Olomouc at the top



Three years, three excellent awards by the world’s prestigious guidebook. Lonely Planet made a list of the most beautiful, yet lesser known tourist destinations. It wasn’t the hot springs of Iceland, Gibraltar Rocks, Odysseus' Ithaca or Luxemburg that ranked in first place but the historical center of Olomouc!

The mini guidebook, Secret Europe, presents tourists with fifty cities from different parts of Europe. The largest, world-renowned guidebook publisher attracts tourists to Olomouc by saying that “in terms of tourism Olomouc can be equated to an authentic restaurant which is your own, small, personal secret. The Main Square is amongst the most enchanting in the country. It is surrounded by historical buildings. It is adorned by the Holy Trinity Column listed as the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Magnificent churches, many of which host an exciting history, are scattered in the streets of the historical center. Explore the foundations of the ancient Olomouc castle in the Archdiocese Museum which is a must-see and then set out to one of the many pubs or mini-breweries”. In 2012, the publisher also awarded Olomouc by ranking it in the top ten most beautiful hidden treasures in Europe. One year later it was once again on the list of the recommended destinations in Moravia. “It’s beautiful as well as surprising for us. Lonely Planet is to tourist guidebooks what Michelin is to gastronomy. I perceive it as a win in the tourist Olympics,” responded Olomouc mayor, Martin Major, when he first heard of the award. “I am very pleased that the professional editor-in-chief of this publication truly appreciates the beauty of our city, its picturesque atmosphere and its uniqueness.

Apart from other things, Olomouc captivated them by the fact that it offers the same architectural treasures as Prague but without the crowds of tourists. It is definitely Olomouc’s advantage in comparison with our capital. However, despite repeated acclaim from the renowned guidebook, it may only be temporary”, mentioned the mayor, Major, with a smile. The deputy mayor, Jan Holpuch added, “I believe that this is an opportunity to introduce our beautiful city to many other tourists.” “I think that being awarded as a hidden treasure or undiscovered city will give Olomouc an even stronger stamp of attractiveness and will evoke more interest in potential visitors.”

Olomouc has been trying to advertise its beauty in a high-quality and systematic way. In the past years, this attempt has proved effective. Statistically as well as simply looking into the streets of the city center confirms that the number of tourists to Olomouc has truly increased. Olomouc is on the list of destinations offered by travel agencies as for example, one-day trips from Prague or as a part of the Vienna – Krakow route. “Greater advertising in cooperation with the agency CzechTourism certainly helped.

This agency gives Olomouc more space than before”, says Karin Vykydalová, head of the tourism department. “Acclaim from Lonely Planet obviously helps. Ideally, a visitor comes here based on the recommendation, is satisfied here and then recommends Olomouc to his friends back home”, adds Dušan Gavenda of the same department. Lonely Planet Secret Europe can be downloaded for free at: www.lonelyplanet.com/secret-europe.

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La iglesia parroquial de San Mauricio es una de las obras del gótico tardío más importantes de Moravia. El espacio de tres naves está cubierto por la bóveda de crucería de mediados del siglo XIV. En la parte occidental se encuentran dos torres asimétricas. Junto a la pared occidental hay una escalera singular caracol doble.

Una verdadera joya es una escultura gótica de mediados del siglo XV, Cristo en el Monte de los Olivos, colocada en el interior de la iglesia.

En la parte norte hay la Capilla de Edelmann renascentista. Tras un incendio en 1709 surgieron la Capilla de Loreto y la Capilla de las Almas barrocas. En las reformas participaron pintores Jan Krystof Handke, Karel Josef Haringer y Karel Moravec, escultores Filip Sattler, Jan Sturmer y Jirí Antonín Heinz.

Del año 1745 se origina el órgano, el más grande de la Europa Central y el octavo más grande en Europa, hecho por el maestro Michal Engler. Su decoración es obra de escultor Filip Sattler y del tallista Jan Jiri Huckh. La consola barroca original con tres manuales fue ampliada en los 60 del siglo XX por una consola moderna con cinco manuales. El órgano tiene 153 registros y 10 400 tubos.

En la mitad del siglo XIX la iglesia fue amueblada en estilo histórico, en los años 1869 – 1908 fue retocada en neogótico. El altar mayor está decorado por una arca neogótica.


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