visible from big distance. Visit of the cathedral interior is unforgetable experience.
The oldest parts are from early 12 century. the original Romanesque basilica was later on rebuilt in Gothic style. The last Neogothic reconstruction was done in the end of 19th century when the third spire was built. This southern tower is 150 m high and it belongs to the highest tower in the Czech Republic.
Close to the St. Wenceslas cathedrale you can visit Archdiocesan Museum in the former Olomouc castle with very nice archeological and artistic exhibitions

Visited April 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

super trip-free enter sundays-nice photos we made-is good to take acknowledge about history

Visited June 2011
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indy
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“Good St Wenceslas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The church is only a bit over a hundred years old but feels ancient. It's bright and airy with some modest but rich details. It hasn't had time to be cluttered up with a lot of old and dusty painting and sculptures. Well worth the walk across town (a whopping 8 minutes from the town hall).

Visited May 2012
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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“If you want a piece of Czech/Moravian history...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

...you cannot miss this one! Recently restored to its full beauty...

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Detroit, Michigan
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“Sv. Vaclava magnificent - rivals any church in Praha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

You could spend hours here. Imposing from the outside, you can see it on the walk up Denisova street. Inside, the Loretan Chapel will take your breath away. It is an 18th century Baroque altar ornamented in silver and gold. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1995.

Visited September 2011
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