Olomouc in Lonely Planet – For the Second Time!



Olomouc is known as small Prague. For the second time, the professional tourists from the publisher Lonely Planet have ranked Olomouc among the 10 hottest places in Europe definitely worth visiting.

Olomouc is beautiful, interesting, attractive, but contrary to the capital city, calm and with a magical atmosphere. All this along with a rich night life is what makes Olomouc one of the most interesting destinations on the old continent.”Size is not everything. Obviously Europe offers numerous interesting destinations like London or Amsterdam, but if you expect more from travelling, we offer a list of places definitely worth visiting. Places, which may be overlooked by people nowadays, yet unjustly overlooked” stated Andy Murdoch in his article, professional traveler and author of the Lonely Planet. He introduces Olomouc as an exceptional destination in Moravia, which is a must-see for yourself. According to the travelers, the authentic atmosphere of Moravia captures life in the Czech Republic far better than cosmopolitan Prague.

Olomouc appeared on Lonely Planet’s list for the first time last year with a significant characteristic – Europe’s hidden treasure. However, this year, the glow of our treasure is no longer hidden and the authors have revealed more than one reason to definitely visit Olomouc. For example, the night life is one luring factor along with the unique atmosphere of the abundance of darkened crooked narrow streets which can be found in the center of baroque Olomouc. “To be a part of the Top Ten is obviously a great success. Not only we were able to defend last year’s ranking on the list of recommended destinations, but also prove that Olomouc is presented as one of the deciding reasons why to visit specifically our region among the competition of other European destinations”, says deputy mayor Jan Holpuch who is proud of the fact that Olomouc made the list. Among other matters, Jan Holpuch is also responsible for culture and the development of travel and tourism.

This time, all of Moravia and Olomouc appeared in the company of another nine European locations worth visiting when expecting “something more” from travelling. According to Lonely Planet, the Top 10 European Destinations for 2013 are as follows:

  • Porto and the surrounding Douro Valley top
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Northern Iceland
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Moravia, Czech Republic
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Marseille, France
  • Croatia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

“In terms of the visitor’s rate, we can hardly compete with mass metropolitan cities like Paris or Rome. To even think that would be naïve. However, in my opinion, it is more of an Olomouc advantage rather than a handicap. Therefore, we appreciate other mentions of Olomouc and we will certainly use them for our advertising. After all, Olomouc is beautiful and no one can dispute this”, concluded deputy mayor Jan Holpuch with a smile.

For the complete article about the most interesting European destinations of this year, visit our website at www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/77757.

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Václavské náměstí, 779 00, Olomouc

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Otevřeno: Cripta: Mayo – Octubre Lunes– Miércoles 10:00–17:00. Jueves 9:00–16:00, Viernes – Sábado 9:00–17:00. Domingo 11:00–17:00.

Doprava: Tranvías n. 2, 4, 6 – parada U Dómu (cca 200 m)

La catedral de San Venceslao forma una parte inseparable del panorama de Olomouc. Su torre meridional, con sus 102 m, es la torre de iglesia más alta en Moravia (la segunda más alta en la Rep. Checa). La traza de tres naves se deriva de la disposición original medieval.

La construcción fue iniciada por el príncipe Svatopluk en los años 1104 – 1107. Su hijo Václav siguió en su obra y tras la muerte de este continuó el obispo Jindřichu Zdíkovi. La obra inacabada fue santificada en 1131. En 1141 fue terminada y se convirtió en una iglesia episcopal. La basílica románica original de tres naves fue reformada varias veces. Tras un incendio en 1265 la catedral fue completamente reformada en Estilo gótico.

Los pilares góticos provienen del siglo XIII. El presbiterio ancho de las dimensiones 35 x 23m fue construido en estilo del barroco temprano. A finales del siglo XIX recibió, como todo el edificio, el carácter neogótico. Debajo del presbiterio hay una cripta. En la parte meridional hay entrada a la capilla manierista de San Estanislao. Por los lados de la entrada a la capilla hay dos sepulcros del siglo XVI y XVII. En un altar neogótico, cerca de uno de los pilares, está colocado el relicario con restos de Juan Sarkander (canonizado por el Papa Juan Pablo II. en 1995). Los órganos pertenecen a los mejores instrumentos de nuestro país.


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