Horní náměstí (Upper Square)
Town Hall's archway
779 11 Olomouc
Opening hours: daily 9:00am –7:00pm
Tel.: (+420) 585 513 385, 392
Olomouc region Card
Olomouc Region Card is a tourist discount card that allows you to visit Olomouc significant savings. Its purchase to make sure you completely discounted or free admission.
Since 1998, the Olomouc City Council awards City prizes in recognition of outstanding personalities and entities whose activities go distinctly beyond the present and have close relationship to the city of Olomouc. In recent years, especially artists and personalities from the field of natural sciences were awarded.
Since 2010, prizes have been awarded also for the Accomplishment of the Year as a token of appreciation of a distinguished conduct, of a particular project or an extraordinary success of the previous year. The awards are presented in a ceremony on the eve of the Olomouc City Fest.
Citizens themselves can co-decide about the winners by sending in nominations of personalities, from which the Olomouc City Council selects the prizewinners. More on www.cenamesta.cz
The city of Olomouc, with more than a thousand year long tradition, has played an important role in the lives of many famous people, whose fate is now inseparably linked with the city. Look at other personalities connected with Olomouc - artists, statesmen, army-leaders and church representatives.
Wenceslas III. | King of Bohemia, murdered close to the St.Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc in 1306. The powerful Premyslid dynasty died out with him.
John Sarkander | "Olomouc" Saint, canonized in 1995. Tortured to death in the former town‘s prison, today the Chapel of St. John Sarkander, for refusing to divulge the secrets of the confessional.
Franz Joseph I. | Emperor of Austria and the longest-serving European monarch. He ascended the throne in the Archbishop's Palace in 1848 and visited Olomouc several times later.
Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky | Austrian Field Marshal and Czech nobleman. In 1829 he was appointed commander of the Olomouc fortress and stayed in the city until 1831 (in Edelmann‘s Palace).
John Paul II. | The most popular pope of the 20th century. During his numerous trips abroad, he also visited Olomouc. He canonized Jan Sarkander and Zdislava of Lemberk in Olomouc in May 1995.
Saint Paula | helped the city to ward off plague in the mid-17th century. Since then she has been worshiped as the patron Saint of the city. Her remains are kept in shrines in the St.Wenceslas Cathedral and in the Church of St. Maurice.
Marie Theresa | , Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, she was the only female ruler on the Bohemian throne. She visited Olomouc several times in the 18th century. The Theresian gate or the Theresa Street (Pavelčákova today) were named after her.